Bryan Koerselman

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Taking a closer look at new Earth-like planets for the first time

<b>(CNN) —</b> For a craft that was launched in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide us with awe-inspiring firsts. This time, researchers pointed its venerable lens in the direction of Earth-size planets beyond our solar system to give us the first glimpse into their atmospheres, …

Tonight, a meteor shower created by a mysterious comet will reach its peak — here’s how to watch

Right now, we are in the middle of a meteor shower called the Delta Aquarids, which began around July 12.<p>Tonight and tomorrow, the Delta Aquarids will reach their peak. Although the shower favors the southern hemisphere, northern observers won't be completely left in the dust. During this peak, you …

This small slice of the night sky contains 48,741 galaxies

This image makes me feel so incredibly small.<p>Each of these 48,741 dots represents a galaxy. Each galaxy is a collection of billions of stars. The stars themselves trap untold planets, asteroids, and possibly even life in their gravitational clutches.<p>But this image, which is just one-twentieth of …

Universe

Clintons return to political storm

<b>(CNN) —</b> The optics could hardly be worse.<p>Three weeks from the Democratic National Convention as most Americans are jamming airports, firing up the grill or looking forward to Fourth of July fireworks, Hillary Clinton was at FBI headquarters -- for a full three and a half hours -- answering …

Kendrick Lamar Will Hang With Barack Obama At The White House This 4th Of July

What will you be doing on the Fourth of July? Perhaps fighting the heat and humidity whilst you eat some hot dogs and watch some big loud lights in the sky that for some reason qualify as entertainment? Sure, that sounds like it might be OK. However, Barack and Michelle Obama have a slightly …

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Asylum seekers file federal lawsuit claiming U.S. putting undue obstacles on road to applications | Fox News

Lawyers representing four asylum seekers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the U.S. government places hurdles in front of people who try to file asylum applications.<p>The Department of Homeland Security fails to notify asylum seekers about a one-year deadline to apply, and then bureaucratic …

Listen to the Sound and Fury of Jupiter as Recorded by Juno

NASA's probe is set to enter orbit around Jupiter on July 4.<p>On Monday, the Juno spacecraft will enter Jupiter's orbit for its first pass around the giant planet, but that doesn't mean we have to wait three days for some cool Juno science. Over the past week, Juno crossed two thresholds that mark …

Astronomy

Hubble photographs Jupiter's dramatic auroras

The wispy, glowing veil sitting on top of Jupiter in the image above is actually a humongous aurora captured on cam by Hubble. A team of astronomers are using the telescope's ultraviolet instruments to study nature's light shows on the poles of the gas giant. They timed their study to coincide with …

Astronomy

Mystery object breaks Saturn's weirdest ring

<b>OUT OF THIS WORLD</b> | What's Up In Space - a weekly look at the biggest news coming down to Earth from space<p><i>Cassini's view of Saturn's rings, including</i> …

A First: from space, NASA spots a single methane leak from Earth's atmosphere

“For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on …

Yellen Faces Fine Balance on Fed Rate Hike After Job Growth Tumbles

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will likely keep the door open to an interest rate hike within the next few months when she speaks on Monday, while striking a balanced tone about recently disappointing jobs growth and mixed signals in the U.S. economy.<p>Yellen's speech to the World Affairs Council …

Clinton wins Puerto Rico, marches ever closer to clinching the Democratic nomination

LOS ANGELES — Hillary Clinton moved closer to the Democratic presidential nomination with two contests this weekend as she and Sen. Bernie Sanders continued a fierce contest in California ahead of voting Tuesday that is likely to make Clinton the winner of a bruising primary battle.<p>Late Sunday, …

Government

Feds reportedly set to approve first private space mission

U.S. officials appear poised to make history by approving the first private space mission to go beyond Earth’s orbit, according to people familiar with the details.<p>The government’s endorsement would eliminate the largest regulatory hurdle to plans by Moon Express, a relatively obscure space …

Astronaut Enters Inflatable Space Habitat For The First Time

Inside Bigelow's BEAM<p>Early this morning, astronaut Jeff Williams became the first person to board an inflatable habitat installed on the International Space Station.<p>Future versions of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) might provide mankind's home on the moon and Mars, but first we need …

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Take A Look Beneath Jupiter's Clouds

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is easily one of the most iconic images in our Solar System, next to Saturn’s rings. The Great Red Spot and the cloud bands …

Astronomy

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NASA: Blow-up space station living dome fails to inflate during first test

A temporary habitat at the International Space Station failed to inflate during testing and work was halted after the US space agency ran into …

Scientists Just Discovered The Faintest Galaxy Ever From The Early Universe

Amazing!<p>An international team of scientists has found the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever, catching a glimpse of the star system as it would have …

Hillary Clinton broke the rules for using private email, State Department says

A new finding by the<p>State Department’s internal watchdog thatHillary Clintonclearly broke department rules when she used private email for government business once again focuses thepresidential raceon an issue the Democratic front-runner has worked for months to put behind her.<p>The highly critical …

Primordial Black Holes Could Solve Dark Matter Mystery

Dark matter is the most common matter in the Universe, accounting for nearly 85% of the total mass of the cosmos. But while we know dark matter is out there, we have no real idea what it is. Lots of ideas have been proposed, such as WIMPs or exotic particles known as axions, but another idea is …

Droves rally for Sanders in California as campaign under fire for Nevada unrest

Hours after Senator Bernie Sanders released a statement condemning “any and all forms of violence,” he rallied thousands of cheering supporters in southern California – without mentioning the unrest at the Nevada Democratic convention, during which his supporters threw chairs and threatened the …

Middle-class

Hillary Clinton’s viral nightmare: A video of her ‘lying for 13 minutes’

You could say that it all depends on how you define “lie.” Or, perhaps, that it’s hell to have a public record.<p>Either way, Hillary Clinton’s vast résumé of, shall we say, inconsistencies, is the dog that caught the car and won’t let go. A viral video collection of her comments on various subjects …

Government

More signs that life could thrive on Jupiter’s moon Europa

You've got to love a good ocean world. Europa, one of the largest of Jupiter's 67 or more moons, is thought to have an ocean sloshing around beneath its icy crust — and scientists have high hopes that it might harbor (or at least be a suitable environment for) some sort of life. If Europa's rocky …

Astronomy

Mysterious dwarf planet is third largest in our solar system

Astronomers have found that a previously overlooked rocky body that lies in the Kuiper belt beyond Neptune is far larger than previously thought, …

Tiny Debris Chipped A Window On The Space Station

The ISS is fine, don't worry<p>A spacecraft orbiting the Earth gets damaged by space debris. You're probably thinking it's the plot of <i>Gravity</i>, and you're not wrong.<p>It's also what happened to the International Space Station a few months ago. Don't panic, everyone's fine, and the ISS is still safe. But …

Space Exploration

NASA, USGS publish topographical map of Mercury

Take a walk on the hot planetNASA, the US Geological Survey and various university faculties have released a dream package for the imaginary hiker …

Astronomers Find 3 'Temperate' Planets That May Support Life

The Earth-like planets are the first ones found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star.<p>Astronomers say three recently discovered planets similar to Earth's size and temperature may have conditions that could sustain life.<p>An international team observed the three planets orbiting a reddish, ultracool dwarf …