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The New Horizons team combined a low-resolution color image of 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule , with sharper black-and-white imagery to produce the composite view at right. This created a snowman-shaped, two-lobed binary object. "You can see they're clearly two separate objects that have come together", said Cathy Olkin , the mission's deputy project scientist.
  • Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

    Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

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    Hurricane Oscar has gained strength in the Atlantic Ocean and should get even stronger, forecasters said Monday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles from the center and tropical-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles, the NHC said.
  • 3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

    3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

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    The company's Omega rocket is proposed as a vehicle to launch national security satellites for the United States Air Force and could launch other government and commercial payloads, including to Geostationary transfer orbit. "The LSA partnership enables rapid buildout of NSS-unique New Glenn infrastructure such as vertical payload integration capability and a launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base as well as completion of NSS certification activities".
  • Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic, experts still watching Kirk

    Subtropical Storm Leslie forms in Atlantic, experts still watching Kirk

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    Kirk is moving toward the west-northwest near 24 km/h, and a westward to west-northwestward motion at a similar forward speed is expected to continue through tonight. About 1000 miles west southwest of the Azores is a non-tropical low pressure system. "It could approach the coast as far south as Georgia, or as far north as Virginia, and if we're really lucky it will stay away from the coast altogether", said Moss.
  • Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

    Elon Musk names Japanese billionaire for around-the-moon space trip

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    This is not a walk in the park", Elon Musk warned at a crowded press conference at the rocket maker's headquarters near Los Angeles International Airport. "I'm not afraid at all.I trust him, and I trust [the] SpaceX team", Maezawa said. Could there be more than one billionaire aboard SpaceX's upcoming lunar fly-around mission? Musk added that the BFR launch system represents "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space".
  • SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

    SpaceX To Name Mystery Moon Traveler

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    Maezawa! What is known is that the flight is expected to reach a distance from Earth of between 500,000 to 650,000 km (310,685 to 403,890 mi), making Maezawa and his passengers the farthest-travelling humans from Earth. It should take about 4 or 5 days. "This is going to be risky". This is no walk in the park, ' Musk cautioned. Before the presser, Elon shared some photos of what the Big Falcon Rocket would look like.
  • Tropical Storm Florence to batter USA for days, officials warn

    Tropical Storm Florence to batter USA for days, officials warn

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    At 7 a.m., the center of the eye was located about 5 miles (10 kilometers) east of Wilmington, moving west at 6 mph. Its forward movement was 6 miles per hour (9 kph). on Friday. "Surviving this storm will be a test of endurance, teamwork, common sense and patience". Cooper also requested additional federal disaster assistance in anticipation of what his office called "historic major damage" across the state .
  • The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

    The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

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    Met Office forecasters have issued a severe weather warning for Monday, September 17 from 6pm until 12pm on Tuesday, September 18 as Storm Helene sweeps across the nation. The storm is expected to produce 3 to 5 inches of rain across Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe, with near 10 inches possible in isolated areas, forecasters said.