LIGO Generations (Trailer)
This artist's illustration depicts the creation of gravitational waves from two orbiting black holes as ripples in space-time. In March 2014, astronomers announced the first detection of long-sought gravitational waves, though some critics now say the fin
August 29th, 2014
Four generations of researchers are on the hunt for gravitational waves.
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As Space Shuttle Discovery Turns 30, Smithsonian Curator Shares Orbiter Secrets
Space Shuttle Discovery at Udvar-Hazy Center
August 29th, 2014
NASA's retired space shuttle Discovery will mark the 30th anniversary of its first launch being admired by fans of all ages, according to the Smithsonian's curator charged with its care.
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Labor Day Weekend Stargazing: See Moon, Mars and Saturn Meet Up
Moon, Saturn and Mars on Labor Day 2014
August 30th, 2014
Look up this Labor Day weekend to see a lovely celestial tableau in the southwestern part of the evening sky.
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How NASA Is Tracking Earth's Melting Arctic Sea Ice (Video)
NASA's ARISE Mission
August 29th, 2014
A new NASA mission launched in the Arctic this week could help scientists learn more about Earth's changing climate.
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US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit
X-37B Space Plane in Orbit
August 29th, 2014
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane has winged beyond 600 days in orbit on a classified military mission that seems to have no end.
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Neptune and 'Dodgeball' Asteroid Star in Webcasts Tonight: Watch Live
The planet Neptune shines a serene blue in this image assembled from two photos by NASA's Voyager 2 probe during its historic flyby of the planet in August 1989. Neptune reaches an orbital milestone called opposition in the night sky on Aug. 29, 2014.
August 29th, 2014
The action starts at 8 p.m. EDT, when the Slooh Community Observatory will air a four-hour show to mark an alignment of Neptune, Earth and the sun. Then Slooh will cover the flyby of near-Earth asteroid 2002 CU11. You can watch live at Space.com.
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Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?
sunrise, sun shine, dawn
August 30th, 2014
What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history.
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Film Students Play Starring Role in Stratospheric Balloon Launch (Video)
New York Film Academy Balloon Earth View
August 29th, 2014
When you think of the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Authority and the FBI, a team of starry-eyed film students may not necessarily come to mind as a potential partner for science.
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