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In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright

A long, hard look at the Whirlpool galaxy with NASA's NuSTAR mission has revealed a puzzling scenario: An object smaller than Earth is outshining two galactic heavyweights.

Watch: 'Leaving Neverland' trailer revisits Michael Jackson abuse allegations

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James Safechuck and Wade Robson speak about their experiences with Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch in a new HBO documentary.

Report: North Korea ‘talks up’ Nobel Peace Prize for Kim Jong Un

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North Koreans are taking greater interest in the Nobel Peace Prize.

Watch: Dan Levy says Mariah Carey endorsement of 'Schitt's Creek' was 'meaningful'

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Star and co-creator of "Schitt's Creek" Dan Levy described his excitement over Mariah Carey endorsing his comedy series on "The Late Show."

Watch: Ex-President Barack Obama takes credit for Stephen Curry's jumper

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Ex-President Barack Obama hosted a town hall meeting with Stephen Curry in Oakland, Calif., where he said he helped the two-time MVP with his shooting form.

United Launch Services, SpaceX awarded satellite contracts

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United Launch Services was awarded a $441.7 million contract to launch military satellites to orbit, the U.S. Defense Department announced.

NASA Scientists Show How Ingredients for Water Could Be Made on Surface of Moon, a Chemical Factory

3 days ago from Science @ NASA

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Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings

3 days ago from Science Daily

The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf with multiple dust rings....

'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope

3 days ago from Science Daily

The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by the 'astrocomb.'

Tadpole-like jets could help explain why the sun's corona is so hot

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Researchers have discovered a novel type of solar jet that could help solve the mystery of the sun's super hot corona.

Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby

3 days ago from Physorg

ESA's proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the...

Blues' Ryan O'Reilly sends St. Louis crowd into frenzy with OT winner

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St. Louis Blues center Ryan O'Reilly went bar down for the overtime winner against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night in front of an electric crowd.

Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond

3 days ago from Physorg

The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on observations by...

Cosmic dust forms in supernovae blasts

3 days ago from Physorg

Scientists claim to have solved a longstanding mystery as to how cosmic dust, the building blocks of stars and planets, forms across the Universe.

Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station

3 days ago from Physorg

A new version of equipment developed in Brazil—the Solar-T—will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure solar flares. It is estimated that the sun-THz, the new photometric...

Arapuca device for international neutrino experiment is enhanced

3 days ago from Physorg

A critical part of one of the largest recent particle physics experiments was developed in Brazil. The Arapuca is a light detector to be installed in the Deep Underground Neutrino...

Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond

3 days ago from European Space Agency

The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice the distance to the Moon.

First private moon lander mission scheduled to launch Friday

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The world's first private moon lander mission is scheduled to be carried into space by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Friday.

Watch: Ariana Grande says 'Thank U, Next' success is 'weird and crazy'

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Ariana Grande discussed the success of her latest album "Thank U, Next" and all of the milestones it has reached while appearing on "The Late Late Show."

Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby

3 days ago from European Space Agency

ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the...

The moon's water: Where did it come from – and where did it all go?

3 days ago from Physorg

Fragments of moon rock brought back from the lunar surface by astronauts on the Apollo space missions are providing new insights about where our planet's life-giving water came from.

Japan Just Shot a Fake Asteroid with a Space Bullet … for Science

3 days ago from Live Science

Say you need to prepare to shoot bullets into an asteroid and suck up the debris kicked up from the blast, then tuck it away for safekeeping.

Space behaviour

3 days ago from Physorg

Europe's Columbus laboratory enters its eleventh year in space with steady operations, a few upgrades and several experiments in full swing.

WWE Smackdown: Kofi Kingston becomes No.1 contender

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Kofi Kingston, of The New Day, continued his hot streak on Smackdown, earning a title match against WWE Champion Daniel Bryan.

Israel's first moon mission set for liftoff from Florida Thursday

3 days ago from Reuters:Science

Israel's first spacecraft designed to land on the moon is set to blastoff from Florida on Thursday in the first privately-funded lunar mission, as the Jewish state seeks to become...

Donald Trump plans to nominate Jeffery Rosen for deputy attorney general

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President Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Jeffrey Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general of the Department of Justice, the White House said.

Space travel edges closer at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum

It is still the final frontier, but space travel has come a little closer to the public at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Robots track moving objects with unprecedented precision

3 days ago from Science Daily

A novel system uses RFID tags to help robots home in on moving objects with unprecedented speed and accuracy. The system could enable greater collaboration and precision by robots working...