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The Snowden Saga: A Shadowland of Secrets and Light

Whether hero or traitor, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is the most important whistle-blower of modern times, one whose disclosures will reverberate for decades to come. With extensive input from Snowden himself, Suzanna Andrews, Bryan Burrough, and Sarah Ellison have the …

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Hi-res panorama: Space shuttle Endeavour's flight deck

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Banksy's Biggest Piece In New York Appears In Lower Manhattan Complete With WikiLeaks Audio

Banksy's latest artwork shows three horses wearing night-vision goggles on the side of a box truck.

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New Music: R. Kelly - 'Cookie' - Rap-Up

R. Kelly feeds his sexual appetite on “Cookie,” the latest release from his upcoming album <i>Black Panties</i>, due Nov. 11. Following his slow jam …

Egypt: '50 dead' in clashes amid rival demonstrations

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1016000/1016746_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524625876_ea3c71039b904752f75d916d0f1410b8<p><b>At least 50 people have been killed and scores hurt in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed Islamist President Mohammed …

A powerful solar explosion slammed into Earth's magnetic field late Tuesday night (Oct. 1), ramping up the northern lights across parts of Canada and the United States. Watch a video with the article: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/drzh

A dazzling meteor blazes across the night sky over the Baltic Sea in this spectacular view by astrophotographer P-M Heden (http://clearskies.se/) of the photography group The World at Night (TWAN). http://oak.ctx.ly/r/dxtn This image was captured during the peak of the 2013 Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12 from the eastern coast of Sweden near Stockholm.

Uranus: A Guide to its 2013 Opposition

Up for a challenge? Got a big 12” light bucket of a Dobsonian telescope and looking for something new to point it at? This week, as the Moon reaches …

Super-massive stars may form in isolation from their smaller counterparts

Our Sun is quite a ‘regular’ star, and quite a small one, so we can enjoy our smooth lives on the planet Earth. However, there is a number of …

Comet ISON and Mars Imaged Together During Close Approach

Comet ISON made its closest approach to Mars yesterday (October 1, 2013) at a distance of 10.5 million km (6.5 million miles). While we await to find …

Long-Sought Component of CMB Glow Discovered --"May Reveal a Signal Created at Birth of Universe"

The Cosmic Microwave Background is the most ancient light that has traveled almost unimpeded across the Universe, and it contains a wealth of …

This Planetary Nebula Comes With a Twist

From the Cat’s Eye to the Eskimo, planetary nebulae are arguably among the most dazzling objects in the Universe. These misnamed stellar remnants are …

NASA needs ideas for its next Mars rover, but if the government shutdown continues, however, the competition, called the Mars 2020 Mission Investigations Announcement of Opportunity (AO), might not go forward as planned. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/dq4i The newly announced proposal competition asks researchers to submit a mission plan detailing the hardware, mission operations, data analysis and other information about what they would use a rover to investigate on Mars.

Primordial Cosmic Fuel

<b>Kamuela, HI</b> -- Astronomers have detected cold streams of primordial hydrogen, vestigial matter left over from the Big Bang, fueling a distant …

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Keck Spots A Galaxy Fueled With Ancient Gas

“Primordial hydrogen” sounds like a great name for a band. It’s also a great thing to find when you’re looking at a galaxy. This ancient gas is a …

Primordial Matter from Big Bang Fueling a Distant Galaxy

Using data collected from the largest optical telescopes in the world, researchers led by Neil Crighton (MPIA and Swinburne University of Technology) …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

A better intro to Black Holes

Hi guys. I recently saw this post: http://imgur.com/gallery/QEP34 hit the front page. While I appreciate the OP's effort to make astrophysics …

This beautiful photo, by Mark Gee, was the “Winner” of the “People and Space” category in the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 exhibition (www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/astronomy-photographer-of-the-year/). Wallpaper download options available here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/duk2 By photographing the people on the observation deck from a great distance, Gee has emphasized their tiny scale compared to the grandeur of our natural satellite.

Here's Your Chance To Help Blend Earth And Mars Rocks

The organizers of the World Space Week Association are working to create an “Earth Master Sample”, and they want your help. Anyone worldwide can send …

Mission Juno

What's the Best Way to Die in Space?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In Alfonso Cuarón's excellent new film <i>Gravity</i>, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are marooned in …

Fomalhaut: Actually Triple Star, Astronomers Say | Astronomy | Sci

<b>In a new study accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal (arXiv.org), astronomers show that a previously known red dwarf star called LP</b> …

The Government Shutdown Threatens NASA's Next Mars Mission

The space agency is down to a skeleton crew today, and future missions such as our next Mars orbiter could be in danger.<p><b>Update, Oct. 4</b>: The mission will go on. Planetary scientists behind the MAVEN Mars mission announced yesterday that they have received an exemption to the federal government …

Space Science

Astrophotographer Jason Brownlee (www.facebook.com/jasonbrownleedesign) sent in this amazing photo of an auroral display over central Oregon's Cascade Mountains, taken Oct. 1, 2013. See all the best images from October so far: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/dy7w "Winter is starting, and I was lucky enough to shoot the aurora over a snowy landscape for [the] first time," wrote Brownlee in an email.