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Famous birthdays for March 23: Keri Russell, Chaka Khan

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Actor Keri Russell turns 43 and singer Chaka Khan turns 66, among the famous birthdays for March 23.

Day and Night Are Perfectly Balanced in Spring Equinox Photo Snapped from Space

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Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox.

Oakland Raiders sign backup QB Mike Glennon, S Curtis Riley

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The Oakland Raiders signed unrestricted free-agent quarterback Mike Glennon and former New York Giants safety Curtis Riley, the team announced Friday.

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

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A small solar storm is heading toward Earth, but don't expect a big light show.

Jupiter’s unknown journey revealed

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It is known that gas giants around other stars are often located very near their sun. According to accepted theory, these gas planets were formed far away and subsequently migrated...

Spacewalking Astronauts Swap Space Station Batteries in Power Upgrade

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The International Space Station got a power upgrade today (March 22) as two NASA astronauts took a spacewalk to install new batteries on the station's solar arrays.

Heads up: Northern lights could be visible this weekend

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A spot on the sun released an explosion that is on its way to Earth and could give us a good chance of catching the northern lights on Saturday.

Donald Trump undermines Treasury, cancels latest North Korea sanctions

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President Donald Trump on Friday canceled sanctions on North Korea hours after he said they were imposed by the U.S. Treasury Department.

NASA instruments image fireball over Bering Sea

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On Dec. 18, 2018, a large "fireball—the term used for exceptionally bright meteors that are visible over a wide area—exploded about 16 miles (26 kilometers) above the Bering Sea. The...

NASA Instruments Image Fireball over Bering Sea

Two NASA instruments captured imagery of a meteor that exploded over the Bering Sea on Dec. 18, 2018.

Day and Night Are Perfectly Balanced in Spring Equinox Photo Snapped from Space

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Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox.

Tropical Cyclone Trevor fills Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria in NASA image

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Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Trevor filling up Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria.

Spring Arrives with a Lion in the Night Sky

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For each season of the year, there is a "keynote" star pattern — and spring brings us to Leo, the Lion.

These Two Cosmic 'Chimneys' Could Be Fueling the Galaxy-Sized Bubbles Looming Over the Milky Way

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Scientists made an X-ray map of the center of the galaxy — and they found two chimneys of plasma.

There's a Mock Moon Mission Underway in Russia

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Russia's SIRIUS (Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station) experiment is now underway, simulating a flight to the moon.

March Madness: CBS to debut 'Zion Cam,' following Duke's Williamson

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CBS will have a camera dedicated to Duke star Zion Williamson during the Blue Devils' first-round game against North Dakota State Friday at the NCAA tournament.

Netflix Premieres Nail-Biting '14 Minutes From Earth,' With Bold Stratospheric Jump

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The documentary "14 Minutes From Earth," which just premiered on Netflix, shows the secrecy behind, and the excitement following, the highest free-fall jump ever.

Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

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New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.

The Risk of Apollo: Astronauts Swap Harrowing Tales from NASA's Moon Shots

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Last weekend, a large gathering of Apollo astronauts culminated in a story swap that showcased the risks and dangers of spaceflight.

Hears the pitch: Team invents a new mode of photoacoustic imaging

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Physicists developed a new mode of photoacoustic imaging called F-mode. This new mode selectively enhances photoacoustic image features based on the size of the object and the sounds it produces.

Watch: White Castle wedding at New York eatery

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A couple held their wedding at a White Castle restaurant in New York after winning a radio contest to score the venue.

Priest stabbed during Friday Mass in Montreal is in stable condition

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A Montreal-area priest is in stable condition after being stabbed during a service Friday morning.

A Single Thundercloud Is More Powerful Than Any Nuclear Power Plant on Earth. Cosmic Rays Prove It.

16 hours ago from Live Science

A single thundercloud is more powerful than even the most potent nuclear plants on Earth. Scientists used cosmic rays to prove it.

Jupiter's unknown journey revealed

17 hours ago from Science Daily

The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700,000 years. Researchers...

Why dangerous asteroids heading to Earth are so hard to detect

18 hours ago from Physorg

Earth is often in the firing line of fragments of asteroids and comets, most of which burn up tens of kilometres above our heads. But occasionally, something larger gets through.

Watch: Priyanka Chopra recalls 'freak out' moment before wedding

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"Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra said she panicked before walking down the aisle at her wedding to Nick Jonas.

ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name

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The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a...

Volunteers wanted to help unlock the secrets of the universe

19 hours ago from Physorg

Scientists are appealing for public help on one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years.