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Valentina among 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 4' cast

4 days ago from UPI

Valentina, Naomi Smalls, Farrah Moan and Latrice Royale are among the contestants on "RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars" Season 4.

Hawks aim to break skid at home vs. Pistons

4 days ago from UPI

The Atlanta Hawks will try to end their two-game losing streak on Friday against a Detroit Pistons team that has had difficulty winning on the road.

Water Deep in Earth's Core May Come from Dust Swirling Around the Sun

4 days ago from Live Science

The source of some of Earth's first water may be gas left over from the sun's birth.

Scientists capture the sound of sunrise on Mars

4 days ago from Physorg

Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.

Solar power—largest study to date discovers 25 percent power loss across UK

4 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at the University of Huddersfield have undertaken the largest study to date into the effectiveness of solar panels across the UK and discovered that parts of the country are...

NASA's Restored Mission Control Consoles Touch Down in Houston

4 days ago from Space.com

NASA's efforts to restore its Apollo-era Mission Control has given new meaning to "We're go, Flight!" The call, which 50 years ago was in reference to the flight director, could...

Panthers' Reid ejected for Roethlisberger hit, gives QB first bump

4 days ago from UPI

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid was ejected for a hit on Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger, but it didn't stop him from giving the him a fist bump.

What is space weather?

4 days ago from European Space Agency

The Sun dominates our Solar System, sending colossal amounts of energetic material in every direction, causing ever-changing ‘space weather’. Find out more with ESA Web TV.

Lionsgate TV mulling 'Orange is the New Black' sequel series after Netflix finale

4 days ago from UPI

Lionsgate TV -- the studio that produces "Orange is the New Black" for Netflix -- is in discussions about a sequel series to the show following its finale.

Scientists say interstellar object may be probe sent by "alien civilization"

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

But others say take that with a "gigantic grain of salt"

Group helps deported Mexicans deal with bureaucracy, culture shock

4 days ago from UPI

Undocumented in the U.S., many migrants are deported only to become undocumented in Mexico, facing bureaucracy and culture shock, often alone. Pocho House offers a safe space.

ExoMars: Life-detecting robot to be sent to Oxia Planum

The joint Europe-Russia mission to the Red Planet in 2020 will investigate an ancient water-altered terrain.

Oxia Planum favoured for ExoMars surface mission

4 days ago from European Space Agency

The ExoMars Landing Site Selection Working Group has recommended Oxia Planum as the landing site for the ESA-Roscosmos rover and surface science platform that will launch to the Red Planet in...

Low-key North Korea activity at launchpad ongoing, analysts say

4 days ago from UPI

North Korea activity has not stopped at Sohae Satellite Launching Station, where the regime sent a long-range rocket into space in 2016.

Parker Solar Probe reports good status after close solar approach

4 days ago from Physorg

Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the sun at just 15 million miles from our star's surface. This is far closer than any spacecraft has ever...

Harvard scientists say Oumuamua may be probe sent by "alien civilization"

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

A pair of Harvard scientists say a massive, fast-moving visitor to our solar system may have been a probe sent by an advance alien civilization. Astronomers were excited to discover...

Distant NASA camera yields new Earth views

4 days ago from Physorg

The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument operates aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, which launched in February 2015 and observes Earth...

Multimessenger links to NASA's Fermi mission show how luck favors the prepared

4 days ago from Physorg

In 2017, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope played a pivotal role in two important breakthroughs occurring just five weeks apart. But what might seem like extraordinary good luck is really...

Wary of solar hazards

4 days ago from European Space Agency

ESA is working to make Europe more resilient to 'space weather' and its effects on really vital things we all use every day, like satellites and power grids

Venus Brings an Early Morning Light, Just Before Sunrise

4 days ago from Space.com

Early morning risers who head out to work and school before sunrise should notice a very bright, star-like object in the east-southeast sky.

Accion's 1st Space Thrusters Could Launch on a Cubesat This Weekend

4 days ago from Space.com

Natalya Bailey was always interested in space, but it wasn't until she was sitting in a university class on propulsion that she realized what she wanted to do with her...

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Certified to Launch NASA's Most Precious Science Missions

4 days ago from Space.com

SpaceX's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket can now launch NASA's most expensive and highest-priority science missions.

Astronaut Basks in Earth's 'Glory' Rainbow from Space Station (Photo)

4 days ago from Space.com

European astronaut Alexander Gerst was surprised to see a circular, rainbow-like gleam — a phenomenon known as a glory — in the clouds below the International Space Station on Sept....

Image: Coronal holes

4 days ago from Physorg

This image shows dramatic dark areas in the Sun's corona and was acquired by the SWAP instrument on ESA's Proba-2 mission at midday on Wednesday, 7 November.

Video: What is space weather?

4 days ago from Physorg

On the sidelines at European Space Weather Week 2018, in Leuven, Belgium, ESA Web TV caught up with two experts working on the fascinating science of how our Sun's raging...

Celtics' Gordon Hayward set for return to Utah to face Jazz

4 days ago from UPI

Two seasons in the making, Gordon Hayward's return to Utah will finally go down Friday night, giving Jazz fans the first chance to let their collective feelings known.

Hints of Oort clouds around other stars may lurk in the universe’s first light

4 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Sifting through the universe’s early light could reveal planetary graveyards orbiting other stars.

3 asteroids will fly past Earth on Saturday. Here is why there is no need to panic

Despite recent headlines like, "NASA asteroid WARNING: Three giant asteroids to pass Earth THIS SATURDAY," there is absolutely no need to worry. Nicole Mortillaro explains why.