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This is the first ever photo of a black hole

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In April 2017, scientists used a global network of telescopes to see and capture the first-ever picture of a black hole, according to an announcement by researchers at the National Science Foundation Wednesday morning.


Cyclone Trevor now inland but still a 'severe' Cat 3 storm, Cyclone Veronica to make landfall WA Sunday

Updated 5:50pm NZDT (2:20pm ACST, 12:50pm AWST) --- Cyclone Trevor has made landfall as a severe Category 4 storm but has weakened a little to a Category 3 - this is still classed as 'severe'.

It made landfall between Port McArthur and the NT/QLD border around 11am in NT.

Landfall is specifically when the centre of the 'eye' of the cyclone crosses land.


Mozambique - Harrowing scenes after Cyclone Idai with 'inland ocean' visible from outer space

Beira, Mozambique (CNN) --- As many as "300 to 400" bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira in Mozambique, according to an eyewitness account, and flood waters have formed an inland ocean that is visible from outer space.


VIDEO: Special Australia Update: Cyclones Trevor and Veronica

Two major cyclones are both making landfall in Australia this weekend and while both are in fairly remote parts of Australia both are definitely worth monitoring with Cyclone Trevor dumping huge rainfall totals in the central desert and then out east over Queensland eventually.


Australia: Twin Cyclones to make landfall, 1 year's worth of rain likely near Alice Springs in 48 hours

Detailed Update +6 Maps +1 Video) --- Two major tropical cyclones will make landfall in Australia this weekend and while they will make landfall in fairly remote places there are well over 30,000 people in the direct path and some major tourist spots too.


VIDEO: Australia - Special Update on Cyclones Trevor and Veronica

Two major tropical cyclones will be making landfall in Australia this weekend, Trevor in NT and Veronica in WA.
 
Both of these cyclones will be severe and may both reach Cat 5, certainly both will reach Cat 4 strength.
 
We take a general look across Australia for the next few days ahead, but we also drill down and focus on the specific track

Cyclone Trevor trolls northern Queensland

A cyclone has formed near Northern Queensland and has been named 'Trevor' by Australian forecasters. The storm is expected to linger all week bringing rainfall totals of over 200mm for some locations already drenched by recent rain events and floods so far this year.


Australia: Low near PNG may produce cyclone risk for Northern Queensland next week (+Maps)

Confidence continues to grow that a tropical cyclone will form in the coming days in the northern Coral Sea / Solomon Sea area and drift towards northern or north eastern Queensland mid next week.


A cyclone is forming near Queensland but NZ’s 7 day rainfall map looks dry for many

We are seeing the tropics wake up with a high chance of a cyclone forming well north of New Zealand and likely affecting Queensland later next week and may be a severe cyclone.

In the New Zealand area we have the 7 day rainfall accumulation map and it’s showing a very dry forecast for a large portion of NZ in the week to come.


Australia: New Tropical Cyclone looking likely around Queensland next week (+5 Maps)

A tropical storm is expected to develop this weekend or next week around the Coral & Solomon Seas and could grow into a Severe Tropical Cyclone according to WeatherWatch.co.nz.