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Look: Police find diamond that fell from crossing guard's ring

5 days ago from UPI

A New Jersey police department helped reunite a crossing guard with the diamond that fell from her ring while she was on the job.

This Huge Black Hole Is Spinning at Half the Speed of Light!

5 days ago from Live Science

The crumbs left over from a supermassive black hole's recent meal have allowed scientists to calculate the monster's rotation rate, and the results are mind-boggling.

Tumor-free flounder are just 1 dividend from the cleanup of Boston Harbor

5 days ago from Physorg

Thirty years ago, during the 1988 presidential campaign, then-Vice President George H.W. Bush took a boat ride across Boston Harbor and derided the environmental record of his rival, Massachusetts Gov....

Cool running

5 days ago from European Space Agency

Operations image of the week: New cryogenically cooled hardware promises to improve data return from ESA's current and future deep-space missions

Astronomers observe white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals

5 days ago from UPI

Astronomers have for the first time observed white dwarf stars solidifying into crystals.

Watch: Kelly Oubre slaps floor, Luka Doncic splashes shot in his face

5 days ago from UPI

Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. learned not to taunt Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic after the rookie made his signature shot in his face.

Watch: Suspected meteor visible over eastern United States

5 days ago from UPI

Residents from New York state to North Carolina reported spotting a fireball so bright it was clearly visible in the middle of the day.

Signals from space: Five theories on what they are

Mysterious cosmic signals have been picked up. What are they and where do they come from?

Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo launches pass into James Harden's face

5 days ago from UPI

Giannis Antetokounmpo threw a rocket pass into James Harden's face during the Milwaukee Bucks' win against the Houston Rockets.

Video: Fifteen years imaging the Red Planet

5 days ago from Physorg

On 25 December 2003, ESA's Mars Express entered orbit around the Red Planet. The spacecraft began returning the first images from orbit using its High Resolution Stereo Camera just a...

A new, potentially inhabitable super-Earth

5 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at the University of Oviedo, in collaboration with the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have discovered and characterized a planet in the habitability zone of a red dwarf...

Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus

5 days ago from Physorg

A Japanese research group has identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki. The team also revealed the origins of...

Giant pattern discovered in the clouds of planet Venus

5 days ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have identified a giant streak structure among the clouds covering planet Venus based on observation from the spacecraft Akatsuki. The team also revealed the origins of this structure using...

Hubble Space Telescope's main camera stops working

The Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera has shut down because of a hardware problem.

Stellan Skarsgard cast as villain in 'Dune' reboot

5 days ago from UPI

Stellan Skarsgard is set to star as a villain in director Denis Villeneuve's upcoming reboot of "Dune."

Mysterious 'repeater' fast radio burst detected from faraway galaxy

5 days ago from UPI

Astronomers have recorded a mysterious "repeater" fast radio burst signal from the single source, a galaxy located 1.5 billion light-years from Earth.

Data analytics for safer air space

5 days ago from Physorg

Imagine being able to predict an inexperienced pilot's erratic flight path in real time.

What 100,000 star factories in 74 galaxies reveal about star formation

5 days ago from Physorg

Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the most significant differences among galaxies, however, relate to where and how they form new stars. Compelling research...

Chang'e 4: Why the moon's far side looks red in new images

5 days ago from Physorg

The first ever images taken from the surface of the far side of the moon have been released following the Chinese National Space Administration's (CNSA) successful landing there. The lander...

Cygnus A: Ricocheting black hole jet discovered by Chandra

5 days ago from Physorg

A ricocheting jet blasting from a giant black hole has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, as reported in our latest press release. In this composite image of Cygnus...

Cosmic telescope zooms in on the beginning of time

5 days ago from Science Daily

Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse...

Messier 94 forces scientists to rethink galaxy formation models

5 days ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered a Milky Way-like galaxy with surprisingly few satellite galaxies.

China moon rover 'Jade Rabbit' wakes from 'nap'

5 days ago from Physorg

China's lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon Thursday after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced.

Magnetar mysteries in our galaxy and beyond

5 days ago from Physorg

In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of radio waves coming from a magnetar—a rotating, dense, dead star with a...

X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

5 days ago from Science Blog

On Nov. 22, 2014, astronomers spotted a rare event in the night sky: A supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy, nearly 300 million light-years from Earth, ripping...

CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst from other galaxy

5 days ago from Science Blog

Assistant professor of physics Laura Newburgh is part of a Canadian-led experiment that has detected the second-known example of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) originating far outside the Milky Way galaxy....

Astronomers uncover the brightest quasar in the early universe – J043947.08+163415.7

5 days ago from Science Blog

Researchers have discovered the brightest quasar yet known, detected from the period when the universe’s star-making hydrogen gas became ionized, known as “reionization.” The international research team found the quasar’s...

Why Is Uranus on Its Side? Incredible Simulations Could Solve the Mystery.

5 days ago from Space.com

Solar systems are messy places, but the tools astronomers use to understand these systems can re-create that chaos with surprising beauty.