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  • Chile missing C-130 plane: Floating debris found

    12/11/2019 6:09:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/11/2019
    Chilean officials say they have located debris believed to be from an air force plane that went missing on Monday. They said the wreckage was found floating 30km (19 miles) from where the C-130 Hercules cargo plane with 38 people on board last made contact. The wreckage was spotted in a body of water known as the Drake Passage. The plane was en route from Chile's southern city of Punta Arenas to the country's Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base in the Antarctic. The located debris "could be part of the remains of the sponges of the internal fuel tanks," Air...
  • Meet the Chennai-space enthusiast who discovered Vikram's debris on moon

    12/02/2019 9:42:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | 12/03/2019
    A space enthusiast from Chennai who worked independently, found a debris from the Vikram moonlander that scientists had been looking for and helped guide them to the spot where it had crashed. Shanmuga Subramanian...looked for it on the images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital (LRO) Camera that the US space agency had released to the public. LRO Project Scientist Noah Petro... said that Subramanian "is totally indpendent of the LRO, totally independent of the Chandraayan 2 team, just someone who is very interested in the Chandraayan 2 mission (who) used our data and identified a spot where there was a...
  • Woman Impaled in Car After Metal Bar Falls Off Big Rig on Highway Near Sacramento

    11/04/2019 3:24:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 77 replies
    ktla ^ | November 4, 2019
    The CHP says the bar bounced and went through a Chevrolet Impala driving behind the truck. Officials say the bar went through the car’s engine compartment and into the front passenger area, where it struck the woman in the right leg. Officials say the driver stopped and dialed 911 but the driver of the big rig did not stop. CHP officers and firefighters responded and the woman was taken to a hospital.
  • Air Force explains what created the fireball that lit up South Florida predawn sky

    07/04/2019 10:49:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Pal Beach Post ^ | 07/03/2019 | Kimbely Miller
    A ball of light that blinked into South Florida’s inky predawn sky Wednesday before bursting into pieces with dazzling long-lived tails was a hunk of cosmic scrap metal, one of 25,000 objects the Air Force tracks in space. The flaming debris, part of a Chinese CZ3 rocket body, was forecast to reenter the atmosphere Wednesday morning but no one predicted the delight and awe it would spark in those who saw it lazily fall toward Earth just after 2 a.m. At least two people called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, one who said there were UFOs over the skies...
  • Al Sharpton’s half-brother charged in murder after marching against guns

    03/27/2018 11:06:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 39 replies
    wash examiner ^ | March 2018 | Bedard
    The half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, also an activist whose group participated in Saturday’s anti-gun March For Our Lives, has been charged in a Sunday shooting death in Dothan, Ala. Dothan police said that Rev. Kenneth Glasgow was the driver in a car linked to the murder of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan by passenger Jamie Townes, 26. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said that Glasgow and Townes allegedly searched for Jennings, who they believe had stolen Townes’ car. When they found her, Townes allegedly shot Jennings as she drove, hitting her in the head. She died later. Modern Conservatives:...
  • Op-ed | How to avoid another Telkom-1

    09/09/2017 9:28:59 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 9 replies
    Space News ^ | September 7, 2017 | Luca Rossettini
    The recent failure of PT Telkom’s 18-year-old Telkom-1 satellite highlighted the risk associated with prolonged operations of aging satellites. Announced as a pointing anomaly on August 26, the incident may indeed be much more serious than initially thought. As video evidence collected by ExoAnalytic Solutions suggest, the satellite is seemingly breaking apart, leaving behind a track of reflective material...
  • ExoAnalytic Video Shows Telkom-1 Satellite Erupting Debris

    09/09/2017 5:36:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies ^ | September 3, 2017 08:36am ET | Caleb Henry, Space News |
    Ground-based observations of PT Telkom's 18-year old Telkom-1 satellite show a large cloud of debris generated the night the satellite lost contact with customers across Indonesia. ExoAnalytic Solutions, a commercial space-situational-awareness company that employs a network of telescopes to track satellites and other orbital objects, recorded the event Aug. 25. ... ExoAnalytic Solutions uses a network of more than 160 optical telescopes to monitor the geostationary arc, a 36,000 kilometer-high belt around the Earth where most telecommunications satellites reside. Those telescopes can detect objects down to 0.4 meters in size, Hendrix said, and with post-processing, down to 10 centimeters. ......
  • Launchspace Pitches Debris Sweeper That Doubles as Satellite Tracker

    04/06/2017 9:53:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies ^ | 04/05/2017 | Debra Werner
    Launchspace Technologies Corp. proposes sending platforms as large as football fields into low Earth orbit to sweep up space debris. The platforms also would be equipped with sensors to help U.S. government agencies detect and track orbiting satellites and debris. Launchspace Technologies' patented plan to clean up debris calls for sending Debris Collection Units into equatorial orbit to capture debris ranging in size from 1 millimeter to five centimeters. ... To keep debris from ruining the most desirable orbits, Launchspace Technologies proposes sending Debris Collection Units with replaceable, mesh Debris Impact Pads into orbits shaped and synchronized to clean up...
  • Pipeline protesters set fire to camp before clearing out; oil could be flowing in 2 months

    02/22/2017 2:05:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/22/2017 | By William Lajeunesse
    CANNON BALL, N.D – After seven months of protests, beating drums, freezing nights and canned chili, police shut down campsites once occupied by tens of thousands of environmentalists and Native Americans fighting the North Dakota Access Pipeline project. At least one person was injured Wednesday after protesters set fire to a handful of wooden structures at the makeshift campsite. Cecily Fong, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Emergency Services, says the extent of the unidentified female's injuries weren't known. Fong said an ambulance was being sent to the encampment. Most of the 200 to 300 protesters who remained at...
  • 150,000 Cubic Yards of Debris Stand in the Way of Oroville Dam's Hydroelectric Plant Restart

    02/17/2017 5:09:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | FEB. 17, 2017 | Joseph Serna and Louis Sahagun
    Officials at Lake Oroville reduced the rate of water release once again Friday as workers continued make repairs to a damaged spillway and clear debris from a hydroelectric plant. State Department of Water Resources engineers will decrease the flow of water in the Oroville Dam's main spillway from 80,000 cubic feet per second to 60,000 by Saturday morning, giving crews space to dredge debris from a pool at the bottom of the spillway, said DWR acting director Bill Croyle. Engineers had been pumping water out of the lake at 100,000 cfs for several days to make room for incoming storm...
  • Egyptian search team says it has found debris from missing plane and is now looking for black box

    05/20/2016 2:15:24 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 5/20/16 | James Rothwell
    10:08am Personal belongings found - Egyptian military "Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres (180 miles) north of Alexandria," a spokesman for the Egyptian military has said.
  • The Latest: Greece: Debris Found in Sea Is Not From a Plane

    05/19/2016 1:02:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2016
    The Latest: Greece: Debris Found in Sea Is Not From a Plane By The Associated Press CAIRO — May 19, 2016, 3:01 PM ET The latest news on EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo, carrying 66 people, which Egyptian officials say crashed early Thursday into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete (all times local): 8:55 p.m. A senior Greek air safety official says the debris found so far in the Mediterranean Sea does not belong to an aircraft. An EgyptAir Airbus A320 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday while carrying 66 passengers and crew from...
  • Mailbox, concrete chunks, jug thrown from Indiana Toll Road overpass

    05/14/2016 8:06:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | May 9, 2016 | Ryan Jeltema
    BRISTOL — Several motorists on the Indiana Toll Road were lucky to escape injury after a mailbox, concrete chunks and gallon jug of windshield washer fluid were thrown at cars from the C.R. 19 overpass on April 22. Four vehicles were damaged from the debris in the area of mile marker 97.1 near Bristol shortly before midnight on April 22, according to an Indiana State Police press release issued on Monday. The only injury reported was a 17-year-old passenger in one of the vehicles, who was transported to Elkhart General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. State Police found a...
  • Authorities study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370

    07/29/2015 6:30:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2015 | Paris Syndey
    France's air crash investigation agency is studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island off the east coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean for possible links to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a spokesman said on Wednesday. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters the part was almost certainly from a Boeing 777 but that it had not yet been established if it came from MH370. A U.S. official said air safety investigators had a "high degree of confidence" the debris was from the same model as MH370, the Associated Press reported. No trace has been...
  • Debris in Indian Ocean Examined for Connection to Flight 370

    07/29/2015 11:27:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | CNN wire
    Apparent airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion island, a French department in the western Indian Ocean, is being examined to see if it is connected to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a member of the French Air Force in Reunion said Wednesday. The debris was found off the coast of St. Andre, a community on the island, according to Adjutant Christian Retournat. “It is way too soon to say whether or not it is MH370. We just found the debris this morning,” Retournat said. He said the debris — what appears to be a wing...
  • Simulation of space debris orbiting Earth

    06/27/2015 8:59:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies
  • Giant, Mucus-Like Sea Blobs on the Rise, Pose Danger

    10/10/2009 8:15:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies · 1,595+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | October 8, 2009 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Beware of the blob—this time, it's for real. As sea temperatures have risen in recent decades, enormous sheets of a mucus-like material have begun forming more often, oozing into new regions, and lasting longer, a new Mediterranean Sea study says. Up to 124 miles (200 kilometers) long, the mucilages appear naturally, usually near Mediterranean coasts in summer. The season's warm weather makes seawater more stable, which facilitates the bonding of the organic matter that makes up the blobs. Now, due to warmer temperatures, the mucilages are forming in winter too—and lasting for months. Until now, the light-brown "mucus" was seen...
  • Bodies and Debris Found in Search for AirAsia Plane, Rescue Teams Say

    12/30/2014 12:29:43 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 114 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12-30-2014 | Thomas Fuller
    Indonesian rescue teams said Tuesday that they had found bodies and what appeared to be debris from the AirAsia plane that vanished shortly after taking off from the airport here on Sunday. Members of search teams told the Indonesian news media that they had spotted what appeared to be suitcases, life vests and aircraft debris. Indonesian television showed a rescuer descending from a helicopter toward a bloated corpse floating in the sea. The debris was found in the Karimata Strait off the coast of Borneo. Search teams also spotted what appeared to be a larger piece of the fuselage of...
  • Flight MH370: Chinese and Australian ships draw blank (objects recovered not related to MH370)

    03/29/2014 10:52:44 AM PDT · by xzins · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 Mar 14 | BBC
    A Chinese and an Australian ship have failed to identify remains from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight after their first day in a new search area. The two ships retrieved objects from the Indian Ocean but none was confirmed to be from missing flight MH370, Australia's maritime authority said. Chinese aircraft also flew over the area, north-east of the previous zone, and have spotted more objects. The airliner disappeared on 8 March with 239 people on board. Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 and Australia's HMAS Success "reported they have retrieved a number of objects from the ocean but so far...
  • Floating island of rubbish three times size of BRITAIN floating towards California

    11/06/2013 8:45:11 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 136 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 11-5-13 | Christopher Bucktin
    Five millions tons of debris made up of devastated property is making its way to the US following the 2011 tsunami in Japan A floating island of debris three times the size of BRITAIN is heading for the California coastline sparking huge environmental concerns. Five millions tons of rubbish made up of devastated homes, boats, cars and businesses is making its way across the Pacific Ocean following the 2011 tsunami in Japan. Scientists have already discovered debris on the west coast but their latest findings suggest California is expected to be hit with a deluge all at once. America’s National...