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IBM Watson CTO: Quantum computing could advance artificial intelligence by orders of magnitude

Combining the vast processing power of quantum computers with cognitive computing systems like IBM's Watson will lead to huge advances in artificial …

After 4 Years, Kerbal Space Program Finally Hits Version 1.0 This Month

The developers behind Kerbal Space Program have been busy this week as they gear up for the version 1.0 launch of their amazing space simulation game.<p>A beta version of Kerbal Space Program has been available since 2011, and the game hit Steam Greenlight in March 2013. But April 27 marks the first …

25 years of the Hubble telescope in 25 stunning photos

The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle …

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and …

Lake Michigan

NASA images show dwarf planet Ceres in highest-resolution yet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has spent the past month orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres, managed to snap the highest-resolution images seen to date of …

Astronomy

Mercury Probe's Dramatic Death Plunge Set for April 30

The first spacecraft ever to orbit Mercury will crash into the solar system's innermost planet two weeks from now.<p>NASA's MESSENGER probe, which has …

Nasa reveals plans to produce breathable air on Mars

Science fiction came one step closer to becoming reality after scientists announced their plans to introduce oxygen to Mars’ atmosphere.<p>After sending …

Life Exists On 'Billions' Of Alien Planets Says Study

Billions of stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, have between one and three planets which could potentially support life, according to …

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Supernova 'error' points to slower universe

Gallery: Supernova 'error' points to slower universe<p>Gallery: Supernova 'error' points to slower universe<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>The universe may be expanding more …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

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NASA's journey to Pluto: Here's what might go wrong

After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space,<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about three months away from its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto.<p>The mission has gone according to plan so far, but NASA officials said hazards could emerge as the spacecraft plunges deeper …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Universe

IRS in Space: How Will We Tax a Mars Mission?

WASHINGTON – Paying taxes is an inescapable reality — even in space.<p>Taxes are going to play a big role in a Mars mission, both in getting there and …

The Instagram Space Station: Amazing ISS Photos

Robonaut 2 and Astronaut Swanson on the International Space Station<p>Credit: NASA 265B5150<p>Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Steve …

Inside SpaceX's Epic Fly-back Reusable Rocket Landing (Infographic)

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will attempt a never-before-attempted reusable rocket landing on an ocean platform with the launch of its …

Rare Aurora 'Corona' Over Sweden From Restless Sun | Video

'Windows To Space' + Rising Moon: Outside Space Station | Time-Lapse Video

Comet Comes to Life in Amazing Rosetta Spacecraft Photo Montage

The heat is on for the Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it sails ever closer to the sun, with the European Rosetta spacecraft snapping a stunning …

NASA's GoPro footage is out of this world | Mashable

GoPro

New Hubble Telescope Image is Deepest Look into Universe Yet | ESA Space Science HD Video

Hubble Space Telescope

Thunderstorms over Africa

Thunderstorms

'Space-Age' Research Looks to Provide New Human Health Insights

The International Space Station is an ideal place for scientists to conduct research on aging at a “space-aged” pace.

International Space Station

Need some inspiration for the CineSpace film competition? Check out this amazing HD footage astronaut Terry Virts captured using a GoPro during his …

Sea Ice Off East Antarctica's Princess Astrid Coast

On April 5, 2015, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of sea ice …