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Space Station Cosmonauts Finds life in the Vacuum of Space

David Smothers August 21, 2014

The Russian press agency ITAR-TASS is reporting something so surprising that I’m having a hard time believing it: Cosmonauts have found microorganisms on the exterior of the International Space Station. Russian scientists are shocked by this discovery and can’t really explain how it is possible. According to the chief of the Russian ISS orbital mission,… Continue Reading »

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NASA explains how it knows so much about alien planets

David Smothers December 5, 2013

How do you understand something you can barely see, never visited and is light years away from us? By being really, really smart at connecting dots. In this video, NASA explains its process in figuring out what alien planets are like with the limited information it has. It’s like being able to create a clear… Continue Reading »

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There Was an Incredible Hybrid Solar Eclipse this Morning

David Smothers November 3, 2013

This morning’s hybrid solar eclipse was stunning. But depending on where you are in the world you may not have been able to see it at all, cloud cover may have messed with visibility, or you may have had a partial view. So for anyone who missed it, this is what the eclipse looked like… Continue Reading »

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Just Found Water in Martian Soil

David Smothers September 26, 2013

Just when you thought ol’ Curiosity was digging in for the winter, the little discovery machine came up with a doozy: It discovered water in Martian soil. NASA scientists just published five papers in Science detailing the experiments that led to the discovery. That’s right. There’s water on Mars. Impressive as it is, though, the… Continue Reading »

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Watch A Livestream of the Equinox Right Now

David Smothers September 22, 2013

Summer is really over. For real. Today. No. Stop making cutoffs. Actually, if you’re in the southern hemisphere summer is just beginning. You may proceed. The Earth will reach the equinox at 4:44 EST and the Slooh Space Camera is livestreaming now. If you haven’t started talking about nutmeg and using words like “autumnal” you’re… Continue Reading »

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Researchers planning a real life version of The Europa Report

David Smothers September 20, 2013

In a move that trumps the Mars One colony in just about every way, a team of researchers has begun to look into the concept of a manned mission to Europa. Just like Mars One, Objective Europa means to send a human crew out into the solar system, never to return. The only differences, really,… Continue Reading »

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Watch Today’s ISS Spacewalk Right Here, Right Now, Live!

David Smothers August 16, 2013

While you’re just settling in at your desk, Russian cosmonauts Alexander Mizurkin and Fyodor Yurchikhin on the International Space Station have been awake for hours preparing for today’s 10:40AM EST spacewalk to install cables (including ethernet) on the outside of the station. And you can watch the whole thing live, right here. The spacewalk should… Continue Reading »

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This Is How NASA Will 3D Print in Space

David Smothers August 13, 2013

NASA recently announced that it plans to take a 3D printer into space in 2014—and now it wants you to see how it will work. This video—complete with some awful music—shows off how astronauts will soon be able to print objects as they orbit Earth. Or, as astronaut Timothy Creamer puts it, how it will… Continue Reading »

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What Would We Do If Aliens Just Showed Up Tomorrow?

David Smothers July 13, 2013

It seems unlikely—impossible, even—that aliens would just happen to make contact today. Or tomorrow. Or the day after. But what if they did? How do you even deal with something like that? Vsauce digs into the details of our global plan, or more accurately the total lack thereof, to scoop out the sparse details and… Continue Reading »

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ISS Astronauts Are Spacewalking Now and You Can Watch It Here Live

David Smothers July 9, 2013

NASA’s Chris Cassidy and his colleague from the European Space Agency Luca Parmitano are currently in the middle of a six-hour spacewalk. This is the first of two spacewalks the Cassidy-Parmitano duo will make this month as they prepare the ISS for a Russian laboratory module that will be installed at the end of the… Continue Reading »

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