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December 28, 2012

On the ISS, no one can hear you scream because of the noise

Space is a vacuum, meaning it’s also a very quiet place to be because sound has nothing to travel through. So you probably expect the International Space Station (ISS) […]
December 28, 2012

Alien Earth will be discovered in 2013?

The first truly Earth-like alien planet is likely to be spotted next year, an epic discovery that would cause humanity to reassess its place in the […]
December 27, 2012

Lockheed, SpaceX Trade Jabs in War of Words

SpaceX is playing with the big boys of the aerospace industry these days and some of them apparently don’t have a ton of respect for the […]
December 27, 2012

Astronaut Hadfield a ready, willing guinea pig

Chris Hadfield will soon be the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. The exuberant Canadian astronaut, who arrived at the high-flying laboratory Friday for […]
December 27, 2012

Good news confirmed: Asteroid won't hit Earth in 2040

A new study confirms that a huge asteroid will pass harmlessly by Earth in 28 years. New observations of the asteroid 2011 AG5 now give astronomers complete confidence […]
December 26, 2012

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is on extended auto-pilot for the holiday

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is on extended auto-pilot for the holidays, surveying site known as “Grandma’s House.” With most of its ground control team taking time […]
December 26, 2012

NASA LED Lights Help Astronauts Sleep Sounder

You might think the quiet of space would help astronauts sleep on the International Space Station. But NASA is preparing to replace the station’s florescent panel lights with […]
December 26, 2012

Jewel In The Night”, The First Christmas Carol From Space

The first ever musical recording in space (that we know of anyway) was performed just a few days ago on the International Space Station by Col. […]
December 25, 2012

Christmas morning, seen from space

All calendars must end, whether we’re talking about the Maya calendar’s nearly 400-year baktun cycle — or our 25-day Cosmic Log Space Advent Calendar. This final image for the […]