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NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds

Vibrations picked up by two spacecraft instruments have provided the first sounds of Martian wind.

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars.

Dolphin-Shaped Cloud Swims Across Jupiter in This Awesome NASA View

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A new series of NASA images showcase a dolphin-shaped cloud moving across Jupiter's southern belt.

2018 Geminid Meteor Shower This Week May Be the Year's Best

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What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 is heading our way with a peak Thursday night, lasting into the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning: It's the annual...

Heat look to remain hot as they visit LeBron James, Lakers

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The Miami Heat have won four of five for the first time this season and they'll try to stay on a roll when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers.

Saturn’s snowman

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Space Science Image of the Week: Saturn’s moons Dione and Rhea appear as one in this unusual line-up

A satellite screw-up reaffirms Einstein’s theory of gravity

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Two spacecraft confirm that time passes more slowly closer to Earth’s surface.

Famous birthdays for Dec. 10: Kenneth Branagh, Raven-Symone

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Actor/director Kenneth Branagh turns 58 and actor Raven-Symone turns 33, among the famous birthdays for Dec. 10.

Watch: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac plot a heist in 'Triple Frontier' trailer

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Netflix has released the first trailer for "Triple Frontier," an action movie starring Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund.

Heat look to remain host as they visit LeBron James, Lakers

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The Miami Heat have won four of five for the first time this season and they'll try to stay on a roll when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers.

Watch: Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes completes no-look pass vs. Ravens

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NFL MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes threw a perfect pass for a first down while he was looking in another direction on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict fined for hit on Broncos' Andy Janovich

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Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $53,482 for unnecessary roughness on a tackle involving Denver Broncos fullback Andy Janovich.

This Fluffy Alien World Farts Helium

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As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers...

The World's Tallest Rockets: How They Stack Up

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From the mighty Saturn 5 to NASA's new Space Launch System, see how the biggest rockets on Earth compare.

Last-Minute Glitch Delays US Spy Satellite Launch

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The launch of a clandestine new U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office was delayed by a last-minute glitch less than 8 seconds before its planned liftoff late Saturday (Dec....

Secrets from the Far Side of the Moon

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Often referred to as the dark side of the moon, it's about time we went back — according to NASA's lunar astronauts and planetary scientists.

Space Force Proposal Could Create a Broader Military Department for Both Air and Space

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The Space Force under this proposed organization would not include the National Reconnaissance Office or any other element of the intelligence community.

Famous birthdays for Dec. 9: Judi Dench, John Malkovich

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Actor Judi Dench turns 84 and actor John Malkovich turns 65, among the famous birthdays for Dec. 9.

On This Day, Dec. 9: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrested

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On Dec. 9, 2008, federal agents arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges in a scheme involving the sale of Illinois' open Senate seat.

ULA scrubs second spy satellite launch attempt 7 seconds before liftoff

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United Launch Alliance once again called off the launch of its Delta 4-Heavy rocket, this time with just 7 seconds to go on the countdown.

Dramatic abort derails Delta 4 spy satellite launch

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Flares had already ignited at the base of the 23-story-tall rocket to burn away excess hydrogen gas, a routine safety precaution, when the abort was ordered

Watch live: United Launch Alliance to launch spy satellite after 24-hour delay

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United Launch Alliance is preparing once more to launch its Delta 4-Heavy rocket.

Sophie Cookson, James Norton to star in BBC's 'Trial of Christine Keeler'

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Sophie Cookson, James Norton, Emilia Fox and Ben Miles have signed on to star in the BBC's six-part drama "The Trial of Christine Keeler."

Watch: Heat's Bam Adebayo scrapes alley-oop off ceiling vs. Suns

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Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo added a new dunk highlight to his arsenal during a win against the Phoenix Suns, smashing in an eyebrow-raising alley-oop.

Falling Rockets, rising Mavericks square off for second time

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The Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets find themselves heading in opposite directions as they meet for the second time this season.

SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station

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A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays.

China Launches 1st Mission to Land on Far Side of the Moon

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China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center Dec. 7, kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side.

Tiny 'Blueberries' on Mars Continue to Baffle Scientists

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Snack-loving scientists working with the Opportunity mission on Mars dubbed tiny, iron-rich spheres scattered near the robot's landing site "blueberries," but these features were easier to name than to understand.