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Solar Impulse 2 breaks the world record for the longest solo flight

André Borschberg, the pilot at the controls of the Solar Impulse 2 aircraft, has broken the world record for the longest solo flight. Borschberg has now been aloft in the solar-powered plane for more than 80 hours without refueling or touching down, breaking the 76-hour record set by Steve Fossett …

Solar Impulse

We’re so close to seeing Pluto it hurts

This new GIF from NASA cuts deep<p>Look at this GIF that NASA just released:<p>Watch Pluto slowly spin and increasingly come into focus while Charon, one of the dwarf planet's moons, dances in orbit. While you're staring, think about the nine-year-long journey through space that New Horizons — a …

Space

Matisse and Van Gogh paintings' bright yellows are turning slowly beige

Paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh are losing their rich yellow hues because of chemical reactions in the paint<p>Paintings by Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh risk fading to a dirty beige because of a chemical reaction which is oxidising their bright yellow hue.<p>Scientists in France, …

Journey Into The Sun's Guts With Benedict Cumberbatch As Your Guide [Video]

The actor narrates an awesome documentary about solar storms that could take out Earth’s technology<p>Without the sun, life on Earth would be impossible. It provides food for the plants that feed us, and warmth so that we don’t freeze to death. But the sun has a dark side. It is, after all, a giant …

Blue Moon of July 2015 and future Blue Moons

Want to know the dates of Blue Moons – second full moons within a single calendar month – for the years ahead? Click here.<p>Your calendar likely says …

Astronomy