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New Photo of Saturn Shows Just How Freakishly Big It Is New Photo of Saturn Shows Just How Freakishly Big It Is
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The big gaseous giant called Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun in our Solar System, is typically remembered because of the multiple rings that encircle the planet. However, it’s also a e-freaking-normous planet. At 95 times more massive than …

NASA Takes Delivery Of Orion Space Capsule NASA Takes Delivery Of Orion Space Capsule

NASA’s plan for the immediate future is quite simple. Go to the Moon, go to an asteroid, go to Mars. Not in that specific order but that it what we are looking at as the essential missions in the next …

Chinese Astronauts Make Their Triumphant Return to Earth Chinese Astronauts Make Their Triumphant Return to Earth
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Chinese astronauts, two men and one woman, have made their way back to Earth inside an extremely cramped and very charred space capsule. The trio touched down on Friday in the northern part of China, their landing softened considerably by …

So Are These Photos of Earth or the TRON Mainframe? So Are These Photos of Earth or the TRON Mainframe?

If you guessed Earth, or at least some aspect of Earth, give yourself an extra latte today. These photos were taken from the International Space Station using an extended exposure (although up in space like that, who knows exactly how …

Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite

The space surrounding the planet Earth is about to get a little more crowded with the Indian Navy about to launch their very first satellite into geosynchronous orbit. Once the satellite is in orbit it will carry out monitoring duties …

NASA Reveals Milky Way Will Collide With Andromeda NASA Reveals Milky Way Will Collide With Andromeda
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Using sophisticated math and the Hubble telescope, NASA has determined that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies are on a collision course…..in 4 billion years. Computer simulations taken from Hubble’s data show that it will take an additional two …

SpaceX Signs Deal To Launch Satellites SpaceX Signs Deal To Launch Satellites

On the heels of what could be a turning point in the history of space flight for humans, SpaceX has signed a deal with Intelsat to launch a satellite once their new Falcon Heavy rocket is complete. The Falcon Heavy …

Japan And Russia Announce Plans For Moon Base Japan And Russia Announce Plans For Moon Base
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While NASA was busy celebrating the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Russia and Japan were busy making a huge announcement that has the possibility to set off another space race. They announced that they want to start …

Moon Rock Chips Make It Back To NASA After 30+ Years Moon Rock Chips Make It Back To NASA After 30+ Years

What a long strange trip it’s been for some moon rock chips. If they’re real, they’re part of a limited supply of about 842 pounds of rock collected by U.S. astronauts in six missions between Apollo 11 in 1969 and …

NASA Updates Iphone App To Version 2.0 NASA Updates Iphone App To Version 2.0

NASA is pretty much at the forefront of technology when it comes to a lot of things. SO it is no surprise that they have launched a version 2.0 for their iPhone app. What is surprising is that the app …

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket…..Finally SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket…..Finally

Today at 3:44AM SapceX finally launched their highly touted oft delayed Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Center. The Launch, which was originally slated for yesterday, was aborted due to a failed valve on engine #5 caused an unsafe …

NASA Finds New Super Earth…Again NASA Finds New Super Earth…Again
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In what is becoming a daily thing, NASA has announced the discovery of another super earth. This time the planet is called “55 Cancri e” and it is 41 light years away from our regular earth. The fact that we …

Sacramento Area Mother Finds Meteorite Worth $20,000 Sacramento Area Mother Finds Meteorite Worth $20,000

Brenda Salveson is just a regular mother. She like to bring her kids and dog to the park in Lotus, California almost every day for a walk. During her walk, she found a particular rock that caught her eye. Turns …

Astronomers Find Habitable Planet 22 Light Years Away Astronomers Find Habitable Planet 22 Light Years Away
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Astronomers have found a super earth located just 22 light years away from us. This follows a discovery that there is a distinct possibility that there are close to 1 billion habitable planets in our galaxy and close to 100 …

Did NASA Spot A UFO Near The Sun? Did NASA Spot A UFO Near The Sun?
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The UFO chatter has really been picking up in the past few weeks. First there was the one at the Chilean air show, then the one that was filmed by the South Korean airline passenger. Now we have another really …

Scotch Maker Experiments With Maturation In Space Scotch Maker Experiments With Maturation In Space

Most of the time, science makes me smile. Every now and then, science makes me grin like a drunk schoolboy. This is one of those times. Ardbeg Distillery, a Scotch whisky distillery on the isle of Islay in Scotland, is …

First “Alien Earth” To Be Found By 2014 First “Alien Earth” To Be Found By 2014

Scientists from NASA firmly believe that we will find an alien planet, and that we can say, “that planet can support life.” In the past few days we have gotten news that there are quite possibly billions of planets in …

New Estimate: Billions of Earth-like Planets in our Galaxy New Estimate: Billions of Earth-like Planets in our Galaxy

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced a new estimate for the number of planets similar to Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy: tens of billions. “Our new observations with HARPS mean that about 40% of all red dwarf stars …

Angry Birds Space Tops 10 Million Downloads Angry Birds Space Tops 10 Million Downloads

Angry Birds Space has achieved 10 million downloads over the weekend. The company Tweeted the news this morning. They have not said how many of those downloads reflect the free version, which is available for Android devices. The game has …

NASA To Start Blowing Up Stars, Creating Supernovas NASA To Start Blowing Up Stars, Creating Supernovas
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Hah, made ya look! While we probably won’t be including “star blowing up” on our list of things to do on Spring Break, NASA did announce that, thanks to new studies using X-ray and ultraviolet observations from the agency’s Swift …

Intel, NASA and Others Join Forces to Support Students Intel, NASA and Others Join Forces to Support Students

The Administrator of NASA, Charles Bolden blogged recently about his recent trip to Atlanta to visit Georgia Tech’s “Day of Engineering.” Bolden attended a Facebook pep rally that was the kick off to President Obama’s new “Stay with it” campaign, …