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Bad Omen: How Full Moon Could Worsen Winter Storm Jonas

The first full moon of January will rise this weekend, coinciding with a massive winter storm that is expected to wallop parts of the U.S. East Coast with snow and ice. Full moons can incite a whole host of fears and superstitions, but tomorrow's full moon will have one real effect: It will bring with it high tides that could exacerbate the impending blizzard. A full moon occurs when the Earth, sun and moon form one straight line, with the Earth in between, so that the moon is fully illuminated by the sun.

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Jeff Bezos' space company successfully re-flies, lands rocket

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin, successfully launched and landed a suborbital rocket for a second time, a key step in its quest to develop reusable boosters, the company said on Friday. The rocket that flew on Friday was the same vehicle that made a successful test launch and landing two months ago, demonstrating reuse, Bezos said in a statement posted on Blue Origin’s website 10 hours after the flight. “I’m a huge fan of rocket-powered vertical landing,” Bezos wrote.


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