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Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

Done with Pluto, New Horizons will drift in endless sea of space

by Daniel Desrochers<p>The New Horizons spacecraft did what it was meant to do. It explored the unexplored dwarf planet Pluto.<p>So, now what?<p>A year from …

New Horizons probe sends revealing new images of Pluto's surface

Remarkable new images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are drastically rewriting scientists' understanding of Pluto and its large moon Charon and bolstering the case for the exploration of a host of other small worlds that lie at the shadowy edge of the solar system.<p>The images, beamed to Earth …

New Horizons spacecraft survives Pluto flyby and phones home

Nasa spacecraft safely passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons<p>A US spacecraft sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system on Tuesday, capping a journey of 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) that began nine and a half years ago.<p>Nasa's New …

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We’re so close to seeing Pluto up-close, but a single pebble could make NASA's mission go terribly wrong

No. But decades worth of science would be lost.<p>Such is the fear of NASA's New Horizons team as the space probe nears its closest approach to Pluto and its five (possibly more) moons.<p>As New Horizons speeds toward the icy planet — about 6,200 miles from the surface at about 31,000 miles per hour— it …

Canadian map of the stars guides the way for NASA’s Pluto probe

The evening of July 8, 2013, was especially clear and calm on the summit of Mauna Kea when astronomers turned the Canada France Hawaii Telescope toward a star-speckled patch of sky that is about to be at the focal point of world attention.<p>The razor-sharp image they captured that night was in answer …

Pluto Probe Finds Surprises Ahead of Its Close Encounter

Pluto has long been a mystery among the classical planets—baffling astronomers since its discovery in 1930. The tiny world is dark and distant, …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto's equator

Recent images taken by<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator.<p>Each of the spots is about 300 miles in diameter and has a surface area similar in size to the state of Mississippi, NASA scientists report.<p>"It's a real …

'Fallout' Had Gay Marriage Back In 1998

There was a time when you had to go to the post-apocalyptic wasteland to get married to someone of the same sex. On Friday, the Supreme Court delivered a landmark decision making gay marriage legal in all fifty states, scoring an important victory for the 1st amendment, the 14th amendment, and …

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