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Satellites show Hurricane Gert being affected by wind shear

3 days ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided an infrared and visible look at Atlantic Hurricane Gert. Both images showed the storm was being affected by wind shear and had...

SpaceX launches cargo ship to space station

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off in company's 12th flight to resupply International Space Station

NASA sees wind shear battering Banyan

4 days ago from Physorg

NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Typhoon Banyan that showed the strongest storms were being pushed northeast of the center from wind shear.

Alabama Crimson Tide football 2017 season preview, breakout stars, players to watch

5 days ago from UPI

Alabama has the consensus No. 1 team in the nation, and the best part of the best team is its backfield.

Miami Dolphins' Jay Ajayi clears concussion protocol, meets Jay Cutler

5 days ago from UPI

Running back Jay Ajayi has been cleared from the concussion protocol.

Is Dark Matter Less 'Lumpy' Than Predicted?

6 days ago from

A new night-sky survey of distant galaxies suggests that dark matter is less "lumpy" than previously thought.

A fleeting blue glow

6 days ago from Science Daily

In the 2009 film 'Star Trek,' a supernova hurtles through space and obliterates a planet unfortunate enough to be in its path. Fiction, of course, but it turns out the...

New 3-D simulations show how galactic centers cool their jets

6 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed new theories and 3-D simulations to explain what's at work in the mysterious jets of energy and matter beaming from the center of galaxies at nearly the...

UPI Horse Racing Roundup: Beach Patrol wins Grade I Arlington Million

6 days ago from UPI

A hot weekend of turf action from Chicago to New York wins some Breeders' Cup spots; sprinters and juveniles start heating up with year-end prizes on the line; Group 1...

Upcoming 232nd ECS Meeting to Feature International Energy Summit, Nobel Laureate Lecture

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

The 232nd ECS Meeting will include 49 topical symposia and over 2,300 technical presentations, including the 7th International Electrochemical Energy Summit, the Society's inaugural OpenCon and Hack Day events, and...

Jacksonville Jaguars sign CB Dwayne Thomas, TE David Grinnage

6 days ago from UPI

Dwayne Thomas and David Grinnage have agreed to join the Jacksonville Jaguars.

'Hannah Montana' alum Jason Earles marries in California

6 days ago from UPI

Disney Channel stars reunited to see Jason Earles tie the knot with Katie Drysen at a wedding in Los Angeles.

'Vanderpump Rules' star Stassi Schroeder dumped on anniversary

6 days ago from UPI

Stassi Schroeder announced boyfriend Patrick Meagher broke up with her on their fourth anniversary as a couple.

NASA Reignites Program for Nuclear Thermal Rockets

6 days ago from Physorg

In its pursuit of missions that will take us back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond, NASA has been exploring a number of next-generation propulsion concepts. Whereas existing concepts...

Thomas Rhett, wife Lauren Akins welcome second daughter

1 week ago from UPI

Country star Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins have welcomed their second daughter together, Ada James Akins.

Astronomers reveal insights into the nature of a distant ultraviolet-bright star

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of astronomers led by William Dixon of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, has presented new spectral analysis of the ultraviolet-bright star Y453. The study, presented...

Asteroid Apophis has one in 100,000 chance of hitting Earth, expert estimates

1 week ago from Physorg

The huge, nearly 400-meter-wide asteroid Apophis is still on a list of hazardous near-Earth objects (NEOs), regarded as a potential threat to the planet. However, new calculations made by NASA's...

The Air Out There: Astronomers Aim to Find Atmospheres of Alien Earths

1 week ago from Scientific American

Is our nearest neighboring exoplanet, Proxima b, an ‘Earth next door,’ or is it a lifeless rock? -- Read more on

Properties of a massive galaxy 800 million years after the Big Bang

1 week ago from Physorg

Searches for the most distant galaxies have now probed earlier than the first billion years in the history of the universe, early enough to start seeing the primary effects of...

Hubble displays a dwarf spiral galaxy

1 week ago from Physorg

The subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a dwarf galaxy named NGC 5949. Thanks to its proximity to Earth—it sits at a distance of around 44 million...

Building Huge Structures in Space: 'Archinaut' Takes Another Step

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Made In Space just took another step toward its goal of building telescopes and other large structures off Earth.

TRAPPIST-1 is older than our solar system

1 week ago from Physorg

If we want to know more about whether life could survive on a planet outside our solar system, it's important to know the age of its star. Young stars have...

Tennessee Titans disappointed in offensive problems vs. New York Jets

1 week ago from UPI

The Tennessee Titans came into 2017 with loads of hype surrounding them.

2017 Pure Michigan 400 full results, final leaderboard from Michigan International Speedway

1 week ago from UPI

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race -- Pure Michigan 400

Video shows Tom Cruise injuring self while filming stunt on 'Mission: Impossible 6'

1 week ago from UPI

Video released Sunday shows actor Tom Cruise injuring himself during a stunt on the set of {i:Mission: Impossible 6}.

Bruno Mars donates $1M to aid the victims of the Flint water crisis

1 week ago from UPI

Bruno Mars announced at a Michigan concert he is donating $1 million to aid the victims of the Flint water crisis.

Silicon Valley's accidental war with the far right

1 week ago from Physorg

Silicon Valley is finding itself entrenched in battle with the far right over ground rules for the digital world, a conflict that mirrors the polarization of American politics in recent...