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Watch Live Today @ 10pm: Green Comet Approaches Earth in Slooh Webcast

"In preparation for Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner's perihelion (closest to the Sun) on September 10th, Slooh will be turning our telescopes to catch a …

Astronomy

NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

By the time NASA's flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai's Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator — a device intended …

Civilians steer NASA satellite from an old McDonald's

I hadn't been aware that, if you ask NASA nicely, you'll be allowed to take the controls of a satellite floating in outer space.<p>Clearly, I need to get out more, as this is what a group of very interested civilians are doing from their headquarters in a McDonald's.<p>Let's be fair, it's an old …

Astronomers Unravel Secrets of Weirdly Tilted Solar Systems

Stars wreak havoc with their twin brother's impressionable young planets.<p>Gas and dust disks wheeling around twin stars in the constellation Taurus are tilted dramatically with respect to each other, astronomers reported Wednesday, and will likely form into planets with similarly skewed orbits. …

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …