Science & Astronomy

'Beam Me to Mars' Lets You Send Martian Messages to Fund Space Exploration
Mars, the Red Planet, may seem beyond reach in this view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2003. But the space company Uwingu has launched a "Beam Me to Mars" project to let the public send messages to the Red Planet in order to raise funds for space
August 19th, 2014
Uwingu launched its "Beam Me to Mars" project today (Aug. 19), inviting people to contribute, for a fee, to a "digital shout-out" that will send messages from Earth to the Red Planet on Nov. 28 — the 50th anniversary of Mars exploration.
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WATCH LIVE NOW: NASA Talks Search for Habitable Alien Planets
The alien planet Kepler 186f is the first extrasolar world ever found to be about the size of Earth and in the habitable zone of its parent star. But if scientists ever hope to try to find life on such a planet, giant new space telescopes are needed, rese
August 20th, 2014
NASA will host a live panel discussion today (Aug. 20) on the search for habitable alien planets, and how studies of ancient Earth can help scientists today. Watch live at 5:30 p.m. ET (2130 GMT).
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Roof-Crashing Meteorite Linked to Giant Impact that Made the Moon
Fireball Over California's Bay Area on Nov. 18, 2012
August 19th, 2014
A meteorite that crashed into a California house in November 2012 can be traced back to the giant impact that formed Earth's moon 4.5 billion years ago, a new study reveals. Astronomers have reconstructed the violent history of the Novato meteorite.
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Space Telescopes Reveal New Clues in Star's Supernova Death (Video)
The supernova seen in X-ray
August 18th, 2014
New forensic data gathered by NASA telescopes reveal clues about what caused the supernova that suddenly appeared in the nearby Messier 82 galaxy earlier this year.
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Star Cluster, Nebula Glow Red in Amazing New Photos
NGC 3603 and NGC 3576
August 20th, 2014
A telescope in the Southern Hemisphere captured an amazing view of two star-forming regions in the Milky Way.
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Supermassive Death: 3 Stars Eaten by Black Holes
Supermassive black hole jet conception
August 19th, 2014
Astrophysicists have analyzed two decades-worth of X-ray data and discovered three events inside galactic cores that can be interpreted in only one way: stellar destruction.
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In Conversation with Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Chris Hadfield, astronaut, ISS, international space station
August 19th, 2014
Through the creative use of social media, he’s made space exciting and accessible to new generations of enthusiasts.
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