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Best Time To Watch The 2014 Leonid Meteor Shower?

Leonid Meteor Shower 2014

Each year, stargazers from around the globe step outside to view one of the most impressive annual meteor showers: the Leonid meteor shower. So what is the best time for viewing the Leonid meteor shower in 2014? The meteor shower will peak late Monday night into Tuesday morning. According to Calla Cofield of Scientific American… Read more »

Did NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Find Fish Fossil On Mars?

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Curiosity Mars rover has provided numerous intriguing insights into the mysteries of the Red Planet since it landed on the Martian surface two years ago. It has also supplied armchair astronomers with plenty of fringe theories about the planet that unfortunately seem to catch more attention on the internet than the actual research being done… Read more »

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Has Captured Some Breathtaking Images [Photos]

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The Hubble Telescope was launched by NASA in 1990 and it continues to send some amazing pictures back to Earth. Almost reaching its 25th anniversary in service for the study of space and its stellar bodies, this extraordinary piece of equipment has taken extremely high-resolution images with almost no background light. On April 24, 1990,… Read more »

SpaceShip Two Crash Cause Confirmed — But Is There More To The Story?

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The cause of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two crash has been determined by investigators, according to Fox News. SpaceShip Two’s feathering system, which slows the spacecraft as it returns to Earth, deployed too early and without a prompt from the pilot. However, the accident remains under investigation by the NTSB. Reportedly, the feathering system of SpaceShip… Read more »

Why NASA Never Returned To Moon: Documentary Explains Why [Video]

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It’s been nearly 50 years since the Apollo 11 Mission was successfully carried out when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the surface of the moon, while Michael Collins floated in lunar obit awaiting their return. Since then, nine other humans have walked the lunar surface. However, a question about the space… Read more »

ESA Uses Science Fiction To Draw Attention To Comet Mission

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You wouldn’t think that the ESA (European Space Agency) would need to pull any stunts to promote its Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The prospect of successfully trailing and landing a remote satellite on the comet seems thrilling enough. However, the ESA teamed up with an Oscar-nominated movie director, Tomek Bagiński, to produce a short… Read more »

Scientists Fear Space May Make Astronauts Infertile

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Scientists fear that being in space for a long time may make both male and female astronauts infertile, as studies suggest. Experiments in animals show that space radiation causes damage to the sperm reproduction of men and to ovaries of women. In a study conducted by researchers at University of Kansas’ Department of Molecular Integrative… Read more »

Celtic ‘Cross’ Discovered On Mars

The cross appears to be surrounded by a circle, though the shape is minute.

UFO hunters have made a strange discovery in an image sent back by NASA’s Opportunity rover, revealing what appears to be a cross, surrounded by a circle, embedded in the otherworldly rock of Mars. As The Huffington Post notes, the Opportunity rover has been traversing the surface of Mars for the last decade. The odd,… Read more »