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Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot Is Shrinking Before Our Very Eyes

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Scientists are saying that the giant red spot on the planet Jupiter is not so giant anymore. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope calculate that the spot, a giant long-lasting storm, is narrowing by about 580 miles a year, much faster than before. In the late 1800s the red spot was an oval 25,500 miles […]

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“Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse Unfolds Tonight

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Space geeks around the country will get a celestial show that won’t be visible in the United States again until 2019. A full lunar eclipse will take place early Tuesday morning that at it’s peek will turn the moon from bright orange to blood red and then to brown. The eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at […]

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Scientists Discover Vast Ocean On Saturn Moon

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If there is water there could be life. And that is what has the science world buzzing about the discovery of a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s little moon Enceladus. A team of Italian and American researchers uncovered the body of water using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn. Cassini was launched 17 years ago from […]

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Asteroid Has Close Encounter With Earth

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  An asteroid about the size of three football fields zoomed by Earth late Monday, missing our planet by about 2 million miles. The small space rock that could do catastrophic damage if it were to hit our planet, was traveling at approximately 27,000 miles per hour. The asteroid came just about a year after a relatively small asteroid blew up over […]

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Hubble Telescope Captures “Cosmic Dawn” From 13 Billion Years Ago

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If you ever wondered what the Universe looked like at the beginning of time, scientists have released images of what they are calling the “Cosmic Dawn.” NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has looked back to a chaotic time 13. 2 billion years ago when never-before-seen galaxies were tiny, bright blue and full of stars bursting to life all over the place. […]

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New Breathtaking Images Of The Greatest Light Show On Earth

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A series of new images have been published that were taken in northern Canada and Iceland of this year’s Aurora Borealis. The breathtaking shots of what is also known as the Northern Lights are some of the most spectacular to date. The photos show the yearly occurrence of solar particles colliding with the Earth’s atmosphere. Being a […]

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NASA Celebrates Voyager 1 Leaving The Solar System

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After 36 years of traveling to the outer limits of our solar system, NASA announced today that Voyager 1 has traveled beyond the hot plasma bubble that surrounds the eight planets that orbit our sun. The space agency released a statement today saying that it is now convinced that Voyager 1 is the first spacecraft […]

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NASA Joins Instagram With Stunning Photos Of The Earth And Moon

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So if you think you have some really cool shots on Instagram, think again. NASA joined the photo sharing social media site today and posted shots that you won’t see on anyone else’s page. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration posted two images for its debut. The first was a detailed  image of the Moon and its […]

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August’s Full Moon Is Many Moons In One

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  On Tuesday, the night sky lit up with one of the brightest full moons of the year . Full moons happen every 29.5 days but this full moon is also a Blue Moon. Space.com is saying this month’s lunar spectacle is not just a Blue Moon — it’s also the Full Sturgeon Moon, the Full Red Moon, the Green Corn […]

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Discovery Of Giant Pink Planet Has NASA Scientists Baffled

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If Victoria’s Secret were to have their own planet it would look like the giant new world that has scientists at NASA baffled over it’s massive size and it’s bright pink color. Planet  GJ 504b is four times the size of Jupiter and is so huge that it’s the largest-mass planet orbiting a star like the sun […]

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Over 100,000 Sign Up To Start A New Life On Mars

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  Ever thought about packing up and starting over some place new? Well how about 200 million miles away on another planet? That’s exactly what over 100,00 applicants are hoping as they have all dropped down $38 thousand dollars for a one way ticket to Mars. Participants on the Mars One project, which is planned […]

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Look Out – NASA Says There Are 1400 Asteroids That Could Wipe Out Earth

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Our friends over at NASA announced some rather dreadful news this week. Scientists at our nation’s space agency are saying there are close to 1400 asteroids that could possibly smash into Earth, wiping out mankind and pretty much ruining everyone’s day. The good news is that it most likely won’t happen for another 100 years but […]

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Scientists Discover Three Earthlike Planets Orbiting Gliese 667C

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Scientists this week announced that after taking a closer look they have found three earthlike planets orbiting a distant star. In the search for alien life forms throughout the Universe, this week’s news has space geeks buzzing over the discovery that has revealed there are three Exo-planets orbiting Gliese 667C that are all in the […]

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Naked Scientist Natalia Avseenko Swims With Beluga Whales

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A 36 year-old Russian scientist was persuaded to strip naked and dive into sub-zero Arctic waters by marine experts who claim that Beluga whales don’t like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits. So skilled diver and marine scientist Natalia Avseenko took off her clothes and plunged into the freezing water with temperatures hitting minus […]

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What Humans Might Look Like In 100,000 Years

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According to an artist and a computational geneticist, humans will all one day have heads bigger than Keith Olbermann and eyes bigger than Mila Kunis. Artist Nickolay Lamm and Dr. Alan Kwan, who consider themselves visionaries, are predicting that in 100,000 years, people might have larger heads, Google Glass type contact  lenses and sideways-blinking oversized Disney eyes that glow […]

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Giant Asteroid To Narrowly Miss Earth Tonight

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A large asteroid that is measuring 1.7 miles wide is going to be cruising past Earth at 5 p.m. today in what will be its closest approach in nearly 200 years. Asteroid 1998 QE2, that travels with it’s own 2000 ft moon, will come within 3.6 million miles of Earth, which is about 15 times the distance from our planet to the moon. […]

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Traces Of Supernova Found In Space Rocks In Antarctica

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Scientists are saying that two grains of sand were found in a pair of meteorites that landed on Earth billions of years ago from an explosion in space. The new discovery suggests the grains were formed in a single supernova explosion that occurred in space over 5 billion years ago. These grains may even come […]

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NASA Discovers Smallest Planet Ever Outside Our Solar System

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In the search for alien life, astronomers have stumbled upon the smallest planet ever discovered outside of our own solar system. The tiny exoplanet is about the size of our moon. Even though the little planet is an awesome discovery, the search for alien life will continue on because the new planet orbits too close […]

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Scientists Say “End Of Universe” Coming – But Not For A While

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Scientists are now saying that a catastrophic event will end the Universe, but it won’t happen for another billion years. After last year’s incredible discovery of the Higgs boson particle, scientists say when you add up the numbers, it’s not looking good for the future of the universe. “If you use all the physics that […]

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Asteroid DA14 Makes Historic Pass As Meteorite Rocks Russia

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Earthlings were incredibly humbled today as we were reminded that we live on an enormous piece of rock that is barreling through outer space along with billions of other pieces of rock that can bump into each other at anytime. In two completely separate incidents that scientists are saying had nothing to do with each […]

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New Study Shows Dinosaur Extinction Coincides With Impact Of Chicxulub Asteroid

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By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/07/2013 02:11 PM EST on LiveScience The theory that a cosmic impact ended the age of dinosaurs in what is now Mexico, has fresh new support, researchers say. The most recent and most familiar mass extinction is the one that finished the reign of the dinosaurs — the end-Cretaceous or Cretaceous-Tertiary […]

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Near-Miss Asteroid Will Travel Less Than 18,000 Miles From Earth

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Not quite sure if our space monitoring technology is getting that much better or if asteroids are flying that much closer to our planet – but scientists are saying a record-setting asteroid is expected to fly past Earth the day after Valentine’s Day. NASA is also saying we have nothing to worry about and the asteroid has […]

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13 Year Old Sends Hello Kitty Doll Into Space

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Fresh off the news that Iran sent a monkey into space, a 13 year old California girl decided to one up them by blasting her Hell Kitty doll to the stars. The seventh-grade girl sent a Hello Kitty doll into near space for a science project, upstaging baking soda volcanoes worldwide. When Lauren Rojas decided […]

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Alien Planets Face Grave Danger In Two Star Systems

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A two star system in space is a solar system that has two suns. These systems, which are also called binary star systems can be a hazardous place for exoplanets. A new study is suggesting that alien planets born in widely separated two-star systems face a grave danger of being booted into interstellar space. Intersteller […]

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Scientists Say Black Holes May Be Much Bigger Than We Thought

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I know there is a certain irony reporting about black holes in space on the day that the Mayans predicted the end of the world – but researchers are saying that there are more black holes in space than they previously thought and they are much bigger. “Ultramassive black holes that is, black holes with […]

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