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'The Martian' Wins 2 Golden Globe Awards

Matt Damon plays fictional NASA astronaut Mark Watney in ”The Martian,” which won two Golden Globe awards.Credit: ™ and © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. “The Martian” won two Golden Globe awards Sunday evening (Jan. 10), just two days before the sci-fi epic’s release on DVD and Blu-ray. “The Martian ” won for Best […]

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Hunting Uranus, the Solar System's Azure Ice Giant

This image shows a full, sunlit hemisphere of Uranus during NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flyby in 1986.Credit: NASA Amateur astronomers the world over enjoy regular views of Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and even elusive Mercury. The outer solar system planets Uranus and Neptune, however, are often overlooked. Certainly they are fainter, as they are further […]

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Wake Up Philae! Last-Ditch Effort to Find Rosetta's Lander

This image shows a view of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft taken on Dec. 15, 2015 from a vantage point 57 miles away.Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA With time running out to find the lost comet lander Philae, ground controllers attempted another communications pass on Sunday in hopes of getting the probe […]

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'God Save The Queen' From Space — UK Astronaut's Message | Video

Moon Base Baseball? Why Not! Ep.2: Land and Deliver Hubble Service Mission 4 – Animation The Legacy of Space Shuttle Atlantis Wanted: Seven ‘Star-Travelers’ | Video Target: The Stars – Which Ones to Watch and Why The Expanding Danger of Space Debris: Fragmentation Target: The “Fuzzies” – Galaxies, Nebulae and Comets ISS: We may be […]

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Tribute to a Starman: David Bowie Mourned by Astronauts, Scientists

Tribute to a Starman: David Bowie Mourned by Astronauts, Scientists

Astronauts, scientists and members of the spaceflight industry are joining people all over the world in mourning the death of music icon David Bowie, who passed away Sunday (Jan. 10) after a battle with cancer. Tributes to the late artist have been flooding Twitter today (Jan. 11). Former astronaut Chris Hadfield wrote, “Ashes to ashes, […]

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Starburst Spider

Mars’ seasonal cap of carbon dioxide ice has eroded many beautiful terrains as it sublimates (goes directly from ice to vapor) every spring. In the region where the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this image on Feb. 4, 2009, we see troughs that form a starburst pattern. […]

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