The launch of a resupply mission to the International Space Station is expected to be visible along the eastern seaboard.
Generally speaking, a 100-year flood means there's a 1% chance in any given year that you'd see that kind of flooding at that spot. A 500-year flood means there's a 0.2% chance in a given year you'd see that kind of flooding.
The country most often brought up in the modern space race is China. While the recent launch of Tiangong-2 is an accomplishment, it is essentially a lesser version of the Soviet Union's Salyut 1 space station over 45 years ago. The country which is making advancements in leaps and bounds is India.
Last week, as we were heading toward the traditional start of fall with the passage of the Autumnal Equinox on Thursday at 10:21 a.m., Nate Johnson put together a nice graphical summary of some temperature and precipitation-related statistics that Greg Fishel presented a couple of times on the air.
A two-hour launch window opens Thursday at 7:05 p.m. for the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V-411 rocket.
Monday, August 21, one year from today, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States. This last happened June 8, 1918 when a total solar eclipse passed from Washington state through Florida. The path of totality last passed through Raleigh on May 28, 1900.
While watching Olympic track and field events this week, I was reminded of a xkcd comic on pole vaulting. Could the nearly equatorial location of the 2016 Summer Games lead to new world records?