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Wake up early to see 5 planets align for the first time since 2005

Early morning risers will be treated to a celestial surprise for the next couple weeks, weather permitting.<p>Starting on Jan. 20, five bright planets — …


This 19-Year-Old Creates Jaw-Droppingly Realistic 3D Art That Will Make You Do A Double Take

Holy shit.

NASA May Be Cutting Corners On Safety Of Mars Rocket And Capsule, Report Finds

Budget and scheduling constraints could put astronauts at risk<p>Space has always been a risky endeavor. But according to the latest report from the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), which makes safety recommendations to NASA, the space agency is not being careful enough. The latest report …

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …


NASA’s top planetary scientist told us what he thinks of the science in the Oscar-nominated film 'The Martian'

"The Martian" — last year's must-see film based on the best-selling novel by Andy Weir — has been nominated for a bunch of oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor.<p>Back when the film came out last October, we chatted with NASA Head of Planetary Science Jim Green, who was a consultant on the …

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