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Mansions fall into ocean as wild storm lashes east coast of Australia

One mansion, propped on a cliff in the badly-affected area of Collaroy beach, lost its swimming pool to the wild ocean.Other multi-million dollar properties along the same strip lost their balconies and lower levels.

Cape Fear is on: Surfing battle takes place in monster surf after Sydney storm

Red Bull's Cape Fear surfing contest kicked off in Sydney, Australia Monday after an insane storm lashed the east coast.While many Sydneysiders stayed in the confines of their warm homes, 16 surfers were towed into the wild ocean.

Astronomers discover the first water clouds outside our solar system

Astronomers discover the first water clouds outside our solar system This week, a team of astronomers led out of UC Santa Cruz released a report on the brown dwarf WISE0855, by far the dimmest object ever imaged in its spectral range.Their results confirm a preexisting assumption that brown dwarfs ought to be capable of supporting enough water to create phenomena like water clouds, and greatly invigorate the search for life on these cold, extremely common worlds.

NASA develops model to predict global dust storms on Mars

NASA develops model to predict global dust storms on Mars That’s why understanding the massive dust storms that can sometimes engulf the entire planet is so important.A new model of Mars’ dust storms has been published, and we’ll know in a few months if it can predict the next global storm.

NASA and NOAA launch most advanced weather satellite ever

NASA and NOAA launch most advanced weather satellite ever A new weather satellite is on its way into space, but it’s unlike any of the weather satellites we have right now.The satellite is currently on its way to a geostationary orbit at 22,300 miles above the Earth.

This week in space: The future of NASA, the ESA diagnosed its Mars probe failure, and setbacks while resupplying the ISS

This week in space: The future of NASA, the ESA diagnosed its Mars probe failure, and setbacks while resupplying the ISS A Russian Progress spacecraft was lost six minutes into its resupply flight to the ISS on Thursday.But the ISS crew is all fine, they’re not out of supplies, and there’s another resupply flight scheduled for next week.