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Former Tropical Storm Kirk could make a comeback

Graphic illustration of Tropical Storm Kirk as at September 26, 2018. The storm is expected to hit the Leeward Islands later this week. The center of Tropical Storm Kirk was located 595 miles east-southeast of Martinique. A tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that has maximum sustained surface winds ranging from 39-73 miles per hour. The storm's center will move across the Lesser Antilles by Thursday evening on its current track.

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Japanese space robots took the first photos of the asteroid Ryugu

Now the probes sent back home the first images since they landed on the asteroid, on Friday . Hayabusa2 will also deploy yet another another small rover (this time containing optical and ultraviolet LEDs) in 2019. Studying it could shed light on the origin and evolution of Earth and even the solar system. There's the Moon of course, a huge archive of images snapped from the surface of Mars, and even photos of Venus captured from the surface, but never has a spacecraft delivered a snapshot ...

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Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid’s surface

If they survived the landing, the two 7cm-tall, cylinder shaped rovers will "hop" across the surface and replenish their power with solar cells. The team behind the expedition faced a nervous two-day wait for the Minerva-II rovers to send back information, but on Sunday, they confirmed the rovers landed.

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Beluga whale spotted in the Thames - London shock at rare sighting

He added the beluga had been feeding around barges on the river for around an hour and had not moved more than 200m either direction on the river. Video footage showed the white mammal surfacing in the Thames near Gravesend, Kent, though no official identification has been made.

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What you need to know about 3 tropical systems in Atlantic

Forecasters say Kirk will begin moving more quickly across the ocean as of Tuesday and is expected to strengthen in the next two days. Then, weakening is likely during the middle to latter part of the week. One possible storm down and two to go, with another maybe in the wings. According to an advisory early Monday morning, that low-pressure system roughly midway between Bermuda and the Bahamas has a 40 percent chance of development in the next five days.

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Giants spider webs cover beach in Greek town of Aitoliko

Although neither the gnats or the spiders are risky to humans, CNN predicts getting rid of the webs will require a lot of dusting. The seasonal phenomenon is caused by mating spiders of the Tetragnatha genus - otherwise known as stretch spiders .


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