After a month off, SpaceX returns with two launch attempts in three days

Enlarge / SpaceX’s last mission for Iridum, in June, launched amid foggy conditions in California. SpaceX reader comments 67 Share this story SpaceX has made 13 successful launches this year, and with every additional flight it continues to add to its record for total number of missions in a calendar year. The company’s previous high-water […]

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Nate makes nine Atlantic hurricanes in a row—unprecedented in modern era

Enlarge / Hurricane Nate, now in the Gulf of Mexico, makes nine Atlantic hurricanes in row. NOAA reader comments 89 Share this story Hurricane Season 2017 The Atlantic just finished its busiest hurricane month on record “Potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Maria set to strike Puerto Rico Jose hanging on, Maria intensifying as the Atlantic tropics sizzle […]

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A rare, destructive hurricane is coming to Florida today

Enlarge / European model forecast position for Irma on Sunday evening, and future track. Weather Bell/Ars Technica reader comments 54 Share this story Hurricane Season 2017 Key questions about Hurricane Irma on Saturday US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma For parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma offers a worst-case scenario Irma and […]

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