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Alien hunters claim Venus has buildings

By on April 26, 2016 at 8:12 PM.

Alien hunters claim Venus has buildings

Space might very well be considered the “final frontier,” but according to alien hunters, intelligent life on Venus includes cities for its inhabitants.

A 20-minute Spanish-language video posted to YouTube by mundodesconocido magnifies and examines images of the planet taken by NASA’s Magellan probe. More →

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NASA 4K Aurora Borealis Video

NASA’s Ultra HD footage of Aurora Borealis from space will improve your Monday

By on April 18, 2016 at 4:20 PM.

NASA’s Ultra HD footage of Aurora Borealis from space will improve your Monday

Late last year, NASA partnered with video delivery infrastructure company Harmonic to launch a non-commercial Ultra HD TV channel. NASA’s goal was to utilize the clarity and resolution of UHD to “showcase the breathtaking beauty and grandeur of space,” which is exactly what it has done in a new feature.

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Planet X Earth Theory

Have you heard about the gigantic mystery planet that could kill us all?

By on April 7, 2016 at 10:45 PM.

Have you heard about the gigantic mystery planet that could kill us all?

Conspiracy theorists keep finding proof of alien life on Earth, but if you’re going to be worried about deadly aliens causing a commotion on our planet then you’d have to look elsewhere – if only you could see that far. A huge alien force is believed to be so far out in our solar system that its presence can’t be confirmed yet. But a new theory suggests it regularly kills life on our beloved planet and the dinosaur extinction may have been its best work yet. More →

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Project Apollo 17

Project Apollo 17 might be the most impressive interactive experience on the Internet

By on March 29, 2016 at 8:10 PM.

Project Apollo 17 might be the most impressive interactive experience on the Internet

44 years. That’s how long it’s been since Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the Moon, returned to Earth. With all of the technological advancements that have come about in the past four decades, you might think that a trip to the Moon would be a walk in the park, but NASA’s priorities lie elsewhere.

Thankfully, those same advancements have made it possible for us to relive the Apollo 17 mission without ever leaving our homes. More →

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NASA releases stunning Mars gravity map

By on March 22, 2016 at 7:35 PM.

NASA releases stunning Mars gravity map

NASA has released an incredible Mars gravity map, based on data collected from three spacecraft.

“Gravity maps allow us to see inside a planet, just as a doctor uses an X-ray to see inside a patient,” said Antonio Genova of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a statement released by NASA. “The new gravity map will be helpful for future Mars exploration, because better knowledge of the planet’s gravity anomalies helps mission controllers insert spacecraft more precisely into orbit about Mars.”

Genova, who is based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is lead author of a paper on the Mars Gravity research published in the Journal Icarus.  “The improved resolution of our gravity map will help us understand the still-mysterious formation of specific regions of the planet,” he added, in the NASA statement. More →

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Saturn Rings Dione Moon NASA Photo

Stunning NASA photo shows moon cut in half by Saturn’s rings

By on February 17, 2016 at 3:51 PM.

Stunning NASA photo shows moon cut in half by Saturn’s rings

Saturn and its rings may be a long way from Earth, but that doesn’t mean we can’t snap lots of photos of the distant planet. In fact, taking pictures of Saturn is part of the job for NASA researchers, who have captured a stunning shot of several objects in the planet’s orbit.

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Enormous beam found streaming from black hole in distant galaxy

By on February 8, 2016 at 8:45 PM.

Enormous beam found streaming from black hole in distant galaxy

Imagine spotting the laser beam from the fictitious Death Star of “Star Wars” fame as you scan a distant galaxy.

That comes close to what an international team saw as they surveyed the Pictor A galaxy. Not only did they find a supermassive black hole in the galaxy about 500 million light years away but were able to study something even more stunning – a huge amount of gravitational energy streaming from the black hole and forming a visible beam or jet.

The beam, compromised of particles traveling nearly the speed of light into intergalactic space, stretched for a distance of 300,000 light years – three times the diameter of the entire Milky Way. More →

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Astronauts Come Back From Space

An astronaut explains what it’s like to come back to Earth after living in space

By on January 21, 2016 at 12:15 AM.

An astronaut explains what it’s like to come back to Earth after living in space

Between Gravity, Interstellar and The Martian, the idea of spending a significant amount of time in space has become an increasingly popular form of entertainment. But, as you’re almost certainly aware, fictional characters aren’t the only ones living in space for weeks or months at a time. More →

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Scientists may have just found a ninth planet and it’s massive

By on January 20, 2016 at 6:35 PM.

Scientists may have just found a ninth planet and it’s massive

Scientists believe they may have found a giant planet in our distant solar system, possibly the long-sought after Planet X.

It is believed to have a mass about 10 times that of Earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the Sun on average than does Neptune. As a result, it would take this new planet between 10,000 and 20,000 years to make just one full orbit around the Sun. More →

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SpaceX Failed Landing

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

By on January 17, 2016 at 3:02 PM.

SpaceX rocket fails to land on ocean barge; legs damaged upon ‘hard landing’

Less than a month ago, SpaceX made history when it launched a Falcon 9 rocket up into space and successfully managed to bring the booster back down to earth, landing it safely on a concrete landing pad.

Earlier today, SpaceX was at it again, only this time it was attempting to land a booster on a floating barge – or a ‘droneship’ as SpaceX calls it – in the Pacific Ocean. Unfortunately, though, things did not exactly go as planned as one of the booster’s landing legs broke upon impact. This marks the third time SpaceX has tried and failed to nail a ocean-based landing.

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Scientists stunned by brightest-ever supernova

By on January 15, 2016 at 5:40 PM.

Scientists stunned by brightest-ever supernova

Scientists may have spotted the most powerful supernova ever seen, some 3.8 billion light years away in deep space.

Named ASASSN-15lh, it looks like a huge ball of hot gas and is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of Suns. Ten miles across at its center, this object is putting on quite a show, creating a cosmic explosion about 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova and more than twice as luminous as the previous record-holding supernova. More →

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Astronaut Prank Call

Astronaut in space misdials and accidentally ‘prank calls’ Earth

By on December 26, 2015 at 3:46 PM.

Astronaut in space misdials and accidentally ‘prank calls’ Earth

You might naturally assume that prank calls are exclusively carried out by teenage boys with nothing but time on their hands, but apparently even accomplished 43-year-old astronauts can partake in some prank call tomfoolery, even if accidental, every now and again.

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