Science & Astronomy

NASA Pioneer, Dark Matter, and the 'Errors' of Science
end of the world, conspiracy, warning
October 2nd, 2014
There are many misconceptions about science, including how science advances. One half-truth is that unexpected research findings produce crises, leading to new theories that overturn previous scientific knowledge.
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Stunning Photo Captures 'Wild Duck' Star Cluster in Flight
Wild Duck Cluster Imaged by La Silla Observatory
October 1st, 2014
The ESO’s 2.2-meter telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile captured a spectacular image of the Wild Duck Cluster.
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'Strikingly Geometric' Shapes Hidden on Moon's Surface
Ocean of Storms on the Moon
October 1st, 2014
The moon's Ocean of Storms was previously thought to be a round crater left after a giant impact, but now researchers surprisingly find it is underlain by a giant rectangle created by cooling lunar lava as the moon formed.
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Weird 'Island' on Saturn Moon Titan Puzzles Scientists (Video, Photos)
Cassini Sees Weird Feature in Titan's Sea
September 30th, 2014
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an odd islandlike feature in Ligeia Mare, one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas. Scientists don't know what to make of the structure, which covers about 100 square miles.
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This Huge Alien Planet Is Making Its Host Star Age Prematurely
Artist's concept depicting the giant alien planet WASP-18b and its star, which are about 330 light-years away.
September 29th, 2014
The close-orbiting alien planet, known as WASP-18b, is apparently disrupting the magnetic field of its host star so much that the object is behaving like a much older star, researchers said.
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Huge Cloud on Saturn's Moon Titan Is Made of Toxic Cyanide
The giant swirling cloud on Saturn's largest moon Titan is seen here in two images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. At left is a spectral map of the cloud taken on Nov. 29, 2012. The inset at right is a natural color view of the cloud. Scientists have disc
October 1st, 2014
A giant cloud that covers the south pole of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, has a surprisingly poisonous nature: It's made of cyanide. The giant cloud, first spotted by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2012, is the size of Egypt and covers Titan's south pole.
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