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Golden State Warriors not taking surging Sacramento Kings lightly

14 min ago from UPI

The Sacramento Kings have captured the attention of the Golden State Warriors as the Northern California rivals prepare to meet Friday night.

Richard Branson Biography: Entrepreneur of Space Tourism

44 min ago from Space.com

Richard Branson, through his company Virgin Galactic, plans to offer flights into space for paying customers by 2015.

Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space

1 hour ago from Science Daily

On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from...

Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators

2 hours ago from Science Daily

Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study that simulated...

'Billion-Dollar View': See Incredible Footage from Virgin Galactic's 1st Spaceflight (Video)

2 hours ago from Space.com

Watch the vehicles separate, the engine blaze and the horizon spin in dramatic in-flight video taken from today's (Dec. 13) flight of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity.

Richard Branson prepares for private space tours after Virgin Galactic flight

3 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Virgin Galactic cleared a major milestone on Thursday by sending a spaceship from the Mojave desert to beyond Earth's atmosphere. The company is now on track to send private tourists...

Curry agrees to lunar lab visit: NASA

3 hours ago from Reuters:Science

Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked controversy by saying he did not believe humans...

Brightest comet of the year to fly by Earth

4 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

It'll be 7.2 million miles away, but that still might be close enough to see with the naked eye – here's when to catch it

Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate

4 hours ago from Live Science

"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles (82.7 kilometers) in altitude.

Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon

5 hours ago from Reuters:Science

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to breach...

Small Magellanic Cloud: A Satellite Dwarf Galaxy Neighbor

6 hours ago from Space.com

For hundreds of years the Small Magellanic Cloud has provided astronomers with a relatively close-up view of another galaxy.

Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate

6 hours ago from Space.com

"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles (82.7 kilometers) in altitude.

Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Reaches Space, a Milestone in Space Tourism

6 hours ago from NY Times Science

Richard Branson’s company, which sent the crewed craft, SpaceShipTwo, more than 50 miles above Earth, is one of several racing to make space tourism a reality.

NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!

7 hours ago from Space.com

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium...

Hubble Space Telescope Will Track Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Flies Close by Earth

7 hours ago from Space.com

A comet is set to pass close to Earth this weekend, providing a treat for skywatchers — and for astronomers hoping to learn more about the building blocks of the...

Here's the Weather Forecast for the 2018 Geminid Meteor Shower

7 hours ago from Space.com

For those hoping to get a glimpse of tonight's Geminid meteor shower, the weather across the United States will either be very good or very bad.

Close-up images of Nasa's Jupiter mission

Nasa's Juno mission to Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of the planet.

Virgin Galactic completes manned space test, more flights soon

8 hours ago from Reuters:Science

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years of testing to become the first U.S. commercial human flight to breach...

Winner to release new single Dec. 19

8 hours ago from UPI

K-pop group Winner shared a teaser image for its new song featuring Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino and Seungyoon.

Researchers shine new light on disease-spreading mosquitoes

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Physicists are now exploring laser-based technology traditionally used for studying conditions in the atmosphere -- such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) -- to shine a light on the subtlest...

Virgin Galactic sends rocketplane to edge of space

9 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Virgin Galactic's commercial rocketplane reached an altitude of over 51 miles high in Thursday's test flight

Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space in historic flight

9 hours ago from UPI

Virgin Galactic made history Thursday by flying to the edge of Earth's atmosphere, taking its boldest step yet in space tourism.

Magic, Bulls leave country for matchup in Mexico

9 hours ago from UPI

In the mid-1990s, a trip to Mexico City with the Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic would have displayed stars such as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Penny Hardaway and Shaquille O'Neal...

Lightning, Maple Leafs collide in divisional clash

9 hours ago from UPI

TAMPA, Fla. -- December divisional matches rarely register high on the hype meter around NHL circles.

Google Doodle Celebrates the Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 (And It's ADORABLE!)

9 hours ago from Space.com

The 2018 Geminid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (Dec. 13) and Google is celebrating the celestial light show with a Google Doodle that is simply adorable.

Millions of Degrees and Plasma Dreams: NASA's Parker Solar Probe Basks in the Sun

9 hours ago from Space.com

The Parker Solar Probe is doing well after its first flyby of the sun, and it will soon begin returning groundbreaking data about how our star behaves.

Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators

9 hours ago from Physorg

Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study by researchers...

Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed

9 hours ago from Physorg

The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet's fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into...