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ISS Celebrates 15 Years In Orbit

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On November 2, 2010 the largest orbiter in history was put into orbit around Earth. It may have taken a while longer for the rest of the modules to be attached, but it was 15 years ago today that astronauts ...

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Why Is The Sky Blue On Pluto? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is the sky blue on Pluto?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “Mr. Science” but again it still beats answering inquiries about assorted, odd intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “Plating” was ...

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Why Is NASA Postponing Orion’s First Manned Mission? — ‘The Why’

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Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why is NASA postponing Orion’s first manned mission?” Good question. (OK, it’s a little “current events” but again it beats answering those questions about your odder intimate acts. Seriously? We thought “The ...

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk: We Should Nuke Mars

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Elon Musk thinks we should bomb the red planet. Yes, the Elon Musk—the head of Tesla Motors and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)—has made headlines again with some of his more creative and controversial thoughts. During a recent interview appearance on ...

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NASA Plans To Turn Human Poop Into Food

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Someday NASA astronauts may actually broadcast: “Houston this food tastes like sh*t!” and it won’t be an exaggeration.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that they have awarded a $200,000 grant to a team of researchers who hope ...

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‘Star Wars’ And ‘Star Trek’ Fans Argue Over Pluto

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According to numerous sources, Pluto has become a problem.   The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) New Horizons Pluto Mission has quite unintentionally sparked what some call “a heated argument” between fans of Star Trek and fans of the Star ...

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Suntory Whiskey Will Be Aged In Space

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If the astronauts get “Lost In Space” it might be because they’re sampling the Suntory Whiskey. After garnering awards for making the world’s best whiskies, Japanese beverage company Suntory Holdings Ltd. is looking toward the future. Indeed, if their newly ...

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Scientists Discovered the Secret of Tahoe’s ‘Blueness’

Surprise regarding Tahoe's blueness revealed

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The beautiful waters at Lake Tahoe are clear and blue, but that is dependent on different things along with different environmental factors which determine how clear the blue lake is at any given time. But those are different things, with ...

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Scientists at NASA Design ‘Windbot’ to Study Alien Atmospheres

A 'windbot' may one day surf the turbulence in Jupiter's atmosphere

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A team of NASA scientists are looking into what is the requirement to build a robot that could stay aloft on a distant world, studying alien atmospheres.   The ‘windbot’ could be able to explore the planets such as Jupiter ...

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Science Suggests Plankton Have a Bigger Purpose Than Being Food

Plankton brighten up fluffy stuff above our heads

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Recent scientific study shows that plankton actually have a purpose other than being bait or food for fish, they also light up clouds over the southern ocean.   Boffins at the University of Washington and the Pacific Northern National Laboratory ...

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