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Are the images featured in The World at Night’s annual “Earth and Sky” photography contest meant to celebrate the wonders of the night sky, or draw attention to the worries about the night sky? They’re meant to do both, says astrophotographer Babak Tafreshi.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield spent his five months in orbit with songs, snapshots, and social media. As he travels back Earth, his son reflects on what’s next for the sudden celebrity.
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Two spacewalking astronauts may have fixed an ammonia leak outside the International Space Station Saturday, perhaps bringing the outpost’s vital cooling system back up to full strength.
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SYDNEY — Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light.
Satellite imagery can serve as a time machine, revealing dramatic change in just a few seconds — but can you imagine documenting almost three decades’ worth of all that change, across most of our planet’s land mass? A team of imaging experts, computer scientists and journalists did. Now they’ve unveiled the result: a globa database of zoomable, animated satellite views known as Timelapse.
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Huge numbers of people on Earth are keen to leave the planet forever and seek a new life homesteading on Mars.
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It’s been six long years since world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking got a taste of weightlessness during a zero-G airplane flight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center — but he still wants to feel the real deal aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane.
Should Stephen Hawking should go into space or is it too risky?
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Comet ISON, the long-traveling iceball that skywatchers hope will turn into the “Comet of the Century,” takes on a fuzzy glow in an image captured two weeks ago by the Hubble Space Telescope and unveiled on Tuesday.
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NASA’s Kepler planet-hunting probe has identified two potentially habitable planets only a little bigger than Earth, circling a star that’s 1,200 light-years away. The planets could conceivably be covered by a global ocean, and they may well lead the growing list of alien worlds that can host life as we know it.
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You don’t need gravity to have a great St. Patrick’s Day, just ask astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station.
Hadfield, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut, is celebrating the Irish holiday in orbit by wearing a green shirt and a bright green bow tie Sunday while photographing Ireland from space.
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Civilian passengers of the Airbus A330 Zero-G, who are not astronauts nor scientists, enjoy weightlessness, on March 15, during the first zero gravity flight for paying passengers in Europe.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield took the helm of the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking only the second time in the outpost’s 12-year history that command has been turned over to someone who is not American or Russian.
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A newly discovered asteroid the size of a football field will cruise through Earth’s neighborhood this weekend, just days after another space rock made an even closer approach to our planet.