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Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to beholdHurricane Florence is poised to hit the mid-Atlantic coast and the Carolinas this week, and satellite images of the storm are nothing short of terrifying. Astronauts at the International Space Station, for example, struggled to fit the enormous storm into one frame.  "We could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the Space Station, 400 km directly above the eye," astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted on Wednesday. "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you." SEE ALSO: How Hurricane Florence overcame big odds to target the East Coast If Florence hits North Carolina as a Category 4 storm, it will be the strongest storm to make landfall in the state since Hurricane Hazel in 1954.  States of emergency have been declared in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland in anticipation. DAWN OVER FLORENCE: NOAA's #GOES16 captured the sunrise over #HurricaneFlorence this morning, Sept. 12, 2018. NOAA says the Cat. 4 #hurricane will bring "life-threatening #StormSurge and #Rainfall to portions of the #Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states." Updates: @NHC_Atlantic pic.twitter.com/01Z34h3191 — NOAA Satellites PA (@NOAASatellitePA) September 12, 2018 Watch out, America! #HurricaneFlorence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the @Space_Station, 400 km directly above the eye. Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. #Horizons pic.twitter.com/ovZozsncfh — Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) September 12, 2018 #HurricaneFlorence this morning with Cape Hatteras #NorthCarolina in the foreground. The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected. pic.twitter.com/XsQ7Zwurfa — Ricky Arnold (@astro_ricky) September 12, 2018 #HurricaneFlorence is very large and incredibly dangerous.✅Follow local evacuation orders!✅Prepare for life-threatening, catastrophic flooding over portions of the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states late this week into early next week. pic.twitter.com/IWlJYKOZBS — NWS (@NWS) September 12, 2018 WATCH: A tiny satellite could be the key to cleaning up our space trash



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Hurricane Florence Looks Truly Terrifying From Space

Hurricane Florence Looks Truly Terrifying From SpacePhotographs and videos taken from space have revealed the power of Hurricane



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Why Japan Truly Failed at Pearl Harbor (And What China May Learn From It)

Why Japan Truly Failed at Pearl Harbor (And What China May Learn From It)In short, this is a rival who seems to have learned from Yamamoto: don’t jab a sleeping giant, and if you do, don’t steel his resolve. Let him slumber until it’s late in the contest, and you may prevail. China may have learned the true lessons of Pearl Harbor. Let’s do the same—and get ready.



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Minnesota Woman's Children Announce Her Death With Truly Nasty Obituary

Minnesota Woman's Children Announce Her Death With Truly Nasty ObituaryWhen a person dies, you should speak only well of them, but for one Minnesota



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Four things that make Symphony of the Seas a truly unique cruise ship

Four things that make Symphony of the Seas a truly unique cruise shipRoyal Caribbean’s latest Oasis-class cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas, left France’s Saint-Nazaire shipyard Saturday, March 24, for Spain, where it will homeport for sailing the Mediterranean this summer before heading to the Caribbean. Although the ship is yet to enter service, it already holds the title of world’s largest cruise ship … until another supersized vessel comes along, of course. As the world’s largest cruise ship, Symphony of the Seas is obviously unique in size.



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6 Ideas For A Truly Radical Tax System Instead Of Trump's Tax Plan For The Wealthy

6 Ideas For A Truly Radical Tax System Instead Of Trump's Tax Plan For The WealthyIt was billed as radical tax reform ― reducing taxes for the middle class and closing loopholes for the rich ― but the Republicans have come under serious fire for offering the biggest breaks to companies and the wealthy.



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Matt Lauer Apologizes After Sexual Misconduct Claims: 'I Am Truly Sorry'

Matt Lauer Apologizes After Sexual Misconduct Claims: 'I Am Truly Sorry'“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Lauer said in a statement.



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Some Truly Excellent Costumes From NYC's Famous Halloween Dog Parade

Some Truly Excellent Costumes From NYC's Famous Halloween Dog ParadeEvery year, New Yorkers and their beloved canine pals embark on a time-honored tradition: The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade.



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99-million-year-old bird fossil has been found preserved in amber and it's truly exquisite

99-million-year-old bird fossil has been found preserved in amber and it's truly exquisiteWe might just be one step closer to a real life
Jurassic Park scenario. A three-inch fossil of a 99-million-year-old baby bird was found in an amber mine in Myanmar.  SEE ALSO: T. rex might not have been fluffy, after all The hatchling is the most complete bird preserved in amber that has ever been found from the Cretaceous period, about 65 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal
Gondwana Research. The fossil includes most of the skull and neck, part of a wing and hind leg, and soft tail tissue.  Scientists were able to collect data from bone and tissue samples taken from its skull, neck, feet, and wing, and they determined that the hatching was a member of the avian group,
Enantiornithes. This is a fantastic specimen: shows previously unknown enfloofinating pattern for birds! Paper link: t.co/YpFWcvhQzR pic.twitter.com/BK6AsWb48e — Lisa Buckley, PhD (@Lisavipes) June 8, 2017 Researchers determined that the baby bird was newly hatched by examining its plumage. It was no more than a few weeks old before it was trapped in the sticky amber and preserved for millions of years, they found. The visual details in the baby bird are stunning, which has the science community on Twitter geeking out. I mean, c'mon: look at the soft tissue details here. pic.twitter.com/NZs14UHvAK — Lisa Buckley, PhD (@Lisavipes) June 8, 2017 LOOK AT THE FEETS. pic.twitter.com/Aiwut30rBp — Lisa Buckley, PhD (@Lisavipes) June 8, 2017 WOW! Look at the feathers on this Cretaceous bird preserved in amber! t.co/q0VMplchgH@macroevolut might want to get his mits on it! pic.twitter.com/0S3cwDSoqn — Thomas Clements (@Thomas_Clements) June 7, 2017 #FossilFriday came early this week! :-) — Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. (@TomHoltzPaleo) June 7, 2017 Burma, Albian-Cenomanian. Same deposit as the bird wing and dino tail described last year. — Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. (@TomHoltzPaleo) June 7, 2017 Tyrannosaurid skin… boring.We just got HALF A BABY MESOZOIC DINOSAUR PRESERVED IN AMBER, folks! t.co/IBNs2s752u #birds #dinosaurs — Alberta Claw (@albertonykus) June 7, 2017 When I die I'd like to be encased in Burmese amber — tommy job (@tjob83) June 7, 2017 The fossil was purchased in 2014 by the director of the Hupoge Amber Museum in Tengchong City, China, who heard about an amber sample with a strange "lizard claw" inclusion,
National Geographic reported.  Lida Xing of the China University of Geosciences later identified the claw as the foot of a bird from the
Enantiornithes group. Researchers said they're excited about what this new find can bring to the field of paleontology. "Overall, the new specimen brings a new level of detail to our understanding of the anatomy of the juvenile stages of the most species-rich clade of pre-modern birds," they wrote in the study. WATCH: Researchers are using sound to levitate objects, and it's changing the medical industry



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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is about to attempt something truly insane

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is about to attempt something truly insane

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been hanging out in space for two decades, with well over a decade of that time spent exploring the space around Saturn, taking scientific readings, and teaching humanity more about the ringed planet than we had ever known before. Now, the aging spacecraft has nearly depleted the fuel reserves it uses for navigation and corrections, and so NASA is ending the mission the best way it knows how: By making the craft dive repeatedly through the space between Saturn and its own rings until the time comes to crash Cassini right into the planet itself. This is Cassini's Grand Finale, and it's going to be absolutely awesome.

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On April 26th, NASA will send Cassini on its first dive, bringing it closer to Saturn than the planet's rings, and far closer to the planet than it has ever dared to venture. It will dive again and again and again, making a total of 22 close shaves of the planet, sending back extremely valuable data and photos the entire time.

Once it has completed its daring adventure, on its last orbit it will cruise right into Saturn's atmosphere where it will, NASA says, burn up and essentially disintegrate. As the craft melts into nothing it will still be sending back data until its final digital breath.

To say that Cassini's overall journey has been a success would be a massive understatement. The craft's initial mission was wrapped up just four years after it arrived at Saturn, and it has spent much of the last nine years performing tasks that were essentially bonuses. For Cassini to become one with Saturn is really the only fitting end to this story, and its expected end of mission will occur on September 15th.



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