CHINA’s out-of-control Tiangong-1 space station hurtled back to Earth today, and it almost landed near the final resting place for other satellites and space debris. The US military confirmed the defunct station came to a fiery end off the coast of Tahiti in the early hours of this morning. And, as astronomer, Jonathan McDowell pointed out, Tiangong-1 just missed the south Pacific’s “spacecraft cemetery” – a remote stretch of ocean that’s often used for space craft crash landings. “It managed to miss the ‘spacecraft graveyard’ which is further south,” tweeted McDowell. Experts believe around 250 to 300 spacecrafts have been laid to rest in the location upon re-entry to Earth. By far the biggest of the lot was Russia’s MIR space station, which weighed 120 tonnes. And the massive 420-tonne International Space Station is also set to meet a watery fate there in 2024. “It is…biologically not very diverse. So it … [Read more...] about Tiangong-1 space station crashes down near ‘space cemetery’
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Bob Bryan, provided by Published 4:15 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 The Internal Revenue Service said the Tax Day deadline for Americans to submit tax filings will be pushed back to Wednesday after a technical glitch hit the agency on Tuesday. The IRS said that people could still file their taxes to services like TurboTax and H&R Block, but the agency was having trouble transmitting filings from those services. The Internal Revenue Service is moving back Tax Day by one day after technical difficulties crippled parts of the online filing system Tuesday. Recommended Video: Now Playing: IRS Website Suffers From Technical Difficulties on Tax Day The IRS’s Direct Pay system lets people pay an estimate of taxes directly from their bank account free of charge. the error message reads the error message reads The IRS website notes that payments are still due despite the trouble, so Americans looking to file will need to pay via other methods, like debit or … [Read more...] about The IRS just pushed back the deadline to file taxes by one day after its website crashed on Tax Day
Bob Bryan, provided by Published 2:04 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Win McNamee/Getty Images Parts of the Internal Revenue Service's online tax-filing system were down on Tuesday. David Kautter, the acting IRS commissioner, told lawmakers at a hearing that "a number of systems are unavailable at the moment." Tuesday is Tax Day, the deadline for taxpayers to file their 2017 federal tax return. The Internal Revenue Service's online tax-filing platform is experiencing technical issues on Tuesday, the same day that 2017 federal tax returns were due. Recommended Video: Now Playing: IRS Website Suffers From Technical Difficulties on Tax Day The IRS’s Direct Pay system lets people pay an estimate of taxes directly from their bank account free of charge. the error message reads the error message reads The IRS website notes that payments are still due despite the trouble, so Americans looking to file will need to pay via other methods, like debit or credit cards … [Read more...] about The IRS tax-filing website crashed on Tax Day, and if you were affected you may be able to get an extension
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