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Space shuttle Atlantis “all set” for take-off to Hubble; crew arrives from Houston

Space shuttle Atlantis “all set” for take-off to Hubble; crew arrives from Houst

With the space shuttle Atlantis “all set” for its scheduled Monday afternoon take-off, the countdown for NASA’s final servicing trip to the Hubble Space Telescope – which has not had any ‘visitor’ in the past seven years – has begun at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center!

‘Earth Hour’ was a big Success!

Earth Hours, WWF

You know that nearly 4,000 cities and towns in 88 countries went dark, from 8:30 p. m. to 9:30 p. m., time zone by time zone, during "Earth Hour" on Saturday?

New eruptions at Mount Redoubt Volcano; Alaska Airlines suspends flights

Alaska Volcano

The explosions and eruptions at the Mount Redoubt volcano of Alaska continued on Friday, puffing clouds of ash as high as 50,000 feet above sea level. The Alaska Volcano Observatory reported that the Mount Redoubt volcano erupted two more times later Friday, sending ash clouds 40,000 and 51,000 feet high.

Alaska volcano calms after eruption; Alaska Airlines resumes flights

Alaska Airlines

The snow-covered Mount Redoubt of Alaska was still puffing steam, but remained quite on Tuesday, after two days of six explosive eruptions, releasing huge plumes of ash and steam out of its vent. The volcano was still puffing steam, but that was not powerful enough to block the passenger flights in the region, and thus the flights were resumed.

AVO Seismologists: Mount Redoubt volcano is readying for eruption!

Alaska Volcano Observatory

The surging seismic/volcanic activity at Mount Redoubt, an active volcano in southern Alaska, on Sunday, compelled the Alaskan seismologists and geologists to raise the alert level, about the eruption of the volcano, to "Orange" colored "WATCH" status.

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