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European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

Science
The European spacecraft that aims to take the closest ever pictures of the Sun is built and ready for launch.The Solar Orbiter, or SolO, probe will put itself inside the orbit of Planet Mercury to train its telescopes on the surface of our star.Other instruments will sense the constant outflow of particles and their embedded magnetic fields. Scientists hope the detailed observations can help them understand better what drives the Sun's activity.This goes up and down on an 11-year cycle. It's sure to be a fascinating endeavour but it's one that has direct relevance to everyone on Earth.The energetic outbursts from our star have the ability to damage satellites, harm astronauts, degrade radio communications, and even knock power gr...
Look: K-pop star Hwasa to make solo debut Feb. 13

Look: K-pop star Hwasa to make solo debut Feb. 13

Entertainment
Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Mamamoo singer Hwasa will make her solo debut this month. The 23-year-old K-pop star, born Ahn Hye-jin, announced the news Wednesday on the Mamamoo official Twitter account. Hwasa shared a sultry teaser showing her gazing at the camera in bed. The singer will make her solo debut Feb. 13. "2019.02.13 6PM HWASA SOLO DEBUT #MAMAMOO #HWASA," the post reads. Mamamoo consists of four members: Hwasa, Solar, Moonbyul and Wheein. Wheein made her solo debut in April with the single "Easy," while Moonbyul released her debut solo single "Selfish" in May. As a group, Mamamoo last released the EP Blue;s in November. The K-pop stars are known for the singles "You're the Best," "Yes I Am" and "Starry Night." Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Thunder's Russell Westbrook could move into solo third in triple-doubles vs. Nets

Thunder's Russell Westbrook could move into solo third in triple-doubles vs. Nets

Sports
NEW YORK -- The next triple-double for Russell Westbrook will give him sole possession of third place on the NBA career list. Westbrook's 107 triple-doubles are tied with Jason Kidd, a familiar name to Nets fans as the team's short-lived head coach. Westbrook gets his third chance to move past Kidd on the list Wednesday night when the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the struggling Nets. Westbrook tied Kidd a week ago against the Cleveland Cavaliers when he totaled 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists. He just missed getting his 108th triple-double Friday when he finished with 23 points, 10 assists, and nine rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks. Oklahoma City is 88-19 when Westbrook gets a triple-double. He has three so far this season. Westbrook posted a triple-double on Nov. 21 in a 28-...
Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

Sailor injured during solo race rescued in Indian Ocean

World
A sailor who suffered a crippling back injury during a solo round-the-world race has been rescued in the Indian Ocean. Abhilash Tomy was rescued by a French fishing vessel, Osiris, on Monday amid an international effort coordinated by Australia.The 39-year-old skipper injured his back badly and was unable to move after a storm rolled his boat 360 degrees during the Golden Globe Race on Friday.Both masts on his 36ft-long (11m) classic yacht, Thuriya, were taken down by the storm and were seen hanging over the vessel's side. Mr Tomy, who is also an Indian naval officer, had been coming third out of 18 participants before the severe storm and survived on cans of iced tea.Indian navy spokesman Captain DK Sharma told Sky News: "He is conscious, he can talk, he's been rescued."...
Solo: A Star Wars Story to screen at Cannes Film Festival

Solo: A Star Wars Story to screen at Cannes Film Festival

Entertainment
The Star Wars spin off-film about the young Han Solo will be shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival.It's the first screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story to be confirmed.The film - starring Alden Ehrenreich in the role that made Harrison Ford a star - will be shown out of competition at Cannes, reportedly on 15 May.The presentation of Ron Howard's film follows Cannes screenings of Star Wars prequels Attack of the Clones in 2002 and Revenge of the Sith in 2005.Solo opens in the UK on 24 May. The film is released in France on 23 May, two days before it makes its debut in US cinemas. Solo: 10 things we got from the trailerWoody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are among other cast members who may be in attendance when Solo screens at the festival."The screening in the Grand ...