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Spiders on Mars? New NASA Photos Reveal the Red Planet’s Bizarre Formations

Despite SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic racing to be the first to bring tourists to Mars, NASA’s latest photos depict a volatile Martian …

Virgin Galactic

These New Maps of Pluto and Its Moon Charon Are the Most Detailed Yet

By meticulously stitching together photos taken from two cameras aboard the New Horizons spacecraft, a team of scientists has compiled the most …

Solar System

Nearby exoplanet Ross 128 b is looking more and more like Earth’s bigger cousin

Exoplanet discoveries have been coming fast and furious for several years now, thanks in large part to increasingly power telescope technology that …

Universe

We'll Never Get Tired of This Video of Astronauts Falling Over on The Moon

Guess they had a good trip!<p>We've all seen footage of astronauts bouncing around on the Moon, looking like they're having the best time ever.<p>But …

Space Science

4 Camera Techniques All Beginner Filmmakers Should Know

If you're new to filmmaking, here are some basic camera techniques that you'll want to work on.In the early days of cinema, around the late 1880s, …

Filmmaking

Here's what future Mars and lunar space colonies could look like

The habitats feature inflatable pods and modules covered in Martian or lunar "cement" to protect them from radiation and asteroid strikes.<p>British architect Norman Foster is known for his designs here on Earth, but now his firm Foster + Partners is looking to expand its portfolio into the cosmos, …

Space Science

The Mars Opportunity Rover Has Defied All Odds for 15 Years. But Now, It Could Be in Danger

NASA’s Opportunity Rover has defied all the odds and is celebrating her 15-year anniversary Saturday — but it’s unclear how much longer it will last …

Dust Storms

Virgin Galactic agrees to launch space flights from Italy

U.S. space venture Virgin Galactic announced it has partnered with two aerospace companies to help bring commercial space launches to Italy.<p>The agreement with Italy’s largest private space company Sitael and Altec, a public-private company owned by the Italian Space Agency and Thales Alenia Space, …

Space Travel

'Sharp Objects': DP Yves Bélanger on Letting Available Light and the Subject Shape Your Cinematography

For DP Yves Bélanger of the HBO miniseries 'Sharp Objects', following the moment is central, even in a narrative. <i>Sharp Objects</i>, the new HBO …

Cinematography

15 incredible photos taken by the Rosetta spacecraft

You can browse more than 100,000 images from space. Here are our favorite shots.<p><i>This story was originally published on PopPhoto.com.</i><p>The European Space Agency uploaded the final images from the Rosetta mission to comet 67P earlier this week and the results are quite dazzling. Rosetta was the first …

Space

Science Highlights | Spirit & Opportunity Highlights

Spirit & Opportunity:<br>Finding the Water and Conditions for Life!<p>The Mars Exploration Rovers tell us of an ancient time when Mars was awash in water, …

Hot Springs

Keep Up-to-Date with Sensor Sizes and Resolutions Thanks to this Handy Chart

The 2018 chart from Thomas Fletcher and Gary Adcock is now better than ever.There are way too many cameras out there. Long gone are the days where it …

Handy

‘Young Frankenstein’: Comedy Master Mel Brooks at the Peak of His Craft • Cinephilia & Beyond

The year 1974 was a rather big for then 48-year-old Mel Brooks. Seven years after his brilliant filmmaking debut with <i>The Producers</i>, Brooks made</i> …

Mel Brooks

Huge asteroid is so close to Earth you can see it

An enormous asteroid has come so close to Earth that it’s visible to the naked eye.<p>The space rock, known as 4 Vesta, is four times the size of the UK …

Astronomy

The Rosetta Image Archive Is Now Complete and Freely Available, so You Can See a Comet Like Never Before

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was one for the ages, providing an unprecedented look at this …

Space

The Rule Of Two: Why Finding A Martian Microbe Matters

In space, two is a magic number.<p>A single example of something out there—like a lone black hole, or only one solar system—could be a cosmic glitch, an astronomical anomaly.<p>But discover a second example, whatever it is—planets or pulsars—and lots more surely exist, say researchers. Millions, …

Black Holes

The Secret of Happiness: Never Stop Making Your Own Artwork and Finding Inspiration from Others!

A fun thought experiment: if you wanted to life the happiest possible life, and you had unlimited money and resources — how could you achieve this …

Happiness

SpaceX: Elon Musk Shares Staggering Video That Shows True Size of Rockets

Elon Musk has shared a video that helps visualize the sheer scale of SpaceX’s rockets, and the results are awe-inspiring. The CEO retweeted a video …

Space Travel

Science Is Magic

<b>Video:</b> This new 3D printed material could change <i>everything</i>.<p><i>A new 3D printed material is making a move. Scientists have embedded tiny particles of</i> …

Magnetism

Driving Game Recreates The Actual Surface Of Mars

<i>Red Rover</i> is a driving game on Steam that drops you in the seat of a very overpowered Mars rover and lets you explore the actual surface of the red …

Mars

The Curiosity Rover took this selfie in the middle of a dust storm on Mars

Last time I took a selfie in the middle of a storm I looked terrible.<p>But then again, I'm no NASA Curiosity Rover.<p>This image, shared by Seán Doran on Sunday, shows the Curiosity Rover in the middle of a Martian dust storm. Much like most of the photography shared by the rover, it looks …

New Footage From The Curiosity Rover Reveals Mysterious ‘Figure Spotted Moving’ On Mars, Claims Secureteam10

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover has captured on camera a bizarre blur that’s allegedly moving on the Red Planet and which conspiracy theorists believe is …

Mars Opportunity And Spirit Rovers Could Have Lived Practically Forever With One Tiny Change

In 2004, NASA launched two exploration vehicles to the red planet: the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. These two Mars Exploration Rovers were originally designed for 90-day missions to image, explore, and investigate the Martian surface. Yet these twin solar-powered rovers far exceeded their design …

A Dust Storm Is Engulfing Mars, And NASA Images Show The Situation Is Bleak

Oh dear.<p>Mars is not a friendly place to be right now, especially if you're an aging solar-powered rover.<p>NASA says a global dust storm is forming. The …

Massive Mars Dust Storm — The Size Of North America — Stalls NASA’s Opportunity Rover, Could Last Months

Dust storms on the red planet crop up suddenly, but don't go away so fast.<p>A massive Mars dust storm, which has covered an area greater than all of …

Film Radio

Tuning in Mars<p>The Martian invasion was heard round the world when Orson Welles broadcast a radio adaption of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds on October …

Robots in the Workforce: The Benefits of Human and Robot Collaboration - MIT Technology Review

Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics<p>Tye Brady is a leading strategic thinker and engineering professional with more than 25 years of …

NASA Is About to Announce a Massively Exciting Mars Discovery

Here's what we know so far!<p>At 2 pm EDT (6 pm UTC) this Thursday, NASA will have a big Mars announcement to make.<p>As with most announcements of …

NASA found something on Mars and it’s holding a press conference on Thursday to tell everyone

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has been on the Red Planet for a long, long time. Back in March it tallied its 2,000th Martian day, which is 2,054 Earth …

Space Travel

Elon Musk responds to Boeing plan to put first human on Mars

Once upon a time, the space race was all about the US and Russia. Now it's about private companies competing for innovations and bragging rights. No accomplishment would be bigger than landing a human on Mars.<p>Boeing says it will get to the Red Planet before SpaceX does. SpaceX founder Elon Musk had …