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Watch: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn reprise Santa, Mrs. Claus in 'Christmas Chronicles 2'

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"The Christmas Chronicles 2," a holiday movie starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, will premiere Nov. 25 on Netflix.

Ray J files for divorce from Princess Love after brief reconciliation

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Ray J filed for divorce from his wife and "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" co-star Princess Love, two months after she requested to dismiss her divorce filing.

From star to solar system: How protoplanetary rings form in primordial gas clouds

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Four-hundred fifty light-years from Earth, a young star is glowing at the center of a system of concentric rings made from gas and dust, and it is producing planets, one...

'Fresh Prince' mansion listed for five nights on Airbnb

3 weeks ago from UPI

The California mansion made famous by the external shots in 1990-1996 sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is being listed on Airbnb by star Will Smith, in partnership with the...

NASA sees Tropical Depression Rene dissipating

3 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Depression Rene as it was dissipating in the central North Atlantic Ocean.

Study shows difficulty in finding evidence of life on Mars

3 weeks ago from Science Blog

In a little more than a decade, samples of rover-scooped Martian soil will rocket to Earth. While scientists are eager to study the red planet’s soils for signs of life,...

Industry starts work on Europe’s Hera planetary defence mission

3 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Today ESA awarded a €129.4 million contract covering the detailed design, manufacturing and testing of Hera, the Agency’s first mission for planetary defence. This ambitious mission will be Europe’s contribution to an...

Venus: Could it really harbour life? New study springs a surprise

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Earth's sister planet, Venus, has not been regarded as a high priority in the search for life. Its surface temperature of around 450°C is thought to be hostile to even...

Watch: Kelsea Ballerini performs 'A Country Song' on 'Late Late Show'

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Kelsea Ballerini discussed her album "Ballerini" and performed her song "A Country Song" on "The Late Late Show with James Corden."

Industry gets working on Europe’s Hera planetary defence mission

3 weeks ago from European Space Agency

Today ESA awarded a €129.4 million contract covering the detailed design, manufacturing and testing of Hera, the Agency’s first mission for planetary defence. This ambitious mission will be Europe’s contribution to an...

Radio relic discovered in a nearby galaxy cluster

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa, an international team of astronomers has detected a radio relic in a nearby, low-mass, merging galaxy cluster designated A2384. The finding is...

How do you clean up clingy space dust? Zap it with an electron beam

3 weeks ago from Sciencenews.org

The NASA Artemis missions aim to send astronauts to the moon by 2024. But to succeed, they’ll need to solve big problems caused by some tiny particles: dust. Impacts on the moon’s...

Scientists propose possible mechanisms to explain coronal mini-jets in activated tornado-like prominence

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Solar jets are a common phenomenon in the solar atmosphere. They mainly appear as transient collimated plasma ejections. Some studies have shown that jets may play an important role in...

Proposal for observatory to detect gravitational waves

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers could detect more mergers of black holes and neutron stars with plans for a new flagship gravitational wave observatory in Europe moving a step closer.

NASA monitors carbon monoxide from California wildfires

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

The observations from Earth orbit show high-altitude concentrations of the gas that are more than 10 times typical amounts.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell to miss 'couple of weeks' due to hamstring injury

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New York Jets star running back Le'Veon Bell is expected to miss multiple weeks because of a hamstring injury.

Venus’s atmosphere shows potential signs of life

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Synthesized false color image of Venus, using 283-nm and 365-nm band images taken by the Venus Ultraviolet Imager (UVI). (JAXA / ISAS / Akatsuki Project Team/)For decades, Venus has been considered a broiling,...

U.S. Air Force, Space Force recruiting campaign seeks space professionals

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The U.S. Air Force and Space Force is seeking "future enlisted space professionals" to fill over 300 positions during Fiscal Year 2021.

James Van Der Beek, Sherri Shepherd to appear in Oct. 1 episode of 'Match Game'

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"Match Game" will air a new episode featuring James Van Der Beek, Cheryl Hines, Thomas Lennon, Sherri Shepherd, Dr. Oz and Laura Benati.

Astronomers characterize Uranian moons using new imaging analysis

3 weeks ago from UPI

Using new image processing techniques, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy were able to characterize the physical properties of Uranus' five moons.

Astronomers may have found a signature of life on Venus

3 weeks ago from Science Blog

The search for life beyond Earth has largely revolved around our rocky red neighbor. NASA has launched multiple rovers over the years, with a new one currently en route, to sift...

The best mug and cup racks for your organized kitchen

3 weeks ago from PopSci

Always dry and always ready to go. (NordWood Themes via Unsplash/)How could your day really begin without your morning cup of joe? Your favorite coffee (and tea) cups deserve a better place to...

A warm Jupiter orbiting a cool star

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

A planet observed crossing in front of, or transiting, a low-mass star has been determined to be about the size of Jupiter.

Hints of life on Venus: Scientists detect phosphine molecules in high cloud decks

3 weeks ago from Physorg

An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Jane Greaves of Cardiff University, today announced the discovery of a rare molecule—phosphine—in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is...

NASA's Aqua satellite finds Rene barely a depression battered by wind shear

3 weeks ago from Physorg

Tropical Depression Rene continues to be the victim of strong wind shear and forecasters anticipate it will lead to the storm's demise in the next couple of days. NASA's Aqua...

New study explores if flirting is real and shows it can work

3 weeks ago from Physorg

"She was totally flirting with you," my friend told me after the hosts left our table.

A warm Jupiter orbiting a cool star

3 weeks ago from Physorg

A planet observed crossing in front of, or transiting, a low-mass star has been determined to be about the size of Jupiter. While hundreds of Jupiter-sized planets have been discovered...

Possible marker of life spotted on venus

3 weeks ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have discovered a rare molecule -- phosphine -- in the clouds of Venus. On Earth, this gas is only made industrially or by microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments....