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Specials

See all specials<p>Hubble Space Telescope's 20th Anniversary<p>On 24 April 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was launched into a low Earth orbit. Now, 20 …

Hubble's 25th anniversary

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in orbit for 25 years, a quarter-century of scientific excitement and human drama. NASA astronauts visited the …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …

Starwatch: Happy 25th birthday, Hubble

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, whose data has revolutionised the field of astrophysics, and captivated scientists and the public alike. Built by NASA with contributions from ESA, the telescope has a primary mirror (its eye) of 2.4 metres and orbits Earth at an …

Universe

5 Magazines for the Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere

Game of Thrones returns to HBO this Sunday, April 12. The epic series is based on George R. R. Martin‘s books, collectively known as A Song of Ice and Fire<i>.</i> It was announced that Martin will no longer be writing for the show so he can focus on finishing the next book in the series,The Winds of …

TV Series

25. Spicing Up The Stew

Game Of Thrones can fit into a lot of genre boxes. It is one of those rare examples of television gold that transcends the confines of absolute …

Game of Thrones, Season 5 Premiere Recap: The Trouble With Dragons

As the plot restarts following last season's bloodbath, Cersei, Stannis, Tyrion, Daenerys, and Jon Snow trip toward “The Wars Ahead.”<p>It is by turns frustrating and reassuring to watch would-be rulers stumble over their own weaknesses.<p>It’s frustrating because, like Brienne, most of us just want a …

Game of Thrones: A Complete Guide to all the Unfamiliar Faces in the Season 5 Premiere

Having trouble tracking all the faces on Game of Thrones? We’ve got you covered.<p>It’s hard enough to remember all the recurring characters on <i>Game of Thrones</i>, but every season the show insists on adding even more to the over-crowded cast. I suppose they must add <i>some</i> new faces to make up for all the …

TV Series

Game of Thrones Photos: Season 5, Episode 1 “The Wars to Come”

Game of Thrones

'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Premiere Recap: The King Is Fired, Long Live The King?

King vs. king. Queen vs. queen. Even dragons vs. their mother. "Game of Thrones" Season 5's April 12 premiere, "The Wars to Come," had a fitting title for an hour spent preparing for multiple battles ahead. It's about to get messier than drunk Tyrion in a wine barrel. Keep your shields up, …

TV Series

Why Tonight’s Big Game of Thrones Death Was a Very Necessary Departure from the Books

The following post contains spoilers for <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 5, Episode 1 “The Wars to Come.” To remain unsullied, don’t read any further!<p>There was a major death that closed out the Season 5 premiere of <i>Game of Thrones</i> and it’s one not even book readers could have seen coming. At the end of the …