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Alien Megastructures Found

If people want to see alien megastructures, they don’t need to look off into a far away solar system. There are already alien megastructures right here on Earth.

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Have A Tuchulcha Morning

Answer quickly: Who is the Roman god of the dead? It’s Pluto, right? Yes, and no. Pluto is a Roman god of the dead, but it turns out that he’s not the only one. Pluto was inspired by the Greek Hades, who had the nickname

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Far Out Space Photography

Today, astronomy is proving itself to be literally brilliant. The Hubble space telescope has used the gravitational lens created by a cluster of galaxies to obtain images of yet more galaxies, at an even greater distance – 12 billion light years away. An image of

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Can We Put A National Park On The Moon?

Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Donna Edwards and Eddie Bernice Johnson submitted H.R. 2617, a bill that would, if passed into law, create a new National Historical Park – on the Moon. It would be called the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park. Can we do

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The People Who Radiate Mars

Despite the many dangers and deprivations inherent in such a journey, large numbers of people have applied to join the mission to colonize Mars. Tens of thousands have entered their names as candidates for Mars One.

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Follow Curiosity En Route To Mars

A map, using the Solar System Simulator v4.0, showing where the spaceship carrying Curiosity is today, in relation to Earth, Mars, the Sun and the rest of the planets in the Solar System.

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Earth Version Two Discovered

The place for humans to inhabit would probably be along the planet’s zone of permanent dawn, where the rays of Glieselight are low enough to avoid causing excessive heat. Plants, if they’re edible, could grow to remarkable size in such conditions.

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UFO Or Rotating Space Debris?

The apparent change of shape could come as the object rotates in space, or as the astronaut’s craft moves in relation to the object. The light in the last frame does look an awful lot like the reflection of sunlight off a piece of metal.

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