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7 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomenon
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7 Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Natural Phenomenon

Nature never ceases to be awe-inspiring. With rare and natural

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6 Unnerving Facts About The Zone Of Silence
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6 Unnerving Facts About The Zone Of Silence

Mexico’s mysterious, magical zona del silencio–the Zone of Silence, is

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Happy 25th Birthday, Hubble Space Telescope
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Happy 25th Birthday, Hubble Space Telescope

Coming up this Friday is the 25th anniversary of the

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Do Alien Supercivilizations Exist? 100,000 Galaxies Come Up Empty
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Do Alien Supercivilizations Exist? 100,000 Galaxies Come Up Empty

Photo credit: NASA (the Andromeda galaxy) Earlier this month NASA

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Our Planet’s Raging Tinnitus: Why Does The Earth Hum?
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Our Planet’s Raging Tinnitus: Why Does The Earth Hum?

Ever since the late 1990s, seismologists have been aware that

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The Secretive History of NASA
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The Secretive History of NASA

NASA’s history is filled with both amazing successes and tragic

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Nine Weird Ways of Gravity
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Nine Weird Ways of Gravity

Gravity: it’s all around us, pulling on us every moment

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The Little Planet That Could
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The Little Planet That Could

When I was a kid there were 9 planets in

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The Center Of Our Milky Way Galaxy Smells Like … Raspberries & Rum?
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The Center Of Our Milky Way Galaxy Smells Like … Raspberries & Rum?

Everyone knows that no one in space can hear you

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Amazing Facts About NASA
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Amazing Facts About NASA

There was a time when space exploration was one of

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What Will Happen To Earth When Betelgeuse Explodes?
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What Will Happen To Earth When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Supermassive star Betelgeuse, a red giant, now exists in one

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Is Everything We Know About The Big Bang Theory Wrong?
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Is Everything We Know About The Big Bang Theory Wrong?

Cosmologists generally accept the Big Bang theory as the official

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How Will The SpaceX Weather Satellite Protect Us From Solar Storms?
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How Will The SpaceX Weather Satellite Protect Us From Solar Storms?

Al Gore may still receive a fair amount of ribbing

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The Hubble Smiley Face and Other Crazy Things Found In Space
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The Hubble Smiley Face and Other Crazy Things Found In Space

Space is full of unfathomable craziness. But once in a

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Space Farts and Other Downsides to Being An Astronaut
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Space Farts and Other Downsides to Being An Astronaut

Every kid dreams of being an astronaut when they grow

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14 Awe-Filled Quotes About ‘The Overview Effect’ From Outer Space
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14 Awe-Filled Quotes About ‘The Overview Effect’ From Outer Space

The Overview Effect, often reported by astronauts, is a cognitive

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7 Time Capsules –  From Andy Warhol, To Walt Disney To Outer Space
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7 Time Capsules – From Andy Warhol, To Walt Disney To Outer Space

Today, America opened a time capsule from 1795. But what

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11 Space-tacular Facts About Buzz Aldrin
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11 Space-tacular Facts About Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin dedicated his life to the pursuit of space

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17 Terrifying Theories About Black Holes
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17 Terrifying Theories About Black Holes

The black hole is a fascinating space phenomenon that makes

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17 Fun Facts About The Asteroid Belt
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17 Fun Facts About The Asteroid Belt

Most of us are familiar with the Asteroid Belt as

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10 Crazy Facts About the Solar System
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10 Crazy Facts About the Solar System

Space, as a wise man once wrote, is big. Really

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Eleven Ways the Orion Spacecraft Is Happier and Shinier Than Your Spacecraft
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Eleven Ways the Orion Spacecraft Is Happier and Shinier Than Your Spacecraft

After a test launch, NASA’s new Orion spacecraft looks good

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Check Out The Awesome Parachute Feature On Orion!
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Check Out The Awesome Parachute Feature On Orion!

There’s been a lot of buzz going around lately about

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Watch this Beautiful Time Lapse Footage of World Cities Flying By from Space
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Watch this Beautiful Time Lapse Footage of World Cities Flying By from Space

Enjoy this stunning time lapse footage from space…

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“Monkey Snot”: A Phenomenal Look Out the Space Shuttle’s Front Window During Launch
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“Monkey Snot”: A Phenomenal Look Out the Space Shuttle’s Front Window During Launch

Although NASA is currently between manned launches at the moment,

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