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Watch: Charlie Blackmon sends Clayton Kershaw pitch into space

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Charlie Blackmon took Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw deep with a 447-foot bomb during a Colorado Rockies victory in Los Angeles.

Donald Trump again dismissive of Jeff Sessions: 'It's very sad'

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President Donald Trump's attacks on Attorney General Jess Sessions since he recused himself from the Russian investigation have hit a new low point.

Japanese Cargo Ship Gets New Launch Date for Space Station Delivery

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The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has set a new launch date for its next uncrewed cargo ship bound for the International Space Station after some delays. New launch target: Friday,...

Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole

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Black holes form when stars die, allowing the matter in them to collapse into an extremely dense object from which not even light can escape. Astronomers theorize that massive black...

Wave-particle interactions allow collision-free energy transfer in space plasma

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A team finds evidence of collisionless energy transfer occurring in the plasma of Earth's magnetosphere.

ECOSTRESS maps L.A.'s hot spots

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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) captured new imagery of variations in surface-temperature patterns in Los Angeles County. The first of its kind to be taken...

Going off-road in the search for dark skies

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An out-of-this-world mobile observatory, developed in collaboration with Nissan Design Europe in London, UK, was unveiled at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show this week, proving that the sky is never...

Advancing local terahertz oscillators to enable cosmic observations

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NASA is developing a new type of detector that will provide insight into the formation and structure of the universe. Many of the radiative and mechanical interactions that shape the...

Mercury and its depressions

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One of the most surprising discoveries of the NASA's Messenger mission was the presence of unusual, bright, irregular and rimless flat-floored depressions on the surface of Mercury. These depressions, called...

Watch: Florida man rides jet ski on dry land

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A surprised Florida woman captured video of an unusual video tackling the state's roads -- a jet ski converted for use on dry land.

WB: Joaquin Phoenix will start out as Arthur Fleck in 'Joker'

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Warner Bros. said its "Joker" origin story will follow Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur Fleck as he transforms into Batman's greatest foe.

Video: Net successfully snares space debris

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The RemoveDEBRIS satellite has successfully used its on-board net technology in orbit – the first demonstration in human history of active debris removal (ADR) technology.

Researchers work to add function to 3-D-printed objects

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In the movie Terminator 2, the T-1000 robot pours itself through the ceiling of an elevator. That scene started a flow of ideas for Purdue Polytechnic Institute professor Richard Voyles.

Mercury studies reveal an intriguing target for BepiColombo

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A month before the planned launch of the joint ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury, two new studies shed light on when the innermost planet formed and the puzzle of its...

Hey, Spock! Real-Life 'Planet Vulcan' Discovered

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"Star Trek's" planet Vulcan, ancestral home of Spock and his species, just became a little more real, thanks to a team of exoplanet scientists.

SpaceX's New BFR Spaceship Really Does Look Like Tintin's Moon Rocket

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SpaceX's new BFR spaceship iteration now looks a lot like the vehicle the beloved comic-book character Tintin uses in the 1954 adventure "Explorers on the Moon." And that's not entirely...

ExoMars highlights radiation risk for Mars astronauts, and watches as dust storm subsides

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Astronauts on a mission to Mars would be exposed to at least 60% of the total radiation dose limit recommended for their career during the journey itself to and from...

Newly discovered planet could be Spock's home world, astronomers say

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Among the TV series Star Trek's many charms are its rich universe of characters and planets. Now, the Dharma Planet Survey, in a new study led by University of Florida...

Hit-and-run heist of water by terrestrial planets in the early solar system

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A study simulating the final stages of terrestrial planet formation shows that 'hit-and-run' encounters play a significant role in the acquisition of water by large protoplanets, like those that grew...

Orion's first Service Module integration complete

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Last week at the Airbus integration hall in Bremen, Germany, technicians installed the last radiator on the European Service Module for NASA's Orion spacecraft marking the module's finished integration.

Space telescope to test Einstein's theories about gravity

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A new space telescope designed to peer into some of the farthest regions of the universe could finally answer one of the most puzzling questions surrounding Albert Einstein's general theory...

Image: Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor examines her eyes

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Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, a member of the Expedition 56 crew currently aboard the International Space Station, examined her eye with a Funduscope with remote support from doctors on the ground.

Halfway mark for NOEMA construction

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The completion of NOEMA phase 1, the first phase of the NOEMA project will be officially celebrated this Wednesday, September 19th. IRAM and its partner institutes have completed the first,...

Watch: Kelly Clarkson announces daytime talk show on 'Tonight Show'

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Kelly Clarkson confirmed on "The Tonight Show" that she will be hosting her own daytime talk show on NBC.

New Stephen Hawking Graphic Biography to Reveal the Scientist — and the Man

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A new graphic biography details the life and science of the late Stephen Hawking.

Japan's Hayabusa2 Sees Its Shadow on Asteroid Ryugu in New Photos

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Hayabusa2's shadow is visible on asteroid Ryugu in new pictures, taken during a dress rehearsal to prepare the spacecraft for deploying a lander in October.

Giant Ice Volcanoes Once Covered Dwarf Planet Ceres

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Dozens of ancient ice volcanoes once dotted the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study finds.

North Korea agrees at summit to shutter test site, major nuclear facility

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North Korea will close a missile test site and dismantle its main nuclear facility if the U.S. takes corresponding measures, officials said Wednesday.