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25 photos that prove we're all stowaways on a tiny, fragile spaceship

From the ground, Earth looks like a boundless fertile plain that beckons to be explored and exploited.<p>But astronauts would beg — and even plead— to differ.<p>"You realize that people often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Jim Lovell, an astronaut who flew on the Apollo 8 and Apollo 13 …

Space

Asteroid whizzing by Earth six times closer than the moon

A newly discovered space rock the size of a truck makes the closest pass-by Earth of any asteroid since last September.<p>The problem with asteroids passing near Earth is they're often difficult to spot.<p>Fortunately, the hardest ones to see in our neighborhood also tend to be the smaller ones. Such is …

Astronomy

The February night sky

What to look out for in the coming month, including a brilliant view of Venus and a penumbral lunar eclipse<p>February night sky chart<p>February brings our best evening sky of 2017. Not only is Orion still resplendent but Venus blazes at its brightest and highest as an evening star.<p>Our star maps, …

Astronomy

SpaceAngels.com

Asteroid Prospects: the Facts and Future of Space Mining<p>The notion of harvesting resources from extraterrestrial sources is not a new one. The lure …

The Milky Way is 392 Decillion Times More Massive Than The Heaviest Thing We’ve Ever Weighed

The universe is so unfathomably huge that our tiny human brains can barely imagine just how big it really is out there. Case in point, a paper …

Simplified Design: Home Decor Apps Make Decorating Easy

(Image credit: Homestyler)<p>Furniture is <i>heavy</i>, not to mention a big investment. Don't you wish you could virtually move things around to see what a new …

Apps

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Cannabis

DARPA Places a Big Bet on a Small Rocket-Maker

DARPA wants to build A SPACE "PLANE." Vector Space volunteers to help it traverse the last mile into orbit. IMAGE SOURCE:DARPA.<p>DARPA wantsa new space shuttle.It'sgetting close to building one. And in fact, it just got a little bit closer.<p>Last month, in a little-noticed press release, privately held …

Scientists could be on the brink of a 'universal' flu vaccine

It is one of the starkest reminders of the power of evolution, and in the arms race between medicine and influenza, humans don't always win.<p>As winter …

Public Health

Baltimore Surveillance Plane Took One Million Photos Over The Last 10 Months

The secret program was revealed in a police press conference.<p>Baltimore Police on Friday released data showing that a surveillance plane secretly flew over the city roughly 100 times, taking more than 1 million snapshots of the streets below.<p>Police held a news conference where they released logs …

Travel Through the Galaxies with These Stunning Images From the Hubble Space Telescope (VIDEO)

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope was launched into low Earth orbit in 1990 and has been sending back stunning hi-res images and critical data ever …

Universe

Elon Musk just unveiled a critical piece of his plan to save humanity by colonizing Mars

Tech billionaire Elon Musk is convinced that humans must colonize Mars with a million people if humanity is to survive long term.<p>To that effect, he almost went broke funding his aerospace company SpaceX in 2008 to keep developing next-generation rockets.<p>And on Tuesday, at a challenging moment in …

Space Travel