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Dramatic photos reveal chaotic aftermath of typhoon in Japan

Dramatic photos reveal chaotic aftermath of typhoon in Japan

World
Aerial photos looking down on the damage left by Typhoon Jebi one day after it hit Japan show the awesome power of the strongest storm to strike the island nation in 25 years, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. About 3,000 travelers were forced to spend the night at Kansai Airport in Osaka because of flooding from a storm surge, which forced officials to close the airport indefinitely, Japan's public broadcaster NHK reported. A bridge that connects the airport to the mainland — the only one, in fact — was also damaged when a 2,500-ton fuel tanker was blown into it during the storm. Cranes collapsed and shipping containers were strewn around by winds that the Associated Press reports gusted up to 110 mph. A ship in Nishinomiya City appeared to be beyond ...
Hubble snaps photos as Mars makes its closest approach to Earth

Hubble snaps photos as Mars makes its closest approach to Earth

Science
July 27 (UPI) -- Mars is the closest its been to Earth in 15 years, offering the Hubble Space Telescope especially clear views of the Red Planet. To celebrate the close approach, NASA and Hubble shared several new images of Mars and Saturn, which is also making its closest approach. When Earth, Mars and Saturn are in alignment, they're said to be in opposition. Mars is currently 36.9 million miles from Earth. "We're always looking for excuses to share Hubble's images," Bonnie Meinke, astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute, told UPI. "But we can also use these images and observations for scientific purposes." The high resolution images offer scientists another opportunity to gauge the scope of the dust storm currently swirling on Mars. "We have all of these spacecraft on or...