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These NASA Space Tourism Posters Take Us To Infinity And Beyond

Is this what our vacations may one day look like?<p>These spectacular space tourism posters imagine what advertisements for interplanetary vacations could one day look like.<p>Fourteen tongue-in-cheek trips to Mars, Jupiter, Venus and a host of exoplanets are on offer in the Visions of the Future series …

Sanders meets solar workers in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bernie Sanders is making common cause with advocates for Nevada's struggling solar industry as the state's Democratic presidential contest approaches.<p>The Vermont senator met activists in Reno on Saturday and criticized a decision by Nevada regulators to increase rates for rooftop …

Middle-class

Gravity waves and the metaphysics of love

Einstein and Newton were right, but so was Dante. Opposites attract<p>The detection of gravitational waves is a great breakthrough for science, as a finding predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, but it is also something in which non-scientists may rejoice. Fortunately for us …

Physics

6 Space Travel Problems With WTF Solutions No One Saw Coming

If space travel were easy, we'd have been sending our cocky beef-chested men off to impregnate green ladies long ago. But space travel is notoriously …

Here's Your Exclusive First Look Of Kameron Hurley's Upcoming Novel The Stars Are Legion

Kameron Hurley is one of the more exciting authors to break into the science fiction publishing field in recent years. Her upcoming book, <i>The Stars</i> …

Those Photographs Of Bernie Sanders Are Real Despite What You've Heard

<b>The Clinton campaign's artful smear of Bernie Sanders is wrong. That is him in the photographs.</b><p>You may remember the Clinton campaign circulating a photograph of Barack Obama wearing a turban in an effort to portray him as a Muslim sympathizer. It was a little push to stoke the xenophobia and …

Space architecture: Six buildings for the final frontier

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Mars has captured the world's attention recently, but space agencies around the globe haven't forgotten that there's a whole slew of other planets out there. And with continued planetary exploration, of course, comes the necessity to set up bases that can support life, research and …

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

Ask Ethan: Is the Universe itself alive?

The similarities between the Universe and a living being are striking and surprising. Could larger entities than us be alive?<p>“Do not look at stars as …

New Evidence For 4.5 Billion Year Old Impact That Formed Our Moon

A recent study published in Science by Edward Young, a geologist from UCLA, found evidence for a violent collision 4.5 billion years ago that formed our moon . Evidence from lunar rocks in comparison with rocks found here on Earth suggests a giant impact was the source of the moon we know today. …

Earth Science

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Another Stunning 'Selfie' On Mars

#humblebrag.<p>NASA's Curiosity Mars rover just loves a good selfie.<p>The car-sized explorer took time out from its busy sand scooping and sieving schedule to snap yet another self-portrait on Mars.<p>The spectacular image -- perhaps the ultimate humble brag -- is a composite of 57 photographs it took of …

MIT wins SpaceX’s Hyperloop competition, and Elon Musk made a cameo

In the end, Elon Musk couldn't resist showing up to the competition he helped inspire. The billionaire SpaceX CEO made a surprise appearance at the end of the Hyperloop pod design competition at Texas A&M University Saturday, eliciting a rapturous reaction from the thousand-plus audience of high …

Elon Musk

Monstrous Cosmic Gas Cloud Set To Ignite The Milky Way

When we think about our galaxy, most people think about the stars in the sky, the grand, sweeping spiral arms, the disk-like plane of our Milky Way filled with dust, and the bulge in the galactic center. All of this combines to make up our run-of-the-mill home, complete with some 400 billion stars …

Astrophysics

Neil deGrasse Tyson drops Drake-inspired diss track at B.o.B., flat Earth truthers everywhere

He learned the game from Carl Sagan, you can never check him.<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a.k.a the Notorious N.D.T., has released a diss …

Women 'had sex with aliens and gave birth to hybrid babies' - and so might YOU

A group of women are claiming they have children which were fathered by aliens who live with their dads on giant spaceships - and described their …

SpaceX Launch Successful, But Drone Ship Landing Fails

Jason-3 satellite is now safely in orbit<p><i>Update, 3:23pm</i><p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the rocket was on target for a perfect landing, but a landing leg failed to lock and the thing toppled over. So close!<p><i>Update, 2:41pm</i><p>After a second burn of the rocket's second stage, the Jason-3 satellite is …

‘Alien megastructure’ revisited: Oddly dimming star poses new mystery

He’s not saying it’s aliens – but an astronomer has raised new questions about KIC 8462852, the strange star that stirred up a debate about “alien …

Universe

Dream Chaser Spaceplane to Supply the Space Station

After losing a bid to SpaceX and Boeing to taxi astronauts to the International Space Station, Sierra Nevada’s miniature space shuttle Dream Chaser …

Space Exploration

Take a Look Inside Bigelow's Giant Space Habitat

This could be the commercial space station of the future.<p>Bigelow Aerospace has been working on an inflatable space station for a few years, even planning a test model for use on the ISS. But in a recent tweet, they unveiled a neat cross-section view of the Olympus model, a 2250 cubic meter concept …

Space Exploration

Architect proposes Mars Utopia towers to terraform red planet into breathable environment

Spanish architect Alberto Villanueva's Mars Utopia concept would see the planet transformed into an inhabitable environment using towers formed by …

NASA Photographs 'Cosmic, Double-Bladed Lightsaber'

Right inside the Milky Way!<p>The Force is apparently quite strong in the Milky Way, as a new photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope looks an awful …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The wonders of deep space: Scientists are on the hunt for alien molecules

Astrochemists have discovered compounds in the cosmos that cannot exist on Earth. Here are a few of their findings<p>Something strange was hiding in the Horsehead. The nebula, named for its stallionlike silhouette, is a towering cloud of dust and gas 1,500 light-years from Earth where new stars are …

120-Year-Old Photos of Space Were Just Discovered in a Basement

They're being used to show how space has changed in the last century.<p>A retired Danish astronomer recently stumbled upon a treasure trove of astronomical observations from the late 19th Century. The oldest images, taken from the Østervold Observatory telescope when it was first built in 1895, are …

Nebulas

Hold Onto Your Astro-Butts, 2016 Will Be a Big Year for Space

2016 has some exceptionally large spaceboots to fill.<p>When it comes to daring space adventures, 2015 will be a tough act to follow. As noted in our recap of the year's biggest space stories, the past 12 months have been a riveting joyride complete with spacecraft redemption, juicy rivalries, and …

Space

Congress Directs NASA to Build a Habitat for the Trip to Mars

A prototype is set for 2018.<p>In the latest round of budget negotiations, NASA got a pretty good windfall. But hiding in that $19.3 billion budget it is a $55 million directive: begin building a deep space habitat, and have it ready to go by 2018. In 180 days, NASA will have to report on any progress.<p>…

Space Science

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.<p>It came streaking down from the …

Space Travel

Putin Just Dissolved the Russian Space Agency

Roscosmos will be replaced by an entirely new state run space agency.<p>TASS, a Russian-government-owned news outlet, is reporting that Russian President Vladmir Putin has dissolved Roscosmos. The space agency, founded shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, has run into a number of rocket …

Space Exploration