NASA has shared an image of a weird rectangle iceberg that appeared floating off the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, near the Larsen C ice shelf. The image was taken during an IceBridge flight—an airborne survey of the planet’s polar ice. The mission aims to provide a 3D view of the ice that makes up the Arctic and Antarctic, providing vital information on how it changes over time.
In an interview with LiveScience, NASA ice scientist Kelly Brunt explained how the rectangle iceberg formed: "We get two types of icebergs: We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a crazy subsurface. And then you have what is called 'tabular icebergs.'" The latter, she said, split off the edges of ice shelves in the same way a fingernail that grows too long ends up cracking off. This is why they have sharp edges. Brunt did acknowledge that this particular iceberg was a “…

Watch: NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in one minute

That's a lot of water. As a test of its "Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system," NASA on Oct. 15 released a deluge of water -- 450,000 gallons to be precise -- in just over one minute. The water goes up about 100 feet into the air. The system is used to reduce extreme heat and energy generated by a rocket launch, according to NASA. This test was at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B in Florida in preparation for Exploration Mission-1, which is set to launch in June 2020. It will be the first uncrewed flight of the Space Launch System, a huge rocket arrangement NASA has worked on for years, set to be the most powerful booster ever built.
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Severe thunderstorm, large hail and heavy rainfall hit southeastern Australia

Severe thunderstorm, large hail, and heavy rainfall hit southeastern Australia
Intense thunderstorms are affecting parts of southeastern Australia over the past couple of days. In just 24 hours, NSW registered 300 000 lightning strikes, resulting in the death of at least one person. Heavy rain soaked the region, dropping three times the October average rainfall on some parts. The storm flooded roads and homes, downed trees and power lines and left tens of thousands without power. A strong cold front moved through New South Wales late October 20 into 21, 2018, forcing a warm and humid airmass upward, creating a line of storms that, at times, stretched from the Victorian border all the way to southern Queensland, the Weatherzone reports. The state saw 300 000 lightning strikes on October 21 alone. The city of Sydney recorded more than 7 000 lightning strikes overnight October 21 and 15 mm (0.59 inches) of rain in 10 minutes / 19.2 mm (0.75 inches) in just 15 minutes. State's SES said…

Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico as 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm

Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico as 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 storm Hurricane Willa, an “extremely dangerous” storm that was upgraded to a Category 4 late Sunday, is expected to slam Mexico’s Pacific coast late Tuesday or Wednesday. The storm, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), “continues to rapidly strengthen,” as it barrels toward the coast. As of the center’s 8 p.m. ET advisory, the hurricane was roughly 225 miles south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph.

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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes Cascadia Subduction Zone 10/22/18

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Strikes Cascadia Subduction Zone 10/22/18 PORT HARDY, BRITISH COLUMBIA —10/22/18 Three powerful earthquakes struck late Sunday off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, near Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting.

Less than 40 minutes later, a second quake with a recorded magnitude of 6.8 struck nearby, about 122 miles (197 kilometers) southwest of Port Hardy. It occurred at a depth of about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers.) A third 6.5-magnitude quake was reported at 11:22 p.m. PDT about 138 miles (223 kilometers) southwest of Port Hardy. Its depth was also about 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).

"Willa" Rapidly Intensifies Into a Hurricane and Will Threaten Mexico By Midweek

Willa Rapidly Intensifies Into a Hurricane and Will Threaten Mexico

Willa has rapidly intensified into a hurricane in the eastern Pacific and will threaten Mexico by midweek with damaging winds, flooding rain and storm surge. Tropical Storm Vicente also poses a heavy rain threat to Mexico this week.
Vicente and Willa have helped clinch a record-breaking hurricane season in the eastern Pacific.
At a Glance Hurricane Willa has intensified rapidly off the Mexican coast.
Willa is forecast to make landfall in Mexico by Wednesday.
Moisture from Willa could eventually enhance rainfall in Texas and possibly along the Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Vicente is also forecast to make landfall in Mexico later this week.Hurricane WillaWilla is tracking northwestward but is expected to slowly recurve toward the northeast by Tuesday and should make landfall in northern Mexico on Wednesday. Landfall of the circulation center is expected anywhere from near or north of Mazatlán to near Puerto Vallarta.
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Yellowstone Geyser’s Eruption tosses up decades of human trash, some ‘historic’

Yellowstone Geyser’s Eruption tosses up decades of human trash, some ‘historic’ On Sept. 15, Yellowstone National Park’s Ear Spring geyser erupted in its most violent display since 1957. For several minutes, sprays of steaming water leaped up to 30 feet in the air, chunks of rock and dirt spewed forth onto the ground, and about 60 years of wishes were promptly reversed when the geyser gave up nearly 100 coins that had previously been tossed in.   Some coins were to be expected: Who among us hasn’t flipped a good-luck penny into a thermal vent? But park officials were more surprised to find that decades of man-made garbage had also burst forth from Ear Spring — some of which dated back to the 1930s. “After Ear Spring erupted on September 15, employees found a strange assortment of items strewn across the landscape around its vent,” officials wrote on the Yellowstone National Park Facebook page. “Some are clearly historic: they’ll be inventoried by curators and may end up in Yellowstone…

Small asteroid passed closer than TV satellites

Small asteroid passed closer than TV satellites A small space rock made an extremely close approach yesterday (October 19, 2018). The close flyby of Asteroid 2018 UA occurred just hours after being detected by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. Limited observations did not allow for precise trajectory calculations, but estimates suggest the small asteroid passed at a distance between 4,536 miles to 9,540 miles (7,300 km to 15,353 km) from Earth’s surface. For comparison, meteorological and television satellites orbit at some 22,300 miles (35,888 km) from our planet’s surface, which means the asteroid’s approach was one of the closest registered. Was Earth at danger? No. Fortunately, it was just a 10-20 foot (3-6 meter) space rock, which means that most of the asteroid would disintegrate if it entered our atmosphere. If a space rock of that size did enter our atmosphere, it would be visible as an impressive meteor, probably even in daylight. Asteroid 2018 UA was traveling through spac…

The Famous Rockefeller UFO Briefing Document

The Famous Rockefeller UFO Briefing Document
Throughout the 1990s, billionaire philanthropist Laurance S. Rockefeller (1910-2004) sponsored and funded a number of UFO-related projects. This has come to be known as the Rockefeller UFO initiative since in some cases they went beyond funding and included an actual lobbying effort to the Clinton White House, undertaken by Rockefeller himself and his lawyer Henry Diamond, in the early and mid-90s. This writer became actively involved in one of these Rockefeller projects, which resulted in a book-length report titled, Unidentified Flying Objects Briefing Document – The Best Available Evidence, finished in December 1995.
The project was coordinated by Marie Galbraith, wife of investment banker Evan Galbraith, who served as U.S. ambassador to France during the Reagan administration. The author of the original draft was aviation journalist and long-time ufologist Don Berliner, whose involvement in the field goes back to NICAP (National Investigatio…