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Here’s What’s Open and Closed on President’s Day 2019

Here’s What’s Open and Closed on President’s Day 2019Find out if banks, schools and the post office are open on President's day



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Here’s Why We Give Roses on Valentine’s Day—And What the Flower Really Means

Here’s Why We Give Roses on Valentine’s Day—And What the Flower Really MeansPopularized by Victorian women, the tradition has its origins in Turkey



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North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Jihwan Hwang Thinks Will Happen

North Korea and America’s Second Summit: Here’s What Jihwan Hwang Thinks Will Happen"If they want to make another historic event, they should produce a more advanced and detailed agreement than the first one."



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Here’s what the polar vortex looks like from NASA’s heat-mapping satellite

Here’s what the polar vortex looks like from NASA’s heat-mapping satelliteYou don't have to live in the U.S. Midwest to have heard about the polar vortex, but if you do you've no doubt felt its effects. Frigid temperatures are swallowing up many states thanks to a mass of arctic air making its way much farther south than it normally does, and NASA caught a glimpse of it using one of its trusty satellites.

The Aqua satellite, launched way back in 2002, is equipped with an instrument called the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS for short) and it's capable of producing detailed heat maps over a huge geographical area. NASA used this tool to monitor the change in temperature created by the polar vortex.

The AIRS instrument detects infrared and microwave energy which can then be overlaid on a map to reveal information about weather patterns and overall climate. It's an incredibly powerful tool that has aided the weather forecasting community in more accurately predicting changes over both the short and long term. In this case it gives us a great visual of what just happened and why.

NASA explains what we're seeing here:

> The lowest temperatures are shown in purple and blue and range from -40 degrees Fahrenheit (also -40 degrees Celsius) to -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-23 degrees Celsius). As the data series progresses, you can see how the coldest purple areas of the air mass scoop down into the U.S.

The temperatures, which brought wind chills to -50 degrees Fahrenheit and even lower in some areas, have caused massive problems for many midwestern states. Schools and businesses have closed for multiple days and the cold snap has also claimed several lives.

The region is expected to gradually warm back up over the next few days and return to temperatures more akin to what we'd expect for late January or early February.



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Here’s what NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft sees as it orbits Bennu asteroid

Here’s what NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft sees as it orbits Bennu asteroidIt's only been about a week since NASA successfully inserted its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe into orbit around the large space rock known as Bennu, after initially arriving in early December. The diamond-shaped object will quickly become one of the most closely-studied asteroids ever, but for now NASA wants to learn as much about Bennu's surface as possible, and that means observing it from every angle.

In a new video animation that has been stitched together from numerous still shots we get one of our best looks yet at the asteroid. As the probe circles the rock, its powerful lens has captured Bennu from just about every angle, making for a neat little movie.

"During the month of December, the spacecraft performed a preliminary survey of Bennu, conducting three flyovers of the asteroid's north pole and one each of its equator and south pole," NASA's OSIRIS-REx team explains. "The data gathered during these flybys allowed the mission team to more precisely estimate Bennu's mass so that the spacecraft could go into orbit around the asteroid."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=S29O8dUhFgY

OSIRIS-REx has a fairly long road ahead of it before NASA declares the mission a complete success. The spacecraft will remain in orbit around Bennu for at least the next year or so, closely studying it and delivering even more images of its messy surface. During that time, NASA will decide on a spot from which to collect a material sample, eventually touching down on Bennu and retrieving some of its surface material before flying back to Earth.

OSIRIS-REx is expected to arrive back on Earth sometime in 2023, at which point eager scientists will have an opportunity to study the sample in great detail. If everything goes according to plan, the mission should teach scientists a great deal about asteroid formation and perhaps even give us a window into the earliest days of our Solar System.



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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Michael Cohen’s New Guilty Plea

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Michael Cohen’s New Guilty PleaIt's been nearly eight months since the FBI raided Michael Cohen's New York



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Here’s How Chip & Joanna Gaines Feel About Selling Their Farmhouse

Here’s How Chip & Joanna Gaines Feel About Selling Their FarmhouseJoanna and Chip Gaines have called their iconic shiplap-covered farmhouse in Waco, Texas their family home for half a decade now. Given Joanna’s creativity, budding style, and growing family, some often wonder if she and Chip ever think about selling that iconic farmhouse for a larger home to serve as a blank canvas for her to redesign. According to Country Living, selling their farmhouse and purchasing something new isn’t something Joanna thinks about.



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Democrats could still flip the Senate. Republicans could still keep the House. Here’s how.

Democrats could still flip the Senate. Republicans could still keep the House. Here’s how.It’s unlikely that the GOP will retain the House or that the Democrats will retake the Senate. That doesn’t mean those improbable things can’t happen.



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Here’s What Happens When The Migrant Caravan Gets To The U.S. Border

Here’s What Happens When The Migrant Caravan Gets To The U.S. BorderAs a widely publicized caravan of thousands of migrants makes its way through



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What tax cut? Here’s what Trump and the GOP want to talk about instead

What tax cut? Here’s what Trump and the GOP want to talk about insteadWith less than two weeks until the midterm elections, Republicans from President Trump down are not talking about tax cuts — and have been backing away from that message for months.



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