Mass Evacuation sa East Coast USA, Ipinatutupad na Dahil kay Hurricane Sandy

admin   •   October 29, 2012   •   2506

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 28 at 1302 UTC (9:02 a.m. EDT). The line of clouds from the Gulf of Mexico north are associated with the cold front that Sandy is merging with. Sandy’s western cloud edge is already over the mid-Atlantic and northeastern United States. (Credit: NASA GOES Project)

WASHINGTON DC, USA— Puspusan na ang paghahanda ng mga residente sa East Coast ng Amerika dahil sa banta ng tinaguriang super storm na si hurricane Sandy.

Ayon sa National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), posibleng magdulot si hurricane Sandy ng “life-threatening” na pagbaha sa mid-Atlantic coast dahil sa taglay nitong malakas na hanging aabot sa 80 miles per hour.

Sa panayam ng UNTV News kay NOAA Meteorologist Daniel Porter, posibleng tahakin ng hurricane Sandy ang East Coast at posibleng mag-iwan ito ng matinding pinsala.

“The remnants of hurricane Sandy are expected to move into the East Coast region by Monday night with the effects turning into Monday afternoon and will most likely continue into Tuesday and potentially into Wednesday as well.”

Dahil dito, nagpatupad na ng mass evacuation sa North Carolina at Virginia, na unang tatamaan ng hurricane.

Plano na rin ng mga opisyal sa Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire at kahit sa Maine na magpatupad ng emergency evacuation.

Sa New Jersey, nagdeklara na ng state of emergency si Governor Chris Christie at pinasimulan na rin ang malawakang evacuation sa mga nakatira malapit sa Ocean City.

Sa ngayon libu-libong flights na ang kanselado habang ilang estado na ang nakakaranas ng power blackout.

Bilang paghahanda, pinayuhan ng weather center ang mga residente na agad nang lumayo sa mga lugar na malapit sa ilog at sa dagat dahil sa banta ng flashfloods.

“The expected wind speed of Hurricane Sandy moves into the East Coast are expected to be around  80 miles an hour right now James what we can expect with that is that people should be alert and aware of beach erosion as well as strong winds moving through the region as well as heavy rain fall when people should remember to not drive through flooded rivers  or to flooded roads,” pahayag pa ni Porter.

Sa ngayon ay nasa Cape Hatteras, North Carolina at nasa layong 395 miles sa timugang bahagi ng New York si hurricane Sandy. (James Bontuyan  &  Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Philippine Team wins 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 22, 2019

Philippine Team iNON bags first prize in the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge Galactic Impact category.  Team iNON members include (left-right): Matthew Concubierta, Revbrain Martin, Marie Jeddah Legaspi, and Julius Czar Torreda.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Out of the 1,395 teams around the world, Philippine team iNON won first place in the 2018 NASA Space App Challenge Best Galactic Impact category with their ISDApp, an app that communicates crucial information about real-time weather and sea conditions to fisher folks.

Using NASA Globe observer data, the app will be able to provide life-saving weather information to fisherfolk’s cellphones without the use of internet.

U.S Ambassador to the Philippnes, Sung Kim congratulated the five-man team composed of Matthew Concubierta, Revbrain Martin, Marie Jeddah Legaspi, Leandro de Guzman and Julius Czar Torreda, for their achievement.

“I am deeply impressed by team iNON’s fantastic achievement in defeating teams from around the world to win first place in the Galactic Impact category of the NASA Space Apps Challenge.  They can inspire other Filipino youth to develop innovative solutions to problems in their own communities,” Ambassador Kim said.

Team Leader, Legaspi explained the importance of the said app which, according to him, “is a simple solution with an important purpose, which we believe helped it swim to success.  This is proof that even technology needs a heart.” — Aileen Cerrudo

Mars Opportunity rover ends 15-year mission

admin   •   February 14, 2019

Still image of Opportunity rover | NASA/JPL via Reuters

Scientists announced Wednesday (February 13) that the Mars Opportunity Rover has officially ended its illustrious 15-year career of scientific exploration. NASA lost touch with ‘Oppy’ on June 10, 2018 following a global dust storm. There has been no communication since.

Scientists had expressed optimism that Opportunity would survive but, the sustained duration of inactivity led the scientific team to end the rover’s historic mission. The Opportunity rover was built to operate for three months but has thrived on Mars since January 2004, giving scientists volumes of data to study and learn more about Mars than anticipated.

The massive dust storm last year coated solar panels that powered the the rover, preventing the six-wheeled robotic explorer from generating the electricity necessary to needed to operate. — Reuters

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NASA’s Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

admin   •   December 11, 2018



Animation of Voyager 2 probe in space | NASA-JPL HANDOUT via REUTERS

NASA announced on Monday (December 10) that the second of its two Voyager probes had entered interstellar space.

Data obtained from Voyager 2 found that the spacecraft exited the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun, known as the heliosphere on November 5. Voyager 1 crossed the same boundary in 2012.

Voyager Project scientist Dr. Ed Stone said that the two Voyagers crossed at different points of the heliosphere, giving scientists a variety of data to analyze.

Suzanne Dodd, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Director for the Interplanetary Network Directorate, said the Voyagers are ageing, requiring scientists to turn off some onboard instruments to keep them operating. But she said she hoped they could go on for another nine years.

Voyager 2 is currently 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth and information takes about 16.5 hours to travel from the spacecraft to Earth. — Reuters

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