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  • Hi, I'm Carla Zeus.

  • Welcome to CNN.

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  • Your 10 minute overview of world events.

  • We begin this March 23rd in Australia, specifically its eastern state of New South Wales.

  • It's the most populated state in the country with more than eight million people.

  • Many of them struggled with the record bushfire season that struck in 2019 and 2020.

  • Now they're dealing with the opposite problem.

  • Record breaking floods.

  • More than 18,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.

  • Thousands more could be told to leave in the days ahead because increasing rainfall is in the forecast.

  • Extreme weather like bushfires, floods, droughts and storms that's common in Australia.

  • What caused this problem, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, was the collision of two weather systems that brought tremendous amounts of rain to New South Wales.

  • All along its eastern coast from its northern border to its southern won, the state is under a flood watch.

  • Homes have been destroyed, roads are underwater, rivers have burst their banks, an Australian meteorologists says.

  • Since last Thursday, some areas have seen more than 3 ft of rain.

  • That's five times what this region normally gets in the entire month of March, and another 2 to 4 inches of rainfall was possible by Tuesday night.

  • The New South Wales State Emergency service says it's responded to thousands of calls for help.

  • Thousands of emergency workers and volunteers are on the ground assisting others, and the state's premier says the Australian military may be needed to help with the recovery.

  • The government expects it will take a massive effort to clean up once the waters subside.

  • Yeah, I'm Pete Montana in Washington.

  • Spring break Air travel continues to set records of the pandemic The T ESA says it's screened more than 1.3 million people at airports across the country on Saturday.

  • That means more than a million people have flown each day for 10 straight days.

  • The record of the pandemic set on Friday, when more than 1.4 million people flu and that number could be even higher for Sunday.

  • That number will come out later on Monday.

  • All of this travel is happening as health experts are still warning against spring break trips.

  • I'm Diane Gallagher in Charlotte.

  • Vaccine eligibility expansion is happening all across the Southeast, starting today, Monday in Florida, Anybody over the age of 50 can get a vaccine in Alabama.

  • It's 55 older, as well as those who have developmental or intellectual disabilities and anybody ages 16 to 64 who have underlying high risk medical conditions now in Louisiana.

  • And this is big.

  • All essential workers over the age of 16 are eligible for the vaccine.

  • In Louisiana, essential workers could be a member of the clergy, someone who works in higher education, manufacturing, transportation and those who work in grocery stores and food services.

  • I'm Bianna Golodryga in New York.

  • For the first time in over a year, all of New York City public schools will be offering in person learning for K through 12 students.

  • Nearly 500 high schools are welcoming back some 55,000 students.

  • That's just a fraction of the city's 326,000 high school students.

  • Prior to the pandemic, the majority of families continuing to opt for remote learning high school students will be subjected to the same safety measures as elementary and middle school students, including randomized weekly testing, masking and social distancing, According to city officials.

  • The coronavirus positivity rate of schools since October is 0.57% indicating minimal spread within classrooms.

  • 12th trivia.

  • What is the meaning of the Russian word?

  • Sputnik traveling companion, New dawn, distant observer or next frontier Sputnik, the name of a Soviet satellite and a Russian vaccine means traveling companion.

  • Since Sputnik one launched in 1957 people have been putting satellites, rockets and stations into space.

  • And it's getting crowded up there with the stuff we use and the stuff we don't.

  • The European Space Agency estimates that there are more than 9000 tons of man made materials in orbit.

  • That's the weight of 720 school buses driving around over our heads in a new spacecraft launched over the weekend along with its satellite, added about £423 to that.

  • But this mission is a little bit different.

  • It's an attempt to demonstrate a way to potentially cleanup space junk.

  • The plan is for the spacecraft and satellite to separate, then reattach using magnets, then head back toward earth to burn up in its atmosphere.

  • Sounds simple, but it will take months to accomplish if it works, though, the demo flight could set the stage for a new space junk cleanup.

  • The more we rocket into the heavens 3 to 1 of the more junk and debris we leave behind, making it more dangerous for our spaceships and our satellites to move around The good news.

  • We can clean it up.

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  • In the heart of Tokyo, just a few miles away from this park on a quiet street, one company is trying to make space a little safer by making it a little cleaner.

  • Imagine space for a second.

  • It looks something like this, right?

  • Not quite according to space whizzes like this guy.

  • Hi, Tim.

  • This is more like it.

  • A world surrounded by broken satellites, old rockets and spaceships, fragments and, well, just junk.

  • You wouldn't believe There are thousands and thousands and thousands of pieces of space.

  • Debris up there.

  • Over 170 million pieces.

  • According to some estimates.

  • Some are big, others small.

  • Most are really small.

  • The small one is like a paint flecks.

  • But don't let size fool you in space.

  • The smallest thing can have a catastrophic impact.

  • Those flex move at an average of 40,000 kilometers an hour and when they hit, they hit with the force of a hand grenade.

  • Imagine that times 170 million.

  • Naoko Yamazaki, Japan's second female astronaut, has seen the impact of this stuff firsthand.

  • If the space that rates side speakers of one cinch meter less than a dime, it will go through the structure, so it is a risk that means dime sized debris could destroy a spaceship.

  • But junk isn't just a problem for astronauts.

  • It impacts everyone on Earth to intelligence gathering electric grids.

  • Just look at the GPS on your phone.

  • That's why Mickey wants to make space clean.

  • Step one map The mess Agencies like NASA track the big trash, but right now no one's really looking out for the small pieces.

  • But it's not everybody.

  • While Satellite One maps the small stuff satellite to nicknamed LCD or sweep up the big stuff, really just magnets.

  • Mickey's team will launch the satellite as close to the selected piece of junk as possible.

  • Special cameras and sensors will get even closer, and magnets will do the rest.

  • Then it will be all programmed to come back to Earth, where it will burn up on reentry.

  • If all goes according to plan, a stroke scale will send the first demo sweeper up in 2000 and 19, and from their companies can hire their own Elsa to sweep up whatever might be in their way.

  • Big international agencies like the European Space Agency have also started developing ideas to clean up space.

  • But Astro Scale is the world's first private company, giving it a try because it believes we will become ever more dependent on space.

  • Someday people will probably go to Mars or more father place.

  • And let's not forget space tourism.

  • But if you know you want to go to the father beyond the earth, we have to clear that crowded area to minimize the risk.

  • Good luck.

  • Yeah, yes, A mask was recently discovered in central China.

  • You might be like some of us are wearing masks now.

  • Well, this one is worth more than its weight in gold because it is gold, and it's believed to be 3000 years old.

  • This is from a giant trove of artifacts found at a Chinese archaeological site.

  • Scientists have uncovered tens of thousands of buried relics here since a farmer accidentally unearthed some in the 19 twenties, researchers say ancient ceremonial pits were done here, and in recent decades they've yielded artifacts made from bronze, ivory, jade and bone.

  • Experts are hoping this will shed light on China's ancient Shu kingdom.

  • Not a lot is known about it, except that it was conquered in the year 316 BC, so there's no masking researchers excitement.

  • They described the gold mask kind of like we described Friday's or, um, what more could a you want?

  • It's always fun for alchemy to report on.

  • And while it's probably a lot heavier than the plastic covid masks we wear these days, it be fool's gold not to at least try it.

  • I'm Carla Zeus Lee.

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  • You could say we have Lee heightened interest in the Heightened area high school for their comment on our YouTube channel.

  • Have a great Tuesday, y'all Wow!

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