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Catch a Speeding Star: High-Velocity Milky Way Objects Tracked (Animation)

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A new animated video from the European Space Agency shows how the stars in Earth's galaxy have moved over the last million years — and tracks the movement of six...

SpaceX: First Private Flights to Space Station

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SpaceX is a private spaceflight company that regularly delivers payloads to the International Space Station via its Dragon spacecraft.

Elon Musk Calls for Outpost on the Moon

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SpaceX CEO thinks a lunar base would continue the dream of the Apollo era.

Bag With Moon Dust in It Fetches $1.8 Million From a Mystery Buyer

14 hours ago from NY Times Science

A lunar landing, a museum loan, a theft, a critical error, a legal battle — and now, a sale at auction. What’s next for this bag of moon dust?

Yao Ming not pursing purchase of Houston Rockets

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At some point the Houston Rockets will be under new ownership but former center Yao Ming will not be involved.

Astronomers spot superluminous supernova 10 billion light-years away

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Researchers have identified a superluminous supernova located 10 billion light-years away. It's one of the brightest and most distant star deaths ever recorded.

Water helps scientists scan 3D images of complex objects

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Scientists have developed a new method for producing accurate 3D scans of complex objects. The method's key ingredient is water.

Mattel to launch collection of female WWE star dolls

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Mattel will release "the first-ever fashion dolls" of Nikki and Brie Bella, Natalya, Eva Marie, Sasha Banks and other WWE Superstars.

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma signs new deal, immediately loaned to Stoke

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Centre-back Kurt Zouma barely let the ink dry on his new six-year deal with Chelsea before being loaned to Stoke.

UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

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Arrogate, Lady Eli, Dickinson, Abel Tasman and Sircat Sally are among the stars on display in this weekend's Thoroiughbred racing.

'We Don't Planet' Episode 13: Spiral Galaxies

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There are many spiral galaxies in the universe, including our own Milky Way. Learn all about these gorgeous structures in the 13th episode of the astrophysics-explainer video series "We Don't...

Old NASA Computers, Tapes Found in Dead Man's Basement

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Two huge, Apollo-era NASA computers and more than 300 data-recording tapes were found in the basement of a dead engineer in late 2015, according to media reports.

NC island's mysterious birth appears on NASA satellite images

22 hours ago from Physorg

NASA has released satellite images that show North Carolina's newly formed Shelly Island was born in November.

Energy-efficient accelerator was 50 years in the making

22 hours ago from Science Daily

With the introduction of the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator, scientists are following up on the concept of energy-recovering particle accelerators first introduced by physicist Maury Tigner at Cornell more than...

'The Originals' to end after Season 5, creator says

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"The Originals" creator Julie Plec confirmed the "Vampire Diaries" spinoff, starring Joseph Morgan and Daniel Gillies, will soon come to a close.

Re-envisioning underwater imaging

23 hours ago from Physorg

The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working with Marine Imaging Technologies has developed a revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system capable of...

Flashes of light on the dark matter

23 hours ago from Physorg

A web that passes through infinite intergalactic spaces, a dense cosmic forest illuminated by very distant lights and a huge enigma to solve. These are the picturesque ingredients of a...

Denver Broncos: QB Trevor Siemian in camp battle with Paxton Lynch

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- On July 14, Trevor Siemian stepped out of the catacombs of a Dick's Sporting Goods in Lakewood, Colo., and into the light of a display area in...

Sentinel-5 precursor satellite ready for launch

23 hours ago from Physorg

A UK-built satellite which will be part of Europe's world-leading environmental monitoring programme – Copernicus – is ready for launch.

Lockheed Martin to build full-scale prototype of NASA cislunar habitat

23 hours ago from Physorg

Refurbishing a shuttle-era cargo container used to transfer cargo to the International Space Station, Lockheed Martin is prototyping a deep space habitat for NASA at Kennedy Space Center. This prototype...

Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space

23 hours ago from Science Daily

Engineers say a method called digital holographic microscopy could be used to detect living microbes in space.

The Skies Perpetually Revolve in Vain

1 day ago from Science Blog

Out amongst the dense, and yet seemingly empty fabric of space the Plasma starts to accrue, piercing through distant lands and unseen skies.   Building up into supermassive jets that...

Earth might once have resembled a hot, steamy doughnut

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Newly proposed space objects called synestias are large, spinning hunks of mostly vaporized rock. They look like a jelly-filled doughnut.

Image: Lunar module at Tranquility Base

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This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface....

Jeff Bezos' Vision: 'A Trillion Humans in the Solar System'

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At a recent gala celebrating the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, founder and Blue Origin head Jeff Bezos laid out an ambitious vision of humanity spreading far...

In 'Valerian,' International Space Station Evolves into Interstellar Metropolis

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In the new Luc Besson movie, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," the title city of Alpha has a present-day origin: the International Space Station.

From Mars rover—panorama above 'Perseverance Valley'

1 day ago from Physorg

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded a panoramic view before entering the upper end of a fluid-carved valley that descends the inner slope of a large crater's rim.

'Valerian' Delivers an Extraterrestrial Spectacle (Review)

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A heaping dose of extraterrestrial eye candy invades movie theaters across the U.S. today (July 21).