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Ex-Astronaut's Bold Plan to Put Humans on Mars

1 day ago from MSNBC: Science

Terry Virts says we must look to NASA's past before we move forward with program to go to the red planet.

Jacksonville Jaguars deal Tom Brady-less New Patriots defeat

1 week ago from UPI

With quarterback Tom Brady and the bulk of the New England Patriots' projected starters watching from the sideline, the defending Super Bowl champions opened the preseason Thursday night with a...

The Largest Space Telescope Ever Could Study an Earth-Like Exoplanet Next Door

1 week ago from Space.com

The James Webb Space Telescope, billed as NASA's premier observatory of the next decade, could provide an unparalleled view of Proxima Centauri b after it launches.

WWE Superstar Braun Strowman table reads for 'Juno'

1 week ago from UPI

WWE Superstar Braun Strowman flexed his acting chops Wednesday in a new comedic video featuring The Monster Among Men reading lines from 2007 film "Juno."

New theory on the origin of dark matter

1 week ago from Science Daily

Scientists have come up with a new theory on how dark matter may have been formed shortly after the origin of the universe. This new model proposes an alternative to...

The Milky Way is filled with black holes

1 week ago from UPI

A theoretical survey of the population of black holes in our galaxy suggests there are tens of millions of black holes in the Milky Way.

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper hack hit milestones, have epic celebration

1 week ago from UPI

Baseball players Bryce Harper and Mike Trout shared a night of career milestones Tuesday with home run No. 150 and hit No. 1,000, respectively.

Heavy rains bring 'dangerous' flash floods to Houston

1 week ago from UPI

The National Weather Service said heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of the Houston metropolitan area on Tuesday.

'Fried Fried Chicken Chicken' beer contains real fried chicken

1 week ago from UPI

A pair of breweries in Virginia and New York collaborated to produce a beer made with fried chicken.

Space Station Robot Installs Neutron Star Explorer: Watch the Time-Lapse Video

1 week ago from Space.com

NASA’s new Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission was installed on the International Space Station in June 2017.

Image: Prometheus and the Ghostly F Ring

1 week ago from Physorg

The thin sliver of Saturn's moon Prometheus lurks near ghostly structures in Saturn's narrow F ring in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Many of the narrow ring's faint and...

Snyder: 'Strong possibility' for Foxconn to come to Michigan

1 week ago from Physorg

Gov. Rick Snyder is optimistic that Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group will open a facility in Michigan, but said what exactly it is has not been determined and it...

St. Louis Cardinals activate OF Dexter Fowler, demote OF Stephen Piscotty

1 week ago from UPI

Dexter Fowler was activated from his second stint on the disabled list this season on Monday and the St. Louis Cardinals demoted fellow outfielder Stephen Piscotty.

Duties of NASA's planetary protection officer include saving Earth

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Bored at work? Find yourself staring into space? NASA may have just the job for you. It comes with a six-figure salary -- and duties include saving the Earth. Chip...

Some Alien Planets May Bypass Habitability

1 week ago from Space.com

An icy world that receives more heat from its parent star may quickly become inhospitable rather than evolving into a locale fit to host life, a new study shows.

New CubeSat propulsion system uses water as propellant

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new type of micropropulsion system for miniature satellites called CubeSats uses an innovative design of tiny nozzles that release precise bursts of water vapor to maneuver the spacecraft.

NASA and Norway to develop Arctic laser-ranging station

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA and the Norwegian Mapping Authority are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art satellite laser ranging station 650 miles from the North Pole that will produce high-precision locations of orbiting satellites,...

Hubble Telescope Sees Merging 'David and Goliath' Galaxy Pair (Photos, Video)

1 week ago from Space.com

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a close look at the fascinating gravitational effects caused by a diminutive dwarf galaxy as it orbits its massive neighbor. The galactic pair will...

Nostalgic Voyager documentary relives first exploration of the solar system

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

A new TV documentary is a tender tribute to Voyagers 1 and 2, which launched 40 years ago and were the first spacecraft to visit the outer solar system.

Mama June's daughter Pumpkin expecting first child

1 week ago from UPI

Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon, the 17-year-old daughter of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star June Shannon, announced she's pregnant.

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez dazzle at friend's wedding

1 week ago from UPI

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez dressed up to attend Sophie Lasry's wedding to Alexander Swieca in New York.

NASA tests autopilot sensors during simulations

1 week ago from Physorg

Inside a large, black-walled facility outside Denver, NASA's Satellite Servicing Projects Division (SSPD) team successfully completed the latest testing of three rendezvous and proximity operations sensors used for satellite servicing...

NASA instrument key to understanding solar powered planet arrives at Kennedy Space Center

1 week ago from Physorg

A new instrument that will monitor our planet's biggest power source, the Sun, arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It has a targeted November 2017 launch on a...

Lockheed to intro radar demonstrator prototype

1 week ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin is to debut a space and missile defense radar demonstrator for a system that could eventually replace the current one used by the Patriot.

Astronauts to bring asteroid back into lunar orbit

1 week ago from Physorg

Future space exploration aims to fly further from Earth than ever before. Now, Italian Space Agency scientists have expressed an interest in contributing to the development of robotic technologies to...

'Guardians of the Galaxy' 'Inferno' music video features cast, David Hasselhoff

1 week ago from UPI

Marvel has released a retro-style music video for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" song "Inferno" that stars the cast of the film and David Hasselhoff.

Serena Williams throws '50s baby shower with Ciara, sister Venus

1 week ago from UPI

Serena Williams held a 1950's themed baby shower over the weekend that was attended by her sister Venus, Ciara, Kelly Rowland, Eva Longoria and more.

Khloe Kardashian kisses Tristan Thompson in new photo: 'All my love'

1 week ago from UPI

Khloe Kardashian got close to Tristan Thompson while enjoying a summer day by the pool with the Cleveland Cavaliers star.