US Postal Service releases 'Sun Science' stamps with NASA imagery
The sun has risen on a new set of postage stamps. The United States Postal Service (USPS) released "Sun Science," a collection of 10 colorful stamps celebrating the study of heliophysics using imagery from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.space.com
Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks
“I don’t even think I’ve had a 13 pitch at-bat in my career.”Hicks was scheduled to pitch one inning. Carlos Martínez worked four innings in the start for St. Louis, allowing two runs and five hits. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings. YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1New York starter Deivi García gave up one hit and an unearned run in three innings. Dean Kremer allowed a run on three hits, walked two and struck out four in the start for Baltimore.
Giants spoil Bumgarner's return to SF, beat Diamondbacks 4-3
(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)SAN FRANCISCO Evan Longoria and Darin Ruf launched back-to-back home runs in the second inning and the Giants spoiled Madison Bumgarners return to San Francisco with a 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night. His 119 wins are third-most in San Francisco history and his 1,794 strikeouts rank second. Joey Bart and Mauricio Dubn added consecutive RBI triples in the sixth to give San Francisco a 4-1 lead. San Francisco improved to 6-2 against the Diamondbacks this season, outscoring them 39-23. He went 2-1 with a 4.11 ERA in three starts against San Francisco last season.
Dodgers set NL homer mark for month at 57, beat Rangers 7-2
(AP Photo/Roger Steinman)ARLINGTON, Texas Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers set the National League record for home runs in a month. Bellinger's two-run homer gave the Dodgers 57 long balls in August after solo shots from Corey Seager and Will Smith, and LA beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday. They now have 12 straight series victories to start the season tied for the fifth-best season-opening run since 1969. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds have the record with 17 straight series wins to start the year. ... 2B Rougned Odor missed his sixth straight game with a right eye infection.
Solar eclipse 2020: See June’s annular eclipse on Sunday
(CNN) -- Lucky stargazers in the Eastern Hemisphere will see an annular solar eclipse on the heels of the summer solstice on Sunday. Solar eclipses occur about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse, Young said. How to watchAlthough this isn't a total solar eclipse, you still need to watch the eclipse using safety measures. Whether you use the cardboard eclipse glasses or a handheld card with a single rectangular view, the most important feature is the filter. But do not wear eclipse glasses while looking through any of these.
Northeast Astronomy Forum 2020 goes virtual for coronavirus countermeasure
A view of the exhibit floor at the Northeast Astronomy Forum in 2019. (Image credit: Space.com)The Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), which normally brings thousands of people to the Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York for a weekend each year, will switch to a virtual-only meeting in April as a novel coronavirus countermeasure. Related: Despite coronavirus worries, some space industry events to continueA Northeast Astronomy Forum attendee looks through a telescope. "NEAF The Virtual Experience will be held one day only on April 4," the Rockland Astronomy Club, which organizes the annual event, said in a statement. "Attendees to this historic virtual online event will experience product demonstrations, door prizes, and amazing speakers that have made the Northeast Astronomy Forum legendary."space.com
Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit: VIDEO
EMBED >More News Videos Get ready for a rare astronomical alignment coming on Nov. 11 as Mercury passes directly between Earth and the sun, an event known as a transit. The rest of the world, except for Asia and Australia, got just a sampling.Mercury is the solar system's smallest, innermost planet. The next transit isn't until 2032, and North America won't get another shot until 2049.In Maryland, clouds prevented NASA solar astrophysicist Alex Young from getting a clear peek. "It's a bummer, but the whole event was still great," Young wrote in an email. "Both getting to see it from space and sharing it with people all over the country and world.abc13.com
Mercury puts on rare show as it passes directly between Earth and the sun
Stargazers used solar-filtered binoculars and telescopes to spot Mercury a tiny black dot as it passed directly between Earth and the sun Monday. This still image from video issued by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows Mercury as it passes between Earth and the sun on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory via APUnlike its 2016 transit, Mercury scored a near bull's-eye this time, passing practically dead center in front of our star. As with a solar eclipse, it is not safe to look directly at the sun without special protective eyewear not just regular sunglasses. NASA broadcast the transit as seen from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory, with only a brief lag.cbsnews.com
Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun
CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – Mercury is putting on a rare celestial show next week, parading across the sun in view of most of the world. Unlike its 2016 transit, Mercury will score a near bull's-eye this time, passing practically dead center in front of our star. Earthlings get treated to just 13 or 14 Mercury transits a century. Mercury is 3,000 miles (4,800 kilometers) in diameter, compared with the sun's 864,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers.) Although the trek will appear slow, Mercury will zoom across the sun at roughly 150,000 mph (241,000 kph).