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Earth - India's incredible night skies

When it comes to beauty, India is best known for its bright colours and vibrancy, but under the cover of night the nation takes on a whole new majesty.<p>For the past two years, <b>Navaneeth Unnikrishnan</b> has been capturing the beauty of the universe from his home in Kerala State.<p>“In India there are a lot …

Astronomy

NASA releases incredible closeup images of Saturn’s moon Dione

NASA has released a series of stunning images taken during the Cassini spacecraft’s last close flyby of Saturn’s moon Dione.<p>The images show a pockmarked landscape looming below the spacecraft. Cassini passed 295 miles above Dione’s surface at 2:33 p.m. ET on Aug. 17, its fifth close encounter with …

67,000 people have already signed up for this one-time opportunity from NASA

Calling space fans worldwide: Now is your chance to participate in NASA's human 'Journey to Mars' initiative and NASA's next robotic mission to Mars - the InSight lander launching to the Red Planet next spring.<p>InSight's science goal is totally unique - to "listen to the heart of Mars to find the …

Europa or frying pan? Which is Jupiter's moon?

Is it moon or is it a pan? Can you spot which image is the real Europa out of the nine photographs posted by Nasa?<p>One of the images is Jupiter's moon Europa. The rest are the bottoms of frying pans after many years of wear and tear.<p>Nasa's Europa Mission released nine images and invited members of …

The Shadow of a Black Hole - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality | PBS

The invisible manifests itself through the visible: so say many of the great works of philosophy, poetry, and religion. It’s also true in physics: we …

Our Biggest Planets Grow From Tiny Space Pebbles

Scientists have figured out that gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn started out as nothing more than tiny space rocks of about a foot round.<p>The formation of these large planets has always been something of a mystery, as existing planetary models don’t really give enough time for gas giants to come …

Universe

In "Married Sex: A Love Story," It's Not Cheating If Your Spouse Is There. (Then It Gets Complicated)

So it's out there. Published. At long, long last.<p>You may have questions. I know I did. So I interviewed myself. And asked the really tough questions.<p>JK: <i>A novel about a threesome. Told in the first-person by the husband. Written by a married male writer. The question is obvious.</i><p>JK: Yes, I have been …