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NASA instruments image fireball over Bering Sea

3 days ago from Physorg

On Dec. 18, 2018, a large "fireball—the term used for exceptionally bright meteors that are visible over a wide area—exploded about 16 miles (26 kilometers) above the Bering Sea. The...

NASA Instruments Image Fireball over Bering Sea

Two NASA instruments captured imagery of a meteor that exploded over the Bering Sea on Dec. 18, 2018.

Day and Night Are Perfectly Balanced in Spring Equinox Photo Snapped from Space

3 days ago from Live Science

Earth just got another dazzling glamour shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 spring equinox.

Tropical Cyclone Trevor fills Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria in NASA image

3 days ago from Physorg

Visible imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed Tropical Cyclone Trevor filling up Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria.

Spring Arrives with a Lion in the Night Sky

3 days ago from Space.com

For each season of the year, there is a "keynote" star pattern — and spring brings us to Leo, the Lion.

These Two Cosmic 'Chimneys' Could Be Fueling the Galaxy-Sized Bubbles Looming Over the Milky Way

3 days ago from Space.com

Scientists made an X-ray map of the center of the galaxy — and they found two chimneys of plasma.

There's a Mock Moon Mission Underway in Russia

3 days ago from Space.com

Russia's SIRIUS (Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station) experiment is now underway, simulating a flight to the moon.

March Madness: CBS to debut 'Zion Cam,' following Duke's Williamson

3 days ago from UPI

CBS will have a camera dedicated to Duke star Zion Williamson during the Blue Devils' first-round game against North Dakota State Friday at the NCAA tournament.

Netflix Premieres Nail-Biting '14 Minutes From Earth,' With Bold Stratospheric Jump

3 days ago from Space.com

The documentary "14 Minutes From Earth," which just premiered on Netflix, shows the secrecy behind, and the excitement following, the highest free-fall jump ever.

Planet Venus: Hopes rise of new mission to the hothouse world

New science is ending the longstanding perception that Venus is a dead planet.

The Risk of Apollo: Astronauts Swap Harrowing Tales from NASA's Moon Shots

3 days ago from Space.com

Last weekend, a large gathering of Apollo astronauts culminated in a story swap that showcased the risks and dangers of spaceflight.

Hears the pitch: Team invents a new mode of photoacoustic imaging

3 days ago from Science Daily

Physicists developed a new mode of photoacoustic imaging called F-mode. This new mode selectively enhances photoacoustic image features based on the size of the object and the sounds it produces.

Watch: White Castle wedding at New York eatery

3 days ago from UPI

A couple held their wedding at a White Castle restaurant in New York after winning a radio contest to score the venue.

Priest stabbed during Friday Mass in Montreal is in stable condition

3 days ago from UPI

A Montreal-area priest is in stable condition after being stabbed during a service Friday morning.

A Single Thundercloud Is More Powerful Than Any Nuclear Power Plant on Earth. Cosmic Rays Prove It.

3 days ago from Live Science

A single thundercloud is more powerful than even the most potent nuclear plants on Earth. Scientists used cosmic rays to prove it.

Jupiter's unknown journey revealed

3 days ago from Science Daily

The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700,000 years. Researchers...

Why dangerous asteroids heading to Earth are so hard to detect

3 days ago from Physorg

Earth is often in the firing line of fragments of asteroids and comets, most of which burn up tens of kilometres above our heads. But occasionally, something larger gets through.

Watch: Priyanka Chopra recalls 'freak out' moment before wedding

3 days ago from UPI

"Quantico" star Priyanka Chopra said she panicked before walking down the aisle at her wedding to Nick Jonas.

ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name

3 days ago from Physorg

The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a...

Volunteers wanted to help unlock the secrets of the universe

3 days ago from Physorg

Scientists are appealing for public help on one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years.

Astronauts take spacewalk to swap space station's batteries

3 days ago from Physorg

Two American astronauts took a spacewalk Friday to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station.

Watch live: Astronauts venture outside ISS for first spacewalk of 2019

3 days ago from UPI

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain are donning spacesuits and conducting a spacewalk outside ISS part of a comprehensive upgrade of space station's power system.

Best-Yet Measurements Deepen Cosmological Crisis

3 days ago from Scientific American

The latest disagreement over the universe’s expansion rate suggests researchers may be on the threshold of revolutionary discoveries -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Watch: Julia Louis-Dreyfus shows 'Veep' blooper with Tony Hale on 'Tonight Show'

3 days ago from UPI

Julia Louis-Dreyfus showcased on "The Tonight Show" a never before seen blooper from "Veep" that features herself and Tony Hale.

Supernova 'Kicks' Spinning Star So Hard, It's Hurtling Through Space at 2.5 Million MPH

3 days ago from Live Science

One of the fastest-moving pulsars ever has been discovered careening away from a supernova so quickly it will eventually escape the Milky Way.

'Inland Oceans' from One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms Seen from Space

3 days ago from Space.com

One of the worst cyclones to hit southern Africa left flooding that could be seen from space.

Boeing Delays 1st Test Flight of Crew Capsule to August: Report

3 days ago from Space.com

Boeing has delayed the first spaceflight of its CST-100 Starliner crew capsule from next month until August at the earliest, according to Reuters.

'Lucy in the Sky' Trailer: No Diamonds Here, Just Astronaut Troubles

3 days ago from Space.com

The first "Lucy In The Sky" trailer has launched onto to the internet and all systems don't seem to be go for astronaut Lucy Cola.