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Val Chmerkovskiy, Jenna Johnson marry in Palo Verdes, Calif.

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Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson exchanged wedding vows on Saturday in Palo Verdes, Calif.

On the Cusp of Understanding

1 week ago from Science @ NASA

Video Length: 4:04NASA is using sounding rockets to study the cusp, a point where the magnetic bubble that surrounds our planet dips inward and touches down to Earth. Read this story Video Links: On...

Billionaire plans second mission to the moon for Israel

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Billionaire Morris Kahn announced plans for a second attempt to successfully land a spacecraft, Beresheet 2, on the moon for Israel. It might take two years.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Launch Cutting-Edge NASA Space Tech

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A recent epic SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch — only the second trip to space for this rocket line — brings a set of NASA technologies one step closer to getting...

Space Is Hard, Beresheet Israeli Lunar Crash Proves Again

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An unassuming spacecraft called Beresheet shot for the moon. It couldn't quite stick the landing, but it has plenty of company in its disappointing fate.

DIY gravitational waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help.

Stratolaunch, World’s Largest Airplane by Wingspan, Takes Its First Flight

1 week ago from NY Times Science

The crew said it was a smooth maiden voyage for the Stratolaunch, which is designed to carry rockets to blast commercial satellites into space.

Laurie Metcalf, Eddie Izzard to star in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

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"The Conners" star Laurie Metcalf and "The Riches" alum Eddie Izzard are set to star in the Broadway revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Orioles Chris Davis snaps historic hitless streak

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For the first time in 210 days, Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is back in the hit column.

That Black Hole Is Now Called Pōwehi, at Least in Hawaii

1 week ago from NY Times Science

The word, which means “adorned fathomless dark creation,” is derived from the Kumulipo, a centuries-old Hawaiian creation chant, said a professor who helped with the naming.

The Sun Is Spitting Out 'Lava Lamp Blobs' 500 Times the Size of Earth

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The blobs are real, they’re chock full of charged particles and they’re heading our way several times each day.

In Photos: The Amazing Triple Rocket Landings of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launch of Arabsat-6A

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See photos of SpaceX's historic second Falcon Heavy rocket launch on April 11, 2019.

3 Huge Questions the Black Hole Image Didn't Answer

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Almost nothing in the black hole image surprised astrophysicists. These are the three biggest mysteries it left unsolved, and two questions it did answer.

Lego Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Display of 'Star Wars' Minifigures

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Lego used an out-of-this-world franchise to beat a Guinness World Record. The Danish building-block company just announced the largest display ever of Lego "Star Wars" minifigures.

India's Jet extends international cancellations as airline teeters

1 week ago from Physorg

India's Jet Airways extended a suspension of all of its international flights until Monday, the latest blow to the debt-stricken carrier battling to stay afloat.

Possible 2nd Planet Spotted Around Proxima Centauri

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Astronomers have detected a candidate planet circling the star Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our solar system. Proxima is already known to host one world, the roughly...

We have the 1st photo of a black hole. Here's how it was taken

Canadian physicist Avery Broderick, who helped photograph the black hole, explains how it was done.

A Second Planet May Orbit Earth's Nearest Neighboring Star

1 week ago from Scientific American

Informally called “Proxima c,” the candidate world appears to be six times the mass of Earth, and orbits in the frigid outskirts of the Proxima Centauri system -- Read more on...

Black Holes Are Awesome. Why Are Their Names Usually So Boring?

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A black hole was recently the first to be captured in a close-up image, and in another first, it received a name that's a lot more interesting than the ones...

When a Black Hole Finally Reveals Itself, It Helps to Have Our Very Own Cosmic Reporter

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had captured the first image of a black hole. The Times’s Dennis Overbye answers readers’ questions.

Scott Kelly Spent a Year Taking Photos in Space. They’re Beautiful.

1 week ago from NY Times Science

In orbit aboard the International Space Station, the astronaut wasn’t just gathering data for NASA’s Twins Study. He also produced some, well, stellar images.

10 Things You Should Know About Planetary Defense

Near-Earth objects (NEOs) are asteroids and comets that orbit the Sun like the planets, but their orbits can bring them within 30 million miles of Earth's orbit.

NASA Invites You to 'Picture Earth' for Earth Day

Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up. For Earth Day, NASA wants to see your take.

Black Holes Are Awesome. Why Are Their Names Usually So Boring?

1 week ago from Live Science

Black holes aren't usually named like planets, asteroids or comets are.

NASA Chooses SpaceX to Launch Asteroid-Walloping Mission

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft in June 2021, agency officials announced Thursday (April 11).

Small biochemical changes after year in space

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Twin astronauts show space travel can induce genetic changes

First 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Trailer

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"Star Wars: Episode IX" finally has a title — and its first trailer.

Watch: Kristen Bell stars in 'Veronica Mars' revival teaser trailer

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The official Twitter account for the upcoming Hulu revival of "Veronica Mars" tweeted out the first teaser for the Kristen Bell-starring series Friday.