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North Korea touts 'international' idolization of Kim Jong Un

2 weeks ago from UPI

North Korea invited foreign journalists into the country for coverage of the fifth anniversary of Kim Jong Un's assumption of control.

Taylor Swift's mother testify's in DJ groping case: 'We were shocked'

3 weeks ago from UPI

Taylor Swift's mother Andrea Swift appeared in court Wednesday to testify in a civil case that a former Colorado DJ David Mueller groped her daughter in 2013.

South Korea President Moon urges 'complete' overhaul of military

3 weeks ago from UPI

South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for a complete and thorough overhaul of the country's armed services Wednesday.

Scientists find four Earth-like exoplanets orbiting closest sun-like star

3 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists have found four Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a star system just 12 light-years away.

Rocket Lab says ground equipment marred New Zealand launch

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A California aerospace company says a rocket it launched from New Zealand last May did not reach orbit because a problem with ground equipment caused a loss of telemetry that...

Do Other Planets Have Solar Eclipses?

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As Earthlings, we have the privilege of ooohing and aaahing at total solar eclipses, those celestial events in which the moon blocks the sun's light from hitting our planet. But...

Massive multiple star system found by astronomers

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A group of astronomers led by Javier Lorenzo of the University of Alicante, Spain, has discovered that the binary star system HD 64315 is more complex than previously thought. The...

Slooh Opens Its Telescope Views of Space to the Public for Free

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If you're itching to watch a telescope at work, you can now do it for free thanks to astronomy broadcasting service Slooh.

Look Everywhere, All the Time: New 'Laser SETI' Approach Unveiled

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The best way to find laser flashes from an alien civilization is to look everywhere, all the time, and a new project aims to do just that.

Life in the Saturn System? Cassini Has Shown It's Possible

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The European-American Cassini spacecraft has found that three of Saturn's many moons likely host subsurface oceans and may be capable of supporting life.

New Horizons' next target just got a lot more interesting

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Could the next flyby target for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft actually be two targets?

Magnetic fields in massive star formation cores

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Studies of molecular clouds have revealed that star formation usually occurs in a two-step process. First, supersonic flows compress the clouds into dense filaments light-years long, after which gravity collapses...

Summer fireworks

3 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Space Science Image of the Week: Rosetta captured views of the comet during its most active phase two years ago

Minnesota Twins storm back to beat Texas Rangers

3 weeks ago from UPI

Five home runs through the first three innings had Sunday's game between the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins looking like it was going to be an offensive show.

Steven Souza's walk-off homer lifts Tampa Bay Rays over Milwaukee Brewers

3 weeks ago from UPI

For the first time in more than three years, the Tampa Bay Rays got a walk-off home run to celebrate.

Early power sparks Baltimore Orioles' rout of Detroit Tigers

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Baltimore Orioles' powerful lineup can erupt at any time.

Interstellar Spaceflight Conference Launches Monday

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Scientists, engineers and exploration advocates will gather in central California this week to help plan out humanity's journey to the stars.

Usain Bolt falls in final 100-meter race

3 weeks ago from UPI

Usain Bolt dominated sprinting for more than a decade, but in his very last individual race, he was beaten.

Arizona Cardinals sign Josh Bynes, Terence Waugh

3 weeks ago from UPI

The Arizona Cardinals signed linebackers Josh Bynes and Terence Waugh on Saturday.

ASEAN latest to condemn North Korea for missile tests

3 weeks ago from UPI

Top diplomats of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressed "grave concerns" over North Korea.

China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab to Fall to Earth by April 2018

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The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has reissued a notification by China on the future uncontrolled re-entry of the country's robotic Tiangong-1 space lab, which is expected to... Builds: Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket (Video)

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Watch managing editor Tariq Malik and his 8-year-old daughter Zadie build the towering Saturn V moon rocket set from LEGO released in 2017.

A Ride for the Red Planet

3 weeks ago from NY Times Science

Step inside this Mars rover concept vehicle created as part of the Kennedy Space Center’s “Summer of Mars” campaign to celebrate advances in exploration of the planet.

Smash hit 'Despacito' becomes most viewed YouTube video

3 weeks ago from Physorg

"Despacito"—the racy Spanish-language global smash hit throbbing with sexual innuendo—racked up another record Friday, supplanting "See You Again" as the most watched video on YouTube.

Rigel: Orion's Brightest Star

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Rigel is the brightest star in Orion, and will eventually explode into a supernova, most astronomers say.

Dod Meteorological Satellite Mission to End

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The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Flight 19 will soon cease transmitting weather data after nearly three and a half years of operational service, the U.S. Air Force said.

Virgin Galactic Carries Out "Dry Run" for Powered SpaceShipTwo Flights

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Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Aug. 4, calling it a "dry run" for upcoming powered test flights.