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New York Mets place Jacob deGrom on injured list; to undergo MRI on elbow

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New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom traveled back to New York on Friday and will undergo an MRI on his right elbow Monday, the team announced.

Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA

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NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting the environment...

Watch: Russian Daniil Medvedev upsets world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic suffered a shocking upset to Russian men's tennis player Danill Medvedev Friday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters.

The Hubble Just Took a Gorgeous New Image of the Southern Crab Nebula's Wonky Gas Bubbles

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Twenty years after revealing this nebula's wonky hourglass shape, the Hubble Space Telescope returns its gaze to the Southern Crab Nebula to capture a stunning anniversary image.

SpaceX's Next Space Station Cargo Launch Delayed to April 30

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SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station by four days, to April 30.

Harvard fellow and ex-astronaut Ochoa reflects on Apollo landing

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Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong took his “giant leap for mankind” on the lunar surface. In his wake hundreds of others have flown into space, including Ellen Ochoa, a four-time...

The geomorphology, color, and thermal properties of Ryugu: Implications for parent-body processes

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The near-Earth carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu is thought to have been produced from a parent body that contained water ice and organic molecules. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft has obtained global multicolor...

Watch: Jenna Dewan tells John Cena she has become a WWE fan on 'Ellen'

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Jenna Dewan explained to "Ellen" guest host John Cena on Friday that her boyfriend Steve Kazee has turned her into a professional wrestling fan.

Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)

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On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next week.

We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time

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The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black hole. But they've got bigger ambitions.

Exploring what happens inside fires and explosions

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The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new method to do just that could lead to advances in fighting fires, creating cleaner...

April's Lyrid Meteors Peak Early this Week, But the Moon May Interfere

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One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon.

Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water

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When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water as a crystal—helping to...

Watch: Escaped donkey wanders highway in Chicago

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A sheriff's deputy's body camera was recording on a Chicago highway when she got out of her vehicle to round up a loose donkey.

Watch: Black Pink performs, plays 'Flinch' on 'Late Late Show'

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K-pop stars Black Pink played a game on "Late Late Show with James Corden" before taking to the stage with "Kill This Love."

Bringing the border closer to home, one immersion trip at a time

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Many if not most Americans have never crossed the U.S. border with Mexico by land or spent any time in that region.

Cygnus cargo spaceship bolted to International Space Station

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The Cygnus cargo spacecraft was bolted into place on the International Space Station early morning, bringing 7,600 pounds of research and supplies to the station.

Tiny pinholes in thin film could pave the way for 3-D holographic displays

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Researchers in Korea have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-colored, 3-D holographic images, according to a study published in Nature Communications.

Cygnus Cargo Spaceship Makes Easter Delivery to International Space Station

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This morning, Northrop Grumman Corp's Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station to drop off thousands of pounds of cargo for the crew.

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins is Still 'Carrying the Fire'

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Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along for the ride.

American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality

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A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me."

Watch: Space station receives Cygnus cargo spaceship

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NASA astronaut Anne McClain received the Cygnus cargo spacecraft early Friday with the International Space Station's robotic arm.

Watch: Space station receives Cygnus cargo spaceship

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NASA astronaut Anne McClain received the Cygnus cargo spacecraft with the International Space Station's robotic arm.

Chemists take a closer look at the spot where water meets air

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Water, despite its central place in so many processes vital to life on Earth, remains a chemical mystery in many respects. One of those mysteries is the nature of water...

Study outlines new proposal for probing the primordial universe

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Most everybody is familiar with the Big Bang—the notion that an impossibly hot, dense universe exploded into the one we know today. But what do we know about what came...

Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station

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UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced...

Things are stacking up for NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft

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For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment...

New book traces expeditions to test Einstein's theory of relativity

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No Shadow of a Doubt, a new book by Daniel Kennefick, associate professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, tells the story of two research teams, organized by Arthur...