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January 17, 2013

Astronaut Chris Hadfield to speak via space with Milton students

Students at Chris Hadfield Public School in Milton, Ont., will get a thrill Thursday when their school’s namesake chats with them from space. Over 800 kindergarten […]
January 16, 2013

From SciFi to SciFact #1 – A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune)

From SciFi to SciFact – A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans la lune) What inspired man to look the stars? Often named as the […]
January 16, 2013

HD Space Camera Will Provide Live Astronaut’s View of Earth From ISS

A Canadian company plans to one-up Google Earth by streaming video footage straight from the International Space Station to the web with a top time delay […]
January 16, 2013

Russia Will Launch Its First Moon Mission Since The 1970s

Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, will launch an unmanned mission to the moon in 2015, according to agency head Vladimir Popovkin. The rocket carrying the […]
January 15, 2013

NASA unveils last video by spacecraft that crashed into moon

A NASA probe recorded a spectacular flyover video of the moon’s far side shortly before intentionally slamming into a lunar mountain last month. NASA’s Ebb spacecraft […]
January 15, 2013

Inflatable Private Space Stations: Bigelow's Big Dream

NASA’s decision to buy an inflatable new room for the International Space Station may push the module’s builder —commercial spaceflight company Bigelow Aerospace — one step […]
January 14, 2013

Dispatches from AAS: Astronomers Find Dying, Dead, and Resurrected Planets

The first day of the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting here in Long Beach was obsessed with life: The search for habitable planets around other stars […]
January 13, 2013

Fan’s Choice – Top Ten Science Fiction Films of All Time (Part 2)

5.  The Thing (1952, 1982 and 2011) [quote]“Thousands of years ago it crashes, and this thing… crawls out, or gets thrown out, and it ends up […]
January 13, 2013

Biggest Structure In The Universe Found, Large Quasar Group Of An Incredible Scale

The largest known structure in the universe has just been discovered, and is so large that it completely violates a number of widely-accepted theories. It’s a […]