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Glorious Ultra Clear Video Shows One Entire Year Of The Sun

Video: This is what the sun looks like over the course of a year. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the Sun and all of its fiery grace from 1 January 2015 to 28 January 2016. That beautiful burning orb looks unbelievable in this amount of detail.


Getting A Look At The Geology Of Pluto's 'Broken Heart'

While the world gets excited about the confirmation of gravitational waves, NASA’s New Horizons mission has been quietly and steadily releasing a stream of new information about the formerly neglected dwarf planet. The Pluto flyby revealed a surprisingly clear heart shape on its surface, and NASA has since been investigating the geological features that comprise the uneven pale spot.


We're Entering A Golden Age Of Space Tourism Propaganda

Whether they’re selling tickets to orbit or making sure the science funding keeps flowing, rocket companies and space agencies alike have a vested interest in getting the public jazzed about the cosmic beyond. So it’s no surprise that we’re now entering a golden age of space tourism propaganda — one that’s bringing back the beloved, classic design elements of long-past atomic age propaganda.


RIP Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, The Sixth Man To Walk On The Moon

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away on February 4th, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his mission to the moon. The Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 14, he was the 6th astronaut to step foot on the moon. He was 85.


This Is How NASA Transports Spacecraft In An Aircraft

Image Cache: One of our favourite weird cargo aeroplanes, NASA’s Super Guppy, was caught in action again last week. The Megamind impersonator carried the Orion crew module pressure vessel from NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility, in New Orleans, to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


The Mystery Of Pluto's Moving Hills Has Finally Been Solved

Something strange has been happening on the surface of Pluto. There’s a series of hills, each about a couple of kilometres across, and they appear to be moving.


NASA's New 360 Degree, Interactive Mars Viewer For Your Phone Is Unsettlingly Good

We tried NASA’s brand new 360 degree Mars panoramic viewer for your phone, and we think it’s about as good a Mars view as you’re going to get right now, lacking a spaceship. Test it out for yourself.


Mumbai's Garbage Fire Is So Huge You Can See It From Space

Image Cache: Here is a trash fire. This new image posted by the NASA Earth Observatory shows the devastating smoke cloud coming off the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, India. According to the report, the landfill handles 3700 metric tonnes of waste ever day, accounting for about a third of the city’s garbage.


The Earth And Moon As We Know Them Were Created In A Violent Collision With Another Planet

4.5 billion years ago, when Earth was 100 million years old, Theia — a planetary embryo around the same size as Earth — crashed into our planet in a “violent, head-on collision” creating one single planet — and the moon.


NASA's Aerogel Insulation Makes Its Way To Activewear

Being 90 per cent air, aerogel is an extremely lightweight. It is also the lowest-weight thermal conductor on the planet, making it ideal for space suits, the innards of Space Shuttle tiles and the Mars Rover. Now aerogel insulation will be available in a range of jackets, gloves, beanies and pants thanks to performance apparel company Oros.


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