Eye-popping 'Interstellar' Movie App Puts Universe at Your Control
Screenshot from "Interstellar Experience" Game
September 18th, 2014
"The Interstellar Experience" lets players create their own solar systems, explore systems created by other users, travel through wormholes and fly past black holes in the Endurance, the spaceship featured in the upcoming film.
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Woo Hoo! Buzz Aldrin's Role on 'The Simpsons' Leads to Action Figure
Buzz Aldrin Action Figure
September 10th, 2014
Buzz Aldrin, whose accolades include being the second out of only 12 astronauts to walk on the moon, can now add being one of the 25 greatest guest stars on 'The Simpsons,' at least as immortalized in a new line of toy action figures.
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George Takei Helps Beam $650K to 'Star Trek' Fan Film
'Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar' Federation Starship Drydock
August 27th, 2014
With the backing of none other than Sulu, a fan-made production of a feature-length "Star Trek" film raised more than $650,000 to chronicle one of the U.S.S. Enterprise's adventures.
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Asteroid Science: How 'Armageddon' Got It Wrong
Asteroid Threatens Earth
September 17th, 2014
In the 1998 movie 'Armageddon,' an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to collide with Earth in 18 days. Despite its entertainment value, the film is fantastically inaccurate, astronomer Phil Plait said.
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Space Fashion Week: How Slow Factory Makes NASA Photos Into Clothes
Mars rock layers on scarf
September 10th, 2014
A New York Fashion Week event will showcase a line of silk scarves artfully printed with free-to-use images taken by NASA spacecraft like the Hubble Space Telescope and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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At Astronomy on Tap, Space Lessons Come with a Drink
Astronomy on Tap Logo
August 24th, 2014
Drawing a crowd for a series of lectures on astronomy isn't easy — unless, of course, you have alcohol on your side.
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SpaceX's Elon Musk Takes Ice Bucket Challenge
Elon Musk gets water dumped on his head
August 19th, 2014
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind the private rocket company SpaceX, has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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LEGO May Make Hubble Space Telescope Kit After Fans' 10,000 Votes
Hubble Space Telescope LEGO Model
September 2nd, 2014
A fan's idea for a LEGO toy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary just came into greater focus. The design for a toy brick model of the orbiting observatory got 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, qualifying it to be reviewed for possible pro
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'Theory of Everything' Poster Unveiled for Stephen Hawking Biopic
Theory of Everything movie poster
August 21st, 2014
A new poster for a Stephen Hawking biopic set for release later this year celebrates the love and scientific theories of one of the most well known cosmologists ever.
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