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How Apollo 13's Dangerous Survival Mission Worked (Infographic)

On April 11, 1970, NASA launched the Apollo 13 mission to send three astronauts to the moon and mark the third manned lunar landing. The mission …

Space Science

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Canada finally commits its share of funds for Thirty Meter Telescope

Canada will pay nearly $250 million over the next decade to help build the world's largest telescope.<p>The federal government will give up to $243.5 …

Universe

Space Weather Forecast for Pluto: Gusty, Gassy and Cool

Wondering how the space weather will be around Pluto this summer? Scientists working with NASA's New Horizons mission are predicting gusts of charged particles with speeds up to 1 million mph (1.6 million kilometers per hour) that will slow as they interact with the dwarf planet's atmosphere.<p>New …

Solar System

Miniature Watercolor Paintings of Space by Lorraine Loots

Artist Lorraine Loots recently embarked on a new series of miniature watercolor paintings. Called Microcosm Mondays, she aims to paint a space-related piece each Monday, scattered over 25 weeks in 2015. The first one was inspired by a relatively new photo, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, of …

After Pluto, Where Will NASA's New Horizons Go?

Scientists are mulling over which of two icy bodies NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft should visit following its Pluto encounter this summer — provided …

Solar System

25 Photographs of the Moon with Peace and Tranquility

The moon and night sky is a mysterious thing. Photographs of the moon can be tricky, but done well can convey an overwhelming sense of peacefulness …

Naming the Mysterious Features of Pluto and Charon --"An Open Invitation to the World Community"

The SETI and the New Horizons team is beginning a campaign called “Our Pluto”. The goal is to gather together the names that they will eventually use …

Public invited to help name features on Pluto and its largest moon, Charon

Pluto

20 best Android apps and games this week

Star Walk 2, Tinkerplay, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, Stick Cricket 2, Swipes, Connect, Frozen Synapse Prime and more<p>The weekly Android apps roundup has been on hiatus since the end of 2014 in favour of a monthly collection, but there’ve been plenty of comments on related apps articles requesting a …

Apps

Dawn breaks over Ceres … and perhaps reveals signs of habitability

The Dawn spacecraft is about to start its investigation of Ceres. Suggestions of icy volcanism have led to speculation that the dwarf planet could …

Astronomy