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Yankees activate All-Star OF Aaron Judge, move James Paxton to 45-day IL

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The New York Yankees activated All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge from the injured list Wednesday and batted him second against the Toronto Blue Jays.

San Francisco 49ers place star CB Richard Sherman on injured reserve

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The San Francisco 49ers put star cornerback Richard Sherman on injured reserve with a calf strain.

Lakers' LeBron James sets record with 16th All-NBA selection

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James made history Wednesday when he was named to an All-NBA team for the 16th time in his 17-year NBA career.

West Coast wildfire smoke is visible from outer space

1 day ago from PopSci

The photo was taken by NASA’s camera EPIC, which takes pictures of the planet every two hour from NOAA’s satellite DSCOVR. You can spot the plume of wildfire smoke off the west...

Watch: Thrill ride passenger nearly collides with bears on the track

1 day ago from UPI

A witness at a Tennessee theme park captured video of the moment a passenger on a thrill ride nearly collided with a family of bears wandering across the track.

Device could help detect signs of extraterrestrial life

1 day ago from Science Daily

Although Earth is uniquely situated in the solar system to support creatures that call it home, different forms of life could have once existed, or might still exist, on other...

NASA imagery reveals Paulette became a strong extratropical cyclone

1 day ago from Physorg

Tropical cyclones can become post-tropical before they dissipate, meaning they can become sub-tropical, extra-tropical or a remnant low-pressure area. As Hurricane Paulette transitioned into an extra-tropical storm, NASA's Terra satellite...

Scientist searches for stellar phosphorus to find potentially habitable exoplanets

1 day ago from Science Daily

A scientist has identified stellar phosphorus as a probable marker in narrowing the search for life in the cosmos. She has developed techniques to identify stars likely to host exoplanets,...

Turbulence affects aerosols and cloud formation

1 day ago from Physorg

Chat with an atmospheric scientist for more than a few minutes, and it's likely they'll start advocating for a planetary name change. Planet Ocean-Cloud is much more fitting than Earth,...

Can life survive a star's death? Webb telescope can reveal the answer

1 day ago from Science Daily

When stars like our sun die, all that remains is an exposed core -- a white dwarf. A planet orbiting a white dwarf presents a promising opportunity to determine if...

Look: Loona to release new EP '[12:00]'

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K-pop stars Loona announced their comeback with a teaser for their forthcoming mini album, "[12:00]."

Enormous planet quickly orbiting a tiny, dying star

1 day ago from Science Daily

Thanks to a bevy of telescopes in space and on Earth -- and even a pair of amateur astronomers in Arizona -- astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting at...

Look: Daniel Craig takes aim as James Bond in 'No Time to Die' poster

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"No Time to Die," a new James Bond film starring Daniel Craig, Rami Malek and Léa Seydoux, will open in theaters Nov. 20.

Can life survive a star's death? Webb telescope can reveal the answer

1 day ago from Physorg

When stars like our sun die, all that remains is an exposed core—a white dwarf. A planet orbiting a white dwarf presents a promising opportunity to determine if life can...

NASA observes Hurricane Sally making early morning landfall in Alabama

1 day ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite and the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite provided views of the strength, extent and rainfall potential as Hurricane Sally was making landfall during the morning hours of Sept....

Device could help detect signs of extraterrestrial life

1 day ago from Physorg

Although Earth is uniquely situated in the solar system to support creatures that call it home, different forms of life could have once existed, or might still exist, on other...

NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star

1 day ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf StarPortal origin nid: 464447Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 16:22Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: An international team of...

Image: Making waves in space

1 day ago from Physorg

The International Space Station is an exciting place for experiments. This one in particular was making waves in space. Called Fluidics, the experiment studies fluid dynamics in microgravity and recently...

Scientist searches for stellar phosphorus to find potentially habitable exoplanets

1 day ago from Physorg

A Southwest Research Institute scientist has identified stellar phosphorus as a probable marker in narrowing the search for life in the cosmos. She has developed techniques to identify stars likely...

Solar cycle 25 has begun

1 day ago from Physorg

In the past one and a half years, the sun has been rather dull: hardly a sunspot covered its surface, hardly a solar flare hurled radiation and particles into space....

Research reveals an enormous planet quickly orbiting a tiny, dying star

1 day ago from Physorg

Thanks to a bevy of telescopes in space and on Earth—and even a pair of amateur astronomers in Arizona—a University of Wisconsin-Madison astronomer and his colleagues have discovered a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting at...

Unraveling a spiral stream of dusty embers from a massive binary stellar forge

1 day ago from Science Daily

With almost two decades of mid-infrared imaging from the largest observatories around the world including the Subaru Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to capture the spiral motion of...

Unraveling a spiral stream of dusty embers from a massive binary stellar forge

1 day ago from Physorg

With almost two decades of mid-infrared (IR) imaging from the largest observatories around the world including the Subaru Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to capture the spiral motion of newly formed...

Episode 21 - Our Next Solar Cycle

1 day ago from Science @ NASA

The Sun goes through regular cycles of activity approximately every 11 years, and tracking these cycles is a key part of better understanding the Sun and mitigating its impacts on...

New ESA podcast explores history of spaceflight in Europe

1 day ago from European Space Agency

Join astronauts and experts for an aural journey through the history of European spaceflight in the latest series of ESA podcast, ESA Explores Time and Space. 

Dynetics completes building full-scale human landing system test article for evaluation by NASA for Artemis program

1 day ago from Physorg

Dynetics has announced on its website that it has completed building a human landing system (HLS) for evaluation by NASA. It is now on display at a facility in Huntsville,...

Astronomers discover a 2-km asteroid orbiting closer to the sun than Venus

1 day ago from Physorg

Astronomers have painstakingly built models of the asteroid population, and those models predict that there will be ~1 km-sized asteroids that orbit closer to the sun than Venus does. The...

Hurricane Sally: Rain, floods in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida; 500K lose power

1 day ago from UPI

Hurricane Sally arrived in the U.S. Gulf Coast early Wednesday, bringing heavy rains, powerful winds and floodwaters to a wide swath of the coastline between Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.