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NASA ordered to return historic lunar bag, moon dust to highest bidder

Image 1of/27<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Nancy Lee Carlson will finally get her moon dust back.<p>A federal judge Friday ordered the Johnson Space Center to return the …

2020: A Space Station odyssey

Half a century ago it was easy to imagine that a Hilton hotel would soon be orbiting the Earth. The massive floating bagel of a space station in …

EM-1 could become Apollo 8 for the 21st century

NASA is looking into the possibility of adding a crew to the first flight of the Space Launch System. The EM-1 mission is currently planned on being …

Satellite Startup Will Capture a New 50 Terapixel Image of Earth Every Day

1 terapixel equals 1 million megapixels, or 1 trillion pixels. And San Francisco-based satellite startup Planet plans to capture 50 of these …

The Best Telescopes to Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

Telescopes

How Adult Swim’s Samurai Jack Uses Visceral, Brutal Sound

Music has always been important to making <i>Samurai Jack</i> the cult classic that it is. In a new music featurette released by Adult Swim, series creator …

Anime

JK Rowling laid an ingenious Valentine's Day trap for Piers Morgan - and he fell right into it

Even the Valentine's Day haters out there will have something to make them smile this year, because JK Rowling just used February 14 to make Piers …

The United Arab Emirates wants to build a city on Mars

Look out, Elon Musk<p>A little more than 40 years ago, Dubai was a tiny pearl-fishing village lined with dirt roads. Now it's the largest and most futuristic city in the world, the jewel of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). From manmade, palm tree-shaped archipelagos to jetpack-wearing firefighters and …

Astronomers discover 60 new worlds, find 'super Earth'

An international team of astronomers has found 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system, including a rocky “super Earth.”<p>The experts also found evidence of an additional 54 planets, bringing the potential discovery of new worlds to 114.<p>One planet in particular, Gliese 411b, has …

Uncovered Viking Funeral Ship In Scotland Contains Treasure Trove Of Ancient Relics

A mysterious Viking ship burial unearthed in Scotland has yielded a wealth of artifacts.<p>Clockwise from the top left: broad-bladed axe, shield boss, …

Archaeology

The Views of Jupiter You Won't Find in a Textbook

NASA spacecraft Juno is providing a fresh look at the gas giant since settling into its orbit last summer.<p>Imagine Jupiter as it’s usually depicted: a bulbous marble, with alternating bands of reds, oranges, yellows, and creams, a few wisps of blue and green, and that unmistakable round spot just …

Astronomy