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The Best Dark Matter Signals Scientists Have Ever Recorded

It may look more like a young child's art assignment than anything else, but this is in fact the best dark matter signal that scientists have ever recorded. Read More >>

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This is the Largest Known Galaxy Cluster in the Distant Universe

You're looking at ACT-CL J0102-4915. To it's stargazing buddies, though, it's better known as El Gordo—literally, "the fat one"—because it's the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe. Read More >>

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NASA Finds Water Ocean Inside Saturn Moon

NASA has found a subterranean ocean in Enceladus, "a large underground ocean of liquid water." According to the space agency, this may be a potential home to extraterrestrial life. Enceladus was out of the list of potential life harbours in the solar system until now, the other major candidates being Titan and Europa. Read More >>

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Every City Deserves Space Murals This Gorgeous

Space, the final frontier… for street art. No, we're not quite ready to tag the International Space Station, but a pair of artists in San Francisco is working on bring space down to Earth with a series of murals depicting everything from constellations to nebulae. Read More >>

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Report: NASA Cuts all Non-ISS Ties with Russia Over Ukraine

In an internal memo, NASA has stated that it will suspend all interaction with the Russian government, in response to Russia's violations of Ukraine's territorial independence. Fortunately for US astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson, both currently orbiting on the International Space Station, the two agencies will still cooperate to transport supplies and personnel to and from the ISS. Read More >>

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Even the Packing for a Space Mission Looks Cool

The European Space Agency's Automated Transfer Vehicle Georges Lemaître will soon deliver over 2,600 kg of dry cargo to the International Space Station—and even packing it looks fun. Read More >>

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A Set of Plates That are Out of This World

Back when Pluto had some status in our solar system, a handy way to remember the names of the planets was the 'My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas' mnemonic, where the first letter of each word represented each celestial orb. But it's just confusing now that Pluto's gone, so maybe a set of planet-themed plates might be a better learning tool. Read More >>

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A Stunning Picture of the Very Large Telescope (Oh, and the Milky Way)

This stunning fisheye photograph shows the towering wonder of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope—plus, you know, some galaxy called the Milky Way in the background, too. Read More >>

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Beautiful Fields of Crops as You've Never Seen Them Before

If this image looks oddly familiar, it's because its a series of crop fields seen from the air—just as a wonderful, colourful radar composite image. Read More >>

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The Most Amazing Hubble Videos Yet

The Hubble telescope is always a source of joy and glee for me, especially their 3D flyby videos created using actual images and data. Now you can see them all in one single gallery and feel like a little kid looking at the universe. Here are the very best clips. Read More >>

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Six Spectacular Videos From the Hubble Telescope

The Hubble telescope is always a source of joy and glee for me, especially their 3D flyby videos created using actual images and data. Now you can see them all in one single gallery and feel like a little kid looking at the universe. Here are the very best clips. Read More >>

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How NASA Will Assemble and Launch its New Manned Space Fleet

NASA has finalised the "the initial design and technology development phase for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Programme" that will build and launch their new manned spacecraft fleet. They made a fascinating technical video that shows how they will assemble and launch "different spacecraft and rockets in development for human exploration." Read More >>

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Soyuz Thruster Malfunction Has ISS Crew Running Two Days Late

Yesterday afternoon's Soyuz launch has hit a snag. A thruster misfire means the planned six-hour flight, delivering US astronaut Steven Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev to the International Space Station, will now take two days. Talk about a terrifying flight delay. Read More >>

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Would You Like to Jump From Low-Earth-Orbit Using This Awesome Suit?

Fearless Felix Baumgartner's jump was truly amazing but, at about 127,000 feet, it wasn't from orbit—not even low Earth orbit. Maybe one day someone will beat his record with this re-entry emergency suit. Can you imagine being inside as you plunge into Earth's atmosphere and everything turns into fire? Read More >>

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Watch the Royal Observatory Answer Some Complicated Questions About Space

The Royal Observatory of Greenwich has crafted three simple animations to explain three very complex things: what's inside a black hole? how do we know the age of the sun?—did you know the Sun weighs 4,000 trillion trillion hippopotamuses?—and how big is the Universe? Read More >>

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Being a Celebrity Astronaut is Tougher Than it Sounds

For a brief period in the American saga, the astronaut was the man of the moment. No profession commanded as much awe and admiration. Widely regarded as the personification of all that was best in the country, the first astronauts were blanketed with the adulation usually accorded star quarterbacks, war heroes, and charismatic movie stars. Yet this was never part of NASA's agenda. Read More >>

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