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The Internet Had A Photoshop Field Day With NASA's Unbelievable Photo

Will the real moon please stand up.<p>This week, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio posted to Twitter a magnificent photo that shows the moon passing between NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory and Earth.<p>“Almost unbelievable that this is a real photo,” Mastracchio wrote.<p>The internet responded by having …

Photo Manipulation

The Year's Best Astronomy Photos Will Take You to Another Dimension

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced its shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. From nebulas and …

NASA's Supercomputer Upgrade Could Help Solve the Origin of Stars (And Much More)

Pleiades Upgraded<p>One of the most powerful computers in the world, NASA’s Pleiades, just got a massive upgrade. “Another 14 racks containing Intel …

UC Berkeley

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The (Surprisingly Funny) Code for the Apollo Moon Landings Is Now on GitHub

BURN_BABY_BURN- -MASTER_IGNITION_ROUTINE<p>Computing has come a long way since the 1960s. The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) on board the Command Modules and Lunar Modules of the Apollo missions had about as much processing power as a simple electronic calculator. Yet through ingenuity—and thousands …