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Lakers expected to be shorthanded hosting Spurs

1 day ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Lakers could be shorthanded when they host the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center on Monday night.

Oxygen-Rich Liquid Water May Exist on Mars

1 day ago from Scientific American

Brines suffused with the life-giving gas could offer hope for past and even present microbes on the Red Planet, according to a new study -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Apollo 7 Astronaut Recounts Splashdown at 50th Anniversary Gala

1 day ago from Space.com

Walt Cunningham hoped the parachutes had opened.

Orionid Meteor Shower: Leftovers of Halley's Comet

1 day ago from Space.com

The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley's Comet, peaks in mid-October.

Why NASA Watches Airglow, the Colors of the (Upper Atmospheric) Wind

1 day ago from Science @ NASA

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Scientist explores a better way to predict space weather

1 day ago from Physorg

Findings recently published by a Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) space scientist shed new light on predicting the thermodynamics of solar flares and other "space weather" events involving hot, fast-moving plasmas.

European-Japanese mission to investigate the smallest planet in the Solar System

1 day ago from Physorg

The European-Japanese planetary mission BepiColombo lifted off from the European spaceport in French Guiana at 03:45 Central European Summer time on 20 October 2018 (22:45 on 19 October local time),...

Web-based open source dashboard of North Pole

1 day ago from Science Daily

It's called ArcCI (or Arctic CyberInfrastructure) and promises to combine the thousands of images that have been taken along the years of the Arctic Ocean into one global database that...

Gravitational waves could shed light on dark matter

1 day ago from Science Blog

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will enable astrophysicists to observe gravitational waves emitted by black holes as they collide with or capture other black holes. LISA will consist of...

HD 87240 is a chemically peculiar star with an overabundance of heavy elements, study suggests

1 day ago from Physorg

European astronomers have conducted a chemical study of the star HD 87240, a member of the open cluster NGC 3114. The new research, which determined the abundances of several elements...

BepiColombo's beginning ends

1 day ago from European Space Agency

A stunning early morning launch lifted the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo spacecraft into space on Saturday, 20 October, marking the start of intensive, round-the-clock flight control activities to ensure the mission’s health...

Astronomers propose a new method for detecting black holes

1 day ago from Physorg

A stellar mass black hole is a compact object with a mass greater than three solar masses. It is so dense and has such a powerful force of attraction that...

NASA calls for instruments, technologies for delivery to the moon

1 day ago from Physorg

NASA has announced a call for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads that will fly to the Moon on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or 2020. The...

Gravitational waves could shed light on dark matter

1 day ago from Physorg

The forthcoming Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) will be a huge instrument allowing astronomers to study phenomena including black holes colliding and gravitational waves moving through space-time. Researchers from...

How mission delays hurt young astronomers

1 day ago from Physorg

Back in Ye Olden Times, the job of astronomer was a pretty exclusive club. Either you needed to be so rich and so bored that you could design, build, and...

Kes 75—Milky Way's youngest pulsar exposes secrets of star's demise

1 day ago from Physorg

Scientists have confirmed the identity of the youngest known pulsar in the Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This result could provide astronomers new information about...

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu

1 day ago from Space.com

After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn't bang into anything before it even gets a...

Why We Need Cosmic Inflation

1 day ago from Space.com

The "vanilla" Big Bang model, without any other additions or amendments, can't explain all the observations. Here's how it might have worked.

BepiColombo Spacecraft Headed to Mercury Snaps 1st Photo, a Selfie

1 day ago from Live Science

The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission captured its first photo on Saturday (Oct. 20), a day after lifting off from French Guiana. The image is a selfie showing a solar array and...

Scientists Double Down on Landing Sites for Sample-Collecting Mars Rover

1 day ago from Scientific American

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission could visit two locations where microbial life may once have thrived -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

'Oumuamua one year later

1 day ago from Physorg

One year ago this week astronomers discovered an unusual object moving through space not too far from the Earth's orbit. In just a few days they realized it could not...

Space selfies

1 day ago from European Space Agency

Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s solar arrays and antennas are captured in the spacecraft’s first images from space

Sir Quentin Blake brings science pioneers to life

Amy Johnson is one of 20 renowned figures to feature in a new work from the much-loved illustrator.

Zooming in on Mexico’s landscape

1 day ago from European Space Agency

As part of a scientific collaboration with the Mexican Space Agency and other Mexican scientific public entities, ESA has combined images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to produce a detailed...

UTSA creates web-based open source dashboard of North Pole

1 day ago from Physorg

It's called ArcCI (or Arctic CyberInfrastructure) and promises to combine the thousands of images that have been taken along the years of the Arctic Ocean into one global database that...

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

1 day ago from Physorg

Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity.

Pete Davidson: 'Anybody have any open rooms?'

2 days ago from UPI

"Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson joked about his recent breakup with singer Ariana Grande during a standup routine in West Hollywood this weekend.

Kirk Cousins, Latavius Murray lead Vikings past Jets

2 days ago from UPI

The New York Jets had their two-game winning streak snapped by the Minnesota Vikings with a 37-17 loss Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.