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January 5, 2013

Lunar Triple Whammy

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been circling the Moon for years, taking amazing close-up pictures of our neighbor. While every shot is pretty cool, every now […]
January 5, 2013

2013 a fine year for taking in astronomy

Another new year is here, and already there is much talk in astronomy circles about the two bright comets due to grace the sky in 2013. […]
January 4, 2013

ISS astronaut reports to Captain Kirk

No Klingons, Yet: During a magical Twitter conversation today, science fiction met science fact. Actor William Shatner decided to drop Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfielda line. Usually, this wouldn’t be particularly […]
January 3, 2013

100 billion alien planets fill our galaxy

That amounts to an astonishing one planet per star, say researchers! Our Milky Way galaxy is home to at least 100 billion alien planets, and possibly […]
January 3, 2013

Newborn planets spotted slurping up gas from young parent star

Astroboffins have seen a key stage in the birth of giant planets for the first time, as the streams of gas and dust guzzled by newly […]
January 2, 2013

Space Radiation May Accelerate Alzheimer's in Astronauts

Radiation in space might harm the brains of astronauts in deep space by accelerating the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study on mice suggests. The […]
January 1, 2013

Private space travel to make giant leaps in 2013

Private companies building new spaceships to soar through orbital and suborbital space are looking forward to an action-packed year in 2013, with new flight tests, launches, […]
January 1, 2013

Fan’s Choice – Top Ten Science Fiction Films of All Time (Part 1)

Fan’s Choice – Top Ten Science Fiction Films of All Time   Aliens, dystopian societies, and cyberpunk rules the roost in science fiction today.  Science Fiction […]
January 1, 2013

NASA's Curiosity Rover will broadcast a 'special message' in Times Square on New Year's Eve

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is already known for its significant social presence across networks like Twitter and Foursquare, but the Mars rover is scheduled to reach a whole new […]