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04.08.15 Peter Yeh

Over 2,000 spaceships, including dozens over a kilometer long, with powerful weapons that can annihilate smaller ships in a single shot, are raining fire down on the few remaining defenders of the Ticonderoga, a space station that orbits a barren planet called ZXB-VC II. This all takes place in EVE Online, the popular space themed […]

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03.10.15 Prachi Gupta

Astronomers are hyped after finding that there may up to nine dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way Galaxy. A dwarf galaxy, the smallest type of galaxy, is a cluster of at least 5,000 stars. Though scientists predict that there are a lot of dwarf galaxies around our own massive galaxy, they are notoriously hard to […]

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02.24.15 Prachi Gupta

An unusual comet crossed the sun’s path, NASA reported on Tuesday as it released footage captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory that it shares with the European Space Agency. The comet grazed the sun between February 18 and 21. Although it’s the 2,875th comet seen by SOHO, according to NASA, it’s noteworthy because “it’s […]

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02.11.15 Prachi Gupta

An international team of scientists have observed, for the first time ever, what they think is a multistar system in very early stages of formation. The implications of the findings, published in Nature, may help researchers understand why some star systems have only one star (like ours), and other have two or more stars. ETH […]

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02.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Business Insider reports that amateur astronomers digging through thousands of web-based Milky Way Project noticed yellow clusters in some images taken from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Astronomers believe that the yellow balls are an early part of the evolution of massive star formations. “The yellow balls are a missing link between the very young embryonic […]

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01.14.15 Rhett Jones

When it was announced on January 8th that Ted Cruz would be the lastest senator in charge of overseeing NASA, many believed that the budget-cutting representative would whittle the space agency down to nothing. Well, at least a partial look at Cruz’s plans was released to the press on Wednesday, and surprisingly the Senator claims […]

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12.31.14 Rhett Jones

The crew currently aboard the International Space Station will probably be having a weirder New Year’s Eve than you, even if you decide to take that experimental chemical recommended by the Backdoor Pharmacist that you just haven’t had the balls to try for months. That’s because this year the astronauts will be navigating what they call “The […]

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12.29.14 Bucky Turco

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shot a photo of New York City from aboard the International Space Station, which hovers over 200 miles above the Earth at a speed of about 17,150 miles per hour. “Can almost see the Statue of Liberty,” wrote Cristoforetti, a captain in the Italian Air Force, on Twitter accompanied […]

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12.19.14 Prachi Gupta

If the future goes the way two NASA scientists envision it, humans could one day hang out in airships in Venus’s clouds. That’s what Dale Arney and Chris Jones of NASA’s Langley Research Center have proposed with the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept, reports IEEE Spectrum. They even say that it may make more sense […]

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12.08.14 Rhett Jones

A team made up of Ivy League students has built a drone from organic mushroom materials that can bio-degrade rapidly. The students from Brown, Spelman, and Stanford also say that in situations like space travel, where transportation of materials is always difficult, astronauts would simply need to bring a small sample of the necessary bacteria or […]

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