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Astronomers identify 121 giant planets likely to host habitable moons

Astronomers identify 121 giant planets likely to host habitable moons

Science
June 14 (UPI) -- Astronomers have identified 121 giant planets that potentially host habitable moons. Scientists believe the next generation of telescopes will be able to target alien moons in search of signs of life. Scientists identified the candidates among exoplanet data collected by NASA's Kepler telescope. Kepler's main goal is to help astronomers locate habitable planets outside the solar system. Exoplanets are said to exist in the habitable zone when they orbit their host star at a distance that allows water to persist in solid, liquid and gas forms. Earth-like rocky planets are the first choice for astronomers searching for potentially habitable alien worlds, but as recent studies inside the solar system have revealed, moons surrounding gas giants also possess the potential for ...
Jose Feliciano donates guitar to museum, performs at naturalization ceremony

Jose Feliciano donates guitar to museum, performs at naturalization ceremony

Entertainment
June 14 (UPI) -- Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jose Feliciano donated the guitar he used in his iconic 1968 performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" to the National Museum of American History during a ceremony Thursday that included the naturalization of 20 new U.S. citizens. Feliciano played the Concerto Candelas guitar during his controversial performance of the anthem at Detroit's Tiger Stadium during the World Series. "His personalized, slow, Latin jazz performance drew attention -- both positive and negative," the National Museum of American History said in a release announcing his donation. "Feliciano's rendition was the first to attract national attention to a new way of rendering the anthem and preceded the attention Jimi Hendrix attracted for his 1969 Woodstock performance." B...
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson commits future to Red Devils after Shrewsbury loan

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson commits future to Red Devils after Shrewsbury loan

Sports
NEW DEAL The England Under-21 man has signed a new contract at Old Trafford England Under-21 goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a new contract at Manchester United, the Premier League club have announced. The 21-year-old, who had an impressive loan spell at Shrewsbury last season, has committed to the Old Trafford outfit until 2020, with the option of a further year. Henderson enjoyed a successful loan spell at Shrewsbury Henderson’s performances for the Shrews, which earned him a place in the PFA League One Team of the Year, attracted interest from elsewhere but he was keen to stay with United. Henderson told MUTV: “I’m really delighted. Coming off the back of last season and playing games at Shrewsbury and ...
Putin invites Kim to Russia in September

Putin invites Kim to Russia in September

World
Vladimir Putin has invited Kim Jong Un to Russia in September following the North Korean dictator's meeting with Donald Trump. The Russian leader had a meeting with North Korean official Kim Yong Nam on Thursday, at which he handed over an invitation for Mr Kim to visit later in 2018.Kim Yong Nam is the head of the presidium of North Korea's Supreme Assembly.Putin also said he welcomed the meeting that took place between Mr Trump and Mr Kim in Singapore on Tuesday, adding that the summit has reduced the threat of a major conflict.The Russian leader added that a war of words between the US and North Korea had "worried the entire world and could entail grave consequences". Image: Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un had a historic meeting ...
Amex launches new cash back card

Amex launches new cash back card

Finance
Three simple ways to pay off credit card debt Cash back is king. American Express is launching a new card, called Cash Magnet, to give users cash-back flexibility, as well as flexibility in how they choose to pay. Amex has long catered to the high-end customer with exclusive rewards, but cash back cards are some of its most popular offerings, according to the company. This card aims to attract customers not necessarily in the luxury rewards chase, but who are looking for reliable, flexible cash back on every day purchases. The card offers unlimited 1.5% back. There are no caps, no categories and no annual fee. With American Express card membership, users also get a ShopRunner membership and Amex Offers, which rewards members with discounts and deals at places they like...