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Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop transportation system online yesterday (Aug. 12), saying that it could rocket passenger-packed pods through long, low-pressure tubes at 760 mph or so (1,220 km/h) using energy derived from the sun. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9p60

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

"The Mediterranean, the Pleiades and a storm in the distance," tweeted ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano as he shared this amazing photo taken from the International Space Station. Wallpaper download options available here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/9ooq

Perseids 2013: Meteor shower peaks again on last night to enjoy show

Stargazers, you've got one more night to enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, one of the best meteor showers of 2013, so make the most of it.<p>The meteor shower is expected to put on almost as good a display Monday night into Tuesday morning as it did on Sunday night, and as you can see in the photo …

7 Awesome Photos Of The 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower

Stargaze without leaving your laptop.<p>Missed the peak of the Perseid meteor shower last night, or just want to compare shots? Check out these lovely photos, shared by folks in several places throughout the Northern Hemisphere.<p>The Perseids occur annually from July to August, peaking one night in …