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On Apollo 9, a Jammed Camera Changed Spacewalking Astronaut's Life (Video)

A camera glitch gave spacewalking Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart five of the most profound minutes of his life.<p>Schweickart, the lunar module …

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Aliens On The Moon: The Truth Exposed with Robert Kiviat


5 Alien Creatures Left Behind on Earth

The 9 Home Recording Studio Essentials for Beginners

Building a home recording studio is a HUGE project…<b>isn’t it</b>?<p>It takes months of planning, research, and preparation…<b>doesn’t it</b>?<p>Well most people think …

Music Production

Easier Mixing in Cubase

<b>In the penultimate part of the Power User series, Tim Hallas looks at one of the most important processes in music production: mixing…</b><p>Mixing is …

Six space travelers living in orbit definitely weren't home for Christmas yesterday, but that doesn't mean they didn't get into the holiday spirit on the International Space Station. How did they celebrate the holidays in space?

The Milky Way moves across the night sky in this stunning composite image recently sent to Astrophotographer Mike Taylor combined 65 frames from a static time lapse of our host galaxy to create this beautiful image. Read more:

While astronomers didn't bag that elusive first "alien Earth" in 2013, they made plenty of exciting exoplanet discoveries during the past year. Here's a list of the top exoplanet finds of 2013, from a tiny world about the size of Earth's moon to a blue gas giant on which it rains molten glass:

Three STS-49 crew members grab the INTELSAT VI on the third try during an EVA in May of 1992. Read more:

Saturn's largest and second largest moons, Titan and Rhea, appear to be stacked on top of each other in this true-color scene from NASA's Cassini spacecraft released on Dec. 23, 2013. For more photos of Rhea, read on:

The International Space Station can be seen cruising in front of a crescent moon in this stunning night sky photo recently sent to Talk about excellent timing.

Saturn's moon Enceladus, covered in snow and ice, resembles a perfectly packed snowball in this image from NASA's Cassini mission released on Dec. 23, 2013. See more photos of it here:

Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, Expedition 38 commander, and flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Dec. 27, 2013. See photos from their mission here:

Your desktop clearly needs a makeover. How about this festive space wallpaper photo taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope? Download it here:

Astrophotographer Kurtis Markham sent in a photo of the Orion Nebula, taken on Nov. 22, 2013, in Alexandria, Va. See more space photos of the day:

The iconic Horsehead and Flame nebulas paint the night sky in this beautiful image recently sent to How did amateur astrophotographer David Ellison capture this image from his backyard in Chattanooga, Tenn.?

From a Chinese rover on the moon and new spacecraft orbiting Mars, to private spaceships and the most powerful digital camera ever built, space will be practically buzzing with human activities in 2014. Here are some of the things to look out for when you're looking up next year:

Happy New Year! For our last post of 2013, we give you the Pleiades. Reinhold Wittich captured this image of the Pleiades star cluster from his backyard observatory in Geisling, Germany using a 12" f/4 Newton telescope. The 100 Most Spectacular Night Sky Photos of 2013:

NASA released a new infrared view of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft, in which the ringed planet's thick clouds have the soft feel of an "impressionist's painting." Read more:

It may not look like much from here, but Nova Centauri 2013 - visible for the next few days - is a nuclear explosion on a dead star. Learn how to see it here:

Astrophotographer Chuck Manges of Hooversville, Pa., captured this photo of the Orion Nebula, which is also known as Messier 42 or NGC 1976. Read about how he did it here: