RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service is investigating discrepancies in temperature readings for Richmond.
The city's official temperatures are provided by a sensor at Richmond International Airport. Weather service meteorologist Larry Brown tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/125vsv7 ) that there have been discrepancies in readings over the past two weeks.
On Tuesday, the airport sensor showed a high temperature of 96. Other sensors showed 92 degrees in Ashland and 93 degrees in Petersburg.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA has rescheduled the Virginia launch of a rocket carrying instruments that will study how the first galaxy was formed.
The Black Brant XII suborbital rocket was scheduled to launch Tuesday night from the Wallops Island Flight Facility. But NASA says there wasn't sufficient time before the launch to cool the instruments to the required temperature.
The rocket is now scheduled to be launched Wednesday between 11 p.m. and 11:59 p.m.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The operators of the Hubble Space Telescope say the orbiting observatory has snapped photos of an approaching comet.
The Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute says the Comet Ison is being called the "comet of the century" because it could be brighter than the full moon when it makes its closest pass by the sun in late November.
The institute says the pictures taken earlier this month show the comet slightly inside of Jupiter's orbit, about 386 million miles from the sun. The institute serves as the science operations center for the Hubble.