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.
That’s a wrap: Local product Daniel Murphy retires from baseball
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)Jacksonville native Daniel Murphy is retiring from Major League Baseball, wrapping up a 12-year career in the big leagues. Murphy, who played at Englewood High School and Jacksonville University, told SportsNet New York on Friday that he was retiring. “This is a beautiful game, and I really just feel humbled and blessed that it let me jump on the ride for a little bit,” Murphy told SNY. Murphy played seven seasons for the Mets and will be remembered the most for his time there, including a torrid postseason in 2015. But his best season came in 2016 with the Nationals where Murphy hit a career-highs in batting average (.347), home runs (25) and RBI (104).
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.
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
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