On Ray Bradbury's Birthday, Revisit His Rejected Planetarium Script

The late author Ray Bradbury, who would have been 97 years old on Aug. 22, 2017, captivated readers with his science fiction — but his 1981 planetarium script left museum officials unmoved. Today (Aug. 22) would have been author Ray Bradbury’s 97th birthday. Bradbury, who died in 2012, is acclaimed worldwide for his literary science […]

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Return of the Sun

Human spaceflight and robotic operations image of the week: Sun returns after four months of darkness in Antarctica To source

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Behold! The First 'Megamovie' of the 2017 Solar Eclipse

The Great American Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, as seen over Madras, Oregon. Suffering through some eclipse withdrawal? A crowdsourced “megamovie” of yesterday’s epic event could cure what ails you. The Eclipse Megamovie Project released its first video yesterday (Aug. 21), showing gorgeous views of the Great American Solar Eclipse captured by about 1,500 […]

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Solar spectacular seen from Earth and space

While ground-based observers experienced the awe-inspiring view of a total solar eclipse yesterday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and our Sun-watching satellites, enjoyed unique perspectives of this spectacular sight from space. To source

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