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Spitzer Space Telescope gazes at old friend the Tarantula Nebula

  • It's used this capability to study what our eyes can't see in visible light, especially baby stars and those that are still forming and enrobed in thick gas and dust clouds.
  • The Tarantula Nebula is in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring dwarf galaxy to our own Milky Way. Spitzer was the ideal telescope to image the nebula because it's full of star formation.
  • The starburst region can be seen as the white gaseous spot near the center of the image.
  • And up towards the top of the image is 1987A, a supernova spotted in the year it's named for that has been well-studied.
  • The shockwaves from the supernova continue to expand outward and Spitzer has kept an eye on them, noting the silicate-filled dust and the way the shockwave influences its environment as it moves.

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Here's the full list of Super Bowl commercials that will run this year

  • The car maker is set to make its 11th consecutive appearance in the big game in a spot produced by David & Goliath, in which a 10 year-old boy replaces a star athlete in a press conference.
  • Michelob Ultra is yet another Anheuser-Busch InBev brand in Super Bowl 2020, and is running a star-studded 60-second spot this year with Jimmy Fallon, John Cena, Usain Bolt, Brooks Koepka, and Kerri Walsh Jennings.
  • The longtime Super Bowl advertiser is returning to the big game with a 30-second commercial starring Missy Elliott and H.E.R. that will promote Pepsi Zero Sugar in a matte black can.
  • The car-mat maker is making its seventh Super Bowl appearance this year, with a 30-second commercial produced by its agency of record Pinnacle Advertising.

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Vanessa Bryant and his daughters were Kobe Bryant's great loves

  • Kobe Bryant was barely in his 20s and already a basketball phenom when he met a 17-year-old California high school student who captured his heart instantaneously.
  • Now Vanessa Bryant is facing the devastating loss of her husband and their 13-year-old daughter Gianna who were killed Sunday along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
  • Six months after Vanessa Bryant gave birth in 2003 to their first child, daughter Natalia, Kobe Bryant was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old Colorado hotel worker.
  • Much was made of the fact that the basketball star reportedly gifted his wife with $4 million eight-carat, purple diamond ring following his admission of adultery.
  • Weeks before he and Gianna died Showtime Basketball's "All the Smoke" podcast ran an interview with Bryant in which he said that he was "psychotic" when it came making sure he had quality time with his family.

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Uncovering the Cosmos: Machine Learning Approach to Finding Exoplanet Candidates and Other Anomalies

  • In order to obtain a model that gives us the vector representations we need to train a neural network.
  • Interpolation — Given a time series with values in the interval [t₀, tₙ] we condition on a subset of the points with a probability of say 10–50% and then attempt to reconstruct the full signal within that same range.
  • The ability to handle irregularly sampled time series is an extremely useful ability for our encoder as our vector representations will be more indicative of the true dynamics of the light curves.
  • Although training the encoder and decoder together, we only use the encoder to calculate the latent representation of each light curve during inference.
  • Even though reducing each light curve into 40 numbers is much less information to process than thousands of data points, on a glance it is definitely not obvious what the implications of the given values are.

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'Star Trek: Picard' breaks streaming records on CBS All Access

  • CBS’ streaming service, CBS All Access, credits a trio of high-profile events — including the premiere of its new Star Trek series, “Star Trek: Picard,” as well as the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, not to mention a busy month of football — with helping it to achieve a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a given month.
  • The company says January 2020 surpassed the service’s previous record in February 2019 for subscriber sign-ups.
  • CBS says “Picard’s” premiere also marked a new record for total streams and drove the highest volume of subscribers to stream a CBS All Access original series to date.
  • Instead, the company only shares that CBS All Access and Showtime’s over-the-top service, combined, have more than 10 million total subscribers.
  • In short, what these figures mean is CBS needs more than football, seasonal events, and a new “Star Trek” series in order to grow.

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Uncovering the Cosmos: Machine Learning Approach to Finding Exoplanet Candidates and Other Anomalies

  • In order to obtain a model that gives us the vector representations we need to train a neural network.
  • Interpolation — Given a time series with values in the interval [t₀, tₙ] we condition on a subset of the points with a probability of say 10–50% and then attempt to reconstruct the full signal within that same range.
  • The ability to handle irregularly sampled time series is an extremely useful ability for our encoder as our vector representations will be more indicative of the true dynamics of the light curves.
  • Although training the encoder and decoder together, we only use the encoder to calculate the latent representation of each light curve during inference.
  • Even though reducing each light curve into 40 numbers is much less information to process than thousands of data points, on a glance it is definitely not obvious what the implications of the given values are.

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Uncovering the Cosmos: Machine Learning Approach to Finding Exoplanet Candidates and Other Anomalies

  • In order to obtain a model that gives us the vector representations we need to train a neural network.
  • Interpolation — Given a time series with values in the interval [t₀, tₙ] we condition on a subset of the points with a probability of say 10–50% and then attempt to reconstruct the full signal within that same range.
  • The ability to handle irregularly sampled time series is an extremely useful ability for our encoder as our vector representations will be more indicative of the true dynamics of the light curves.
  • Although training the encoder and decoder together, we only use the encoder to calculate the latent representation of each light curve during inference.
  • Even though reducing each light curve into 40 numbers is much less information to process than thousands of data points, on a glance it is definitely not obvious what the implications of the given values are.

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Everything we know — and what we don't — about the fatal helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and 7 others

  • Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning.
  • His Sikorsky S-76 private helicopter, a model known for its safety record and VIP clientele, crashed into a hillside after flying in heavy fog conditions around 9:45 a.m. local time.
  • All nine people on board — including Bryant's daughter Gianna, known as Gigi, members of her basketball team, and baseball coach John Altobelli — died in the crash.
  • Part of the NTSB's investigative "Go Team" arriving at the scene Sunday morning, a NTSB spokesman told Business Insider on Monday.
  • The craft would have had about 800 pounds of fuel on board around that time, Kurt Deetz, a former pilot who had flown Bryant before, told the LA Times.
  • Expert say the flight was more likely caused by the bad weather alone.

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Chinese fans mourn Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash death

  • A whole generation of Chinese basketball fans grew up watching Bryant, as he made his way through the league and into the annals of sporting greats.
  • Bryant's popularity surged in China in the late 1990s -- way before his five NBA championships and two Finals MVPs -- with the basketball summer camps he hosted around the country.
  • By the time Chinese basketball star Yao Ming made his debut in the NBA for Houston Rockets in 2002, Bryant had already led the Lakers to win three consecutive NBA championships.
  • In the 2000s, with Yao becoming a national hero, the NBA's popularity quickly grew in China, further cementing the wild veneration for Bryant among Chinese fans.
  • But unlike other NBA stars such as LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal, Bryant did not wade into the controversy, and the spat did not appear to have dampened Chinese fans' support for him at all.

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YouTuber Lilly Singh snuck Skittles into the Grammys in her purse and made it a part of her look

  • YouTuber and comedian Lilly Singh carried an edible accessory with her to the 2020 Grammys red carpet: a clutch full of Skittles.
  • The host of NBC's "A Little Late with Lilly Singh," who has almost 15 million subscribers on YouTube, was pictured sharing the sweets straight from her clutch with photographers and reporters who were lined up at the Grammys red carpet.
  • In addition to arriving with a bag filled with candies, Singh wore a chartreuse-colored, one-shoulder gown from Georges Chakra, a designer that has also dressed stars including Jameela Jamil and Priyanka Chopra.
  • Rogers' gold water bottle and black carrying case matched her Chanel gown — from the designer's Pre-Fall 2014 collection — which was embellished with metallic star details.
  • Representatives of Lilly Singh, Georges Chakra, Chanel, and Maggie Rogers did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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