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The Private Islands Inside National Parks

Not all of the land inside America’s most iconic public places is publicly owned.<p>In the years after the financial crisis, someone built a luxury home inside a national park.<p>That someone was a luxury developer notorious for finding land of value to the federal government and buying it himself, and …

A NASA video shows what a total lunar eclipse looks like from the moon, and it's mind-blowing

There is only one cosmic phenomenon that could generate this seemingly red ring of fire around Earth:<p>Thanks to this incredible animation by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, you can see what this month's total lunar eclipse will look like from a vantage point unlike any other: the moon.<p>If …

Twilight on Pluto: amazing images show ice mountains as night falls

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft captured the 11,000 feet Norgay Mountains at twilight<p>New pictures of Pluto released by Nasa show incredible images of rugged icy mountains and flat frozen plants as the New Horizons spacecraft looked back towards the dwarf planet at twilight.<p>The huge panorama, which …

NASA using Welsh to communicate on Mars mission

Scientists at NASA are using the Welsh language to catalogue images sent back from a satellite mission to Mars.<p>HiRISE is a high resolution camera on …

Abandoned Ship: Spacecraft Discovered in Huge Derelict Hangar

[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]Remarkably intact and beautifully documented by a Russian urban explorer, this space shuttle …

How Big is the Universe?

As technology has evolved, astronomers are able to look back in time to the moments just after the Big Bang. This might seem to imply that the entire …

Mars' Mysterious Dark Streaks Spur Exploration Debate

<b>Editor's update:</b> Scientists announced on Sept. 28 that salty liquid water is flowing on Mars today. Read the full story here: Salty Water Flows on …

The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a 'critical density' — and it could jeopardize our space missions

<b>"We're at what we call a 'critical density' — where there are enough large objects in space that they will collide with one another and create small debris faster than it can be removed,"</b> Kessler recently told Marketplace.<p>For nearly 20 years, Kessler (who was retired until very recently) lead …

Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic

A tall rectangular building juts out of a mountainside on a Norwegian island just 800 miles from the North Pole. Narrow and sharply edged, the facility cuts an intimidating figure against the barren Arctic background. But the gray building holds the key to the earth's biodiversity.<p>The Svalbard …

Camera Drone Captures Gorgeous Aerial Shots of Iceland’s Diverse Terrain

Polish photographer Jakub Polomski used a camera drone to produce a collection of breathtaking scenic photos. For two weeks in July, Polomski spent his time capturing Iceland's incomparable landscapes. “Iceland is [a] unique land,” Polomski told PetaPixel. “Some locations look really abstract in …

Australian homes among first to get Tesla's Powerwall solar-energy battery

Company says 7kWH energy storage unit, which uses lithium-ion battery to store energy from rooftop solar panels, will be available by end of year<p>Australia will be one of the first countries in the world to get Tesla’s vaunted Powerwall battery storage system, as several other companies scramble to …

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Just Try to Land a SpaceX Rocket on a Drone Boat In This Infuriating Game

Now you know how Elon Musk must feel.<p>As SpaceX has learned time and time again, it's very, very hard to land a rocket on a boat in the middle of the ocean without blowing the whole damn thing up. And now, you too can deal with the endless frustration of rocket engineering, albeit without the risk …

'Black Mass' review: Depp revels in mobster role

Turns out the thing Johnny Depp's career needed was simple. He needed to play a type of role relatively new to him, even if it's relatively familiar to the rest of us.<p>Some scenes in the solid, vividly acted gangster picture "Black Mass" come from real life, or something like it. These trade off …