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Gulf development more likely

Gulf development more likely The National Hurricane Center has scheduled a Hurricane Hunter aircraft to investigate the system Thursday afternoon. All eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico as another tropical storm will likely form. Otherwise this system moves east quickly Friday night and Saturday is looking mainly dry. An AccuWeather Local StormMax™ of 6 inches is most likely along the upper Gulf coast of Florida and perhaps... [Full Article...]

Mesmerizing Simulation Shows Black Hole Gobbling a Sun

Mesmerizing Simulation Shows Black Hole Gobbling a Sun You're in luck because NASA has a new visualization showing how these huge objects work. If any object goes too close and enters the black hole's point of no return, called the event horizon , it can not escape the black hole. A tidal disruption event like this occurs when a star passes too close to a black hole. The disc looks brighter on the left side than it does on the right. [Full Article...]

Mont Blanc Glacier Poised to Collapse, Italy Evacuates Area

Mont Blanc Glacier Poised to Collapse, Italy Evacuates Area To avoid human casualties, authorities in Italy have elected to close certain roads in the Val Ferret municipality and evacuate at-risk mountain huts. A new special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said Wednesday that glaciers around the world, outside of Greenland and Antarctica but including Europe, are losing 220 billion metric tons of ice a year. [Full Article...]