The disappearance of MH370 and Air France flight 447 in 2009 prompted the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to develop the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS). Manual tracking every 15 minutes is currently required of aircraft with more than 19 passengers. Automated GADSS tracking is required by November 2018.
Last year spoiled skywatchers with three supermoons. While 2017 brings only a single supermoon on Dec. 3, we can enjoy an "almost-supermoon" this week.
With potential snow in the weekend forecast, meteorologist Mike Moss explains how the predictions work.
I am really looking forward to a good break and some time with my family, but I have found myself reflecting back on what has truly been an incredible year for me in my career.
The Geminid meteor shower is usual among the most anticipated of the year, with up to 120 meteors per hour visible, but not this year.