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NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA to Launch Laser to ISS This Month for Communications Testing

NASA has announced that it is set to send the OPALS – or Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science – device to the ISS. What that means is that NASA is sending a laser up to the…

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Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today

Asteroid 2014 DX110 Will Pass Between the Earth and Moon today

A rather large asteroid named 2014 DX110 is set to make a “close approach” to the Earth today. Astronomers say the asteroid will indeed pass between the Earth and Moon. While that sounds frighteningly close to…

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Mini Museum Contains Tiny Samples of Rare Objects: What is This? A Museum for Ants?

Mini Museum Contains Tiny Samples of Rare Objects: What is This? A Museum for Ants?

Mobile devices let us look up practically anything we want to know about anywhere and anytime, but there’s nothing like looking at the real deal. Relics and artifacts invoke a sense of wonder and fire up…

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The Cosmos Bed: My God, It’s Full of Stars

The Cosmos Bed: My God, It’s Full of Stars

Right now the only way you can truly sleep among the stars is to suit up in a spacesuit and have somebody push you out into the black and that ain’t cool. The next best thing…

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SpaceShip Two Completes Another Test Flight

SpaceShip Two Completes Another Test Flight

A few days ago, Virgin Galactic successfully completed another test flight. The test flight happened last Friday and saw the craft reach its highest altitude yet.…

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Comet ISON Could Get so Bright We Might See It during the Day

Comet ISON Could Get so Bright We Might See It during the Day

It’s been a while since we talked about the comet ISON. We mentioned back in January that if the comet survives its brush with the sun later this month, it could be the brightest comet seen…

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Glow in the Dark Rockets & Planets Bedding: Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Glow in the Dark Rockets & Planets Bedding: Sweet Dreams are Made of This

This bedding from Garnet Hill is pretty cool – especially if your kid(or you) are afraid of the dark. Night lights are cool, but when they burn out, you are left in total darkness and we…

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NASA Will Pay up to $5000 per Month for Study Participants to Stay in Bed

NASA Will Pay up to $5000 per Month for Study Participants to Stay in Bed

NASA recently announced that it is looking for people to perform what may be the easiest job ever. The space agency is looking for participants for 70 days of study and they will pay you $5000…

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Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

NASA has announced that the Curiosity Rover took its longest drive yet on the surface of Mars earlier this week. The longest one-day drive in the rover’s history occurred on September 5, putting it within viewing…

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Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

This story proves that sometimes even really smart people get things horribly wrong. For the last 30 years, astronomers have believed that a massive object known as Don Quixote was a near-Earth asteroid. In fact, the…

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NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video

NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video

In the predawn hours of August 28, a NASA video network consisting of five cameras located in the southeast United States recorded a massive fireball. The fireball was a meteor that entered the atmosphere of Earth…

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SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Knows How to Park in Reverse

SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Knows How to Park in Reverse

We’ve already invented a (partially) reusable spacecraft. But the rockets that were used to boost NASA’s space shuttles – and other spacecraft in general – were all designed for one-time use only. That makes space travel…

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Amazing Space Scene Spray Painted on Floor: I Feel the Galaxy Move Under My Feet

Amazing Space Scene Spray Painted on Floor: I Feel the Galaxy Move Under My Feet

Do you love space? I mean, really love space? Then live in it and paint a space scene on your floor like this guy did. This just might be the coolest graffiti art installation I have…

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In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)

Let’s be honest, everything is more difficult in space than here on Earth. It’s hard enough just to get into space and bring all of the things humans need to survive. It’s an amazing technological feat…

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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pics of What May Be 1971 Soviet Mars Lander

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pics of What May Be 1971 Soviet Mars Lander

Back in 1971, the Soviet Union sent a spacecraft to Mars. The spacecraft was called the Mars 3 Lander and it touched down on the surface of the red planet and continued transmitting for several seconds…

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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours

On Earth, being able to view a solar eclipse is a very rare occurrence. In space, it’s not so rare to witness this event. Recently, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a glimpse of two incredible eclipses…

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