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The Private Plan to Put a Telescope on the Moon

Two private companies are teaming up to attempt the first-ever mission to the moon’s south pole in order to place a telescope atop a lunar …

A New Record: The Largest Baby Star, Ever?

Stellar birth cloud 500 times the mass of the sun, study says.<p><b>Astronomers announced this week that they may have discovered the largest baby star ever detected, nestled within a stellar nursery 10,000 light-years away.</b><p>The embryonic stellar monster, known as a protostar, sits at the center of a …

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2013 July 9 - Supergiant Star Gamma Cygni

<b>Supergiant Star Gamma Cygni</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Jose Francisco Hernandez (Altamira Observatory)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Supergiant star Gamma Cygni lies at …


Astronomers have discovered a blue planet beyond our solar system

In a major breakthrough, researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have seen the true color of a planet outside our solar system. HD 189733b, as …


7 Memorable Graduation Speeches by Entrepreneurs and Other Leaders |

In 1994, I witnessed perhaps history's most insane commencement addresses, at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.<p>Connie Chung, then the anchor of CBS Evening News, offered a stream-of-consciousness recounting of a dream she'd had the night before--not exactly a Martin Luther King Jr.-style …

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Pictures of Storm Chaser Tim Samaras, Who Has Died

Uproxx, FilmDrunk and Warming Glow Bring the Online Watercooler to Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / May 28, 2013<p>We live in interesting times. Thanks to the viral power of online social networks, the lines that separate …

Experience: I dreamed a symphony, then composed it 'I told my wife I thought I could be a great composer. Understandably, she thought I was deluded. I couldn't even read music, let alone write it' Photograph: Fabio De Paola for the Guardian