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NASA Image Shows Weakening Tropical Storm Ignacio North of Hawaii

When NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Ignacio on Sept. 1 it gathered cloud and wind data on the weakening storm. Late on August 31 at 11 p.m. EDT the RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station observed Ignacio’s strongest winds surrounded the center of storm near 30 meters per second (108 kph/67 mph). Those winds weakened ...

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Scientists Use ISS Pictures to Map Light Pollution

Researchers belonging to the Cities at Night project have obtained nighttime images of cities from the International Space Station (ISS) in order to gauge the light pollution globally. The new study that was released on Tuesday at IAU XXIX General Assembly in Hawaii, established that the diffuse glow that is witnessed from space is nothing, but dispersed light from streetlights ...

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Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey in Legal Fix; Sued for Using Confidential Information

Oculus VR is making lot of headlines lately. Be it the exclusivity of the Rift’s first version to Windows-powered computers or the company’s stand on allowing adult entertainment on the much awaited virtual reality headset, the latest one grabs the cake. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is facing a lawsuit for allegedly taking confidential information from a company he worked previously ...

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‘Super telescope’ to improve space weather forecasts

To be launched in 2019, the world’s biggest solar telescope based in Hawaii would significantly improve the forecasting of space weather hazards, say researchers from the University of Sheffield in Britain. A consortium of universities, including Sheffield, are building cameras for the ‘super telescope’, Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), on Haleakala mountain in Maui, Hawaii. “The development of this ...

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Gigantic World Telescope: India Joins US, Canada, Japan and China in Space Project

When it comes to space, India never lagged behind and riding high on its recent successful Mars mission “Mangalyaan”, moved forward to join the global club of five nations to build the ambitious next-generation Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) with an estimated cost of $1.47 billion (Rs.14,300 crore). Joining other big four nations — the US, Canada, Japan and China — ...

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