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In 'Earth + Space,' NASA photo archives reveal the universe's vast beauty

They are glorious works of art — turbulent abstractions as well as enchanting portraits of faraway worlds that are the stuff of sci-fi movies. Except they aren't. These images are from "Earth + Space: Photographs From the Archives of<p>NASA," a Chronicle Books release due next week with text by …

Mars Orbiter Spots a Huge Avalanche of Carbon Dioxide on the Red Planet

In another reminder that the Red Planet features a complex and active surface, the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured …

Mars Orbiter

Black hole collisions evade detection

Supermassive black hole duos are awfully quiet. Searches for spacetime ripples radiating away from these spiraling monsters are coming up empty, a …

Black holes heading for 'massive collision,' says astronomer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A really, really big bang not due for a hundred millennia may help astronomers test one of the central theories of physics, according to one of the authors of a new paper.<p>Two black holes in Virgo are heading for a "massive collision," Columbia University astronomer Zoltan Haiman said in a …

Black Holes

Inhabitat's Week in Green: new EV concept cars and Napmobiles

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Up until now, Tesla has blazed a trail in the electric vehicle market -- but the major automakers are finally starting to catch up. This past week Porsche …

Clean Technology

9 Essential Career Habits That Will Propel Your Success

We are all creatures of habit. Every single day, we execute a series of behaviors that take us from morning, through noon, and into night. Largely, these aren't well-considered actions; they're the result of repeated behaviors -- habits that have been ingrained in us.<p>In a study conducted by David …

NASA Finds Closest Earth Twin Yet in Haul of 500 Alien Planets

It may not be Earth's exact twin, but it's a pretty close cousin.<p>NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted the most Earth-like alien planet yet …

Here's what it would look like to fly by Earth at the speed NASA flew by Pluto

The probe demonstrated an incredible feat of human ingenuity and engineering. Not only was it tricked out with an impressive suite of scientific instruments, but to complete its 4.6-billion-mile journey in less than 10 years, it needed to travel mind-bendingly fast.<p>As it neared Pluto, New Horizons …

We are lucky to live in a universe made for us

To a human, the universe might seem like a very inhospitable place. In the vacuum of space, you would rapidly suffocate, while on the surface of a …

Dwarf Planet Pluto: Facts About the Icy Former Planet

Pluto, once considered the ninth and most distant planet from the sun, is now the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system. It is also one of …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

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 …