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Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

A severe sandstorm hit Mongolia's Dundgobi Province on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The storm packed winds of up to 126 km/h (78 mph), according to the meteorological agency. It swept through areas in Deren, Gurvansaikhan, and Mandalgobi. This type of sandstorm, known...

June 11, 2020

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The aftermath of catastrophic Edenville Dam collapse, Michigan

About 10 000 people living in the towns of Edenville, Sanford, and Midland in central Michigan were forced to evacuate on May 19, 2020, after days of heavy rainfall caused catastrophic failure of Edenville and Sanford dams. The National Weather Service (NWS) has...

June 09, 2020

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STEREO-A records Solar Orbiter crossing the ion tail of Comet ATLAS

ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft passed through the ion tail of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) on May 31 and June 1, 2020, and through its dust tail on June 6. This is the 7th space mission to fly through the tail of a comet, and the first one whose upcoming crossing was...

June 07, 2020

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Tornado with gale-force winds and hail rips through Belgorod, Russia

A tornado packing gale-force winds and hail ripped through Belgorod, Russia, on June 1, 2020. Several roofs of houses were blown and trees were toppled down. Videos taken by residents showed powerful winds tearing through roofs, sending debris flying in the air....

June 02, 2020

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Tornado hits San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico

A tornado struck the municipality of San Carlos in Tamaulipas, Mexico, on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Prior to the storm's formation, the National Water Commission warned of tornado and rains with gusts exceeding 70 km/h (43 mph) in the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo...

May 28, 2020

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Red sprites and airglow over West Texas

A large column of red sprites and airglow put on a fantastic display over West Texas on May 13, 2020. The phenomenon was captured by Stephen Hummel of the McDonald Observatory. A line of storms more than 161 km (100 miles) away generated the astonishing display in...

May 18, 2020

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Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

A severe hailstorm hit Asir's capital city of Abha in Saudi Arabia on May 5, 2020. Footage on social media shows roads and highways covered in hailstones. In some areas, accumulated hail created whiteout conditions in wide swaths of land. Abha is situated about...

May 06, 2020

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Swirling sinkhole devours huge chunk of land in Kenya

A swirling sinkhole swallowed a huge chunk of land in the county of Kericho in Great Rift Valley, Kenya, on May 1, 2020, as heavy rains continue to pound the country. As of May 4, the death toll across the country reached 164, government officials confirmed....

May 05, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger floods in Najran, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains triggered flooding in the city of Najran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday, April 27, 2020. The rains were dumped by a storm system from the Mediterranean Sea which merged with a cold front, bringing wet and windy conditions from Turkey to Saudi...

April 28, 2020

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Huge sandstorm hits central Iran

A massive, terrifying sandstorm hit the provinces of Yazd and Rafsanjan in central Iran on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The storm occurred at dawn, with wind speed reaching up to 130 km/h (81 mph). A witness said day turned into night when the gigantic sandstorm covered...

April 28, 2020

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Widespread, devastating floods hit Morocco

Massive and destructive floods hit many parts of Morocco on April 24, 2020, turning streets and roads into raging rivers. In Youssoufia, damages were reported as waters ripped through neighborhoods. Traffic came to a complete halt in most urban roads in the city. ...

April 27, 2020

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Severe hailstorm strikes Guizhou, China

A powerful hailstorm hit Pingtang County in the province of Guizhou, China on Saturday, April 18, 2020, resulting in damage to properties and power outages. The largest hail was 30 mm (1.2 inches) in diameter. No casualties were reported. Last month, a series of...

April 20, 2020

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Geomagnetic effects on Earth's biology – Electricity of Life

Scientific research into the Sun's effects on life on Earth has yielded results that may surprise you. Over a century ago, the Soviet-era scientist Alexander Chizhevsky conducted exhaustive studies demonstrating an apparent correlation between solar activity and...

April 03, 2020

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Sandstorms engulf parts of the Middle East

Sandstorms blanketed parts of the Middle East on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The countries affected included Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Skies turned orange as dust storms engulfed the Middle Eastern countries. In the footage, motorists were seen braving the...

March 31, 2020

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Rare meteotsunami slams into Praia do Cassino in Rio Grande, Brazil

In a rare occurrence, a meteotsunami hit the Praia do Cassino Beach in the southernmost region of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul on March 14, 2020. The rapid waves slammed into nearby vehicles, causing beachgoers to panic and run away to safety. Powerful...

March 17, 2020

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Twin landspout tornadoes form in Oued Zem, Morocco on March 15

Twin landspout tornadoes formed in Oued Zem, Khouribga Province, Morocco during the afternoon hours (LT) of March 15, 2020. At this time, there are no reports of damage or injuries. Landspouts are usually smaller and weaker than supercell tornadoes and do not form...

March 16, 2020

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Supernovas, neutron stars and black holes 'break the rules'

In an interview with Wal Thornhill, Chief Science Advisor of The Thunderbolts Project, we explore a number of intriguing space science discoveries, including supernovae, "neutron stars," "black holes" and "white dwarf" stars which...

March 09, 2020