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Don't Panic: The Ozone Hole's Holding Steady

Despite research suggesting that the ozone layer is still being chewed apart, NASA’s most recent study of the Antarctic ozone hole reveals it isn’t getting any larger.


Look At The Size Of Rosetta's Comet Compared To A 747!

Holy crap, this is amazing. Imgur user grouchymcsurly made this incredible size comparison between the stinky comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and a Boeing 747-400. It really puts it in perspective. This thing is incredibly huge!


Land Chris Hadfield's Space Photography On Your Coffee Table

Is there a person left on the internet who hasn’t yet swooned over astronaut Chris Hadfield’s jaw-dropping images from space? Here’s a chance to have them in your home: The former ISS commander has collected some of his photographs into a book.


This Documentary Explains The Crazy Reality Of Living On Mars

Do you want to go to space? Of course you do, and the fun thing is you (probably) can — if you have lots of money. The good news is that space tourism is getting cheaper and easier, so it’s entirely likely that you might be able to afford it one day. But you probably don’t want to say goodbye to Earth quite yet.


These Pictures Of Sushi Floating In The Space Are Truly Awesome

If someone thinks that by mixing awesome with awesome the result is going to be something different than pure awesome, he should check Space Sushi out: A bizarre Twitter account (and Tumblr) devoted to pictures of sushi floating in the space. Is there anything more awesome than that?


Unlucky Kids Lost Their School Projects In The Antares Rocket Explosion

Watching the unmanned Antares rocket explode after lift-off last night was devastating, but the loss was especially tough for a handful of school-kids across the US and Canada. In addition to the supplies onboard were projects they designed for the space journey.


Amazing New Image Of The Earth And The Moon Taken Outside Lunar Orbit

Briefly: China’s National Space Agency has released this stunning image of the Earth and the Moon from an extraordinary vantage point. Taken yesterday by their Chang’e 5 spacecraft on, the photo shows the far side of the moon with the Earth on the background.


Space Whiskey Safely Returned To Earth

Back in 2011, a group of alcoholics masquerading as scientists managed to somehow persuade their bosses that sending (very small) vials of whiskey to space was a viable ‘experiment’. Four years on, the whiskey has eluded the clutches of the ISS astronauts and has landed safely back on Earth.


You're Looking At Mars' Atlantis Basin

Briefly: Right in the centre, you’re looking at Mars’ Atlantis basin — now four billion years old — and the delightfully named Chaos that surrounds it. The Chaos is in fact hundreds of flat-topped hills, stretching 170km away from the flat basin. [ESA]


What A Comet Smells Like (Spoiler: Real Bad)

Now we’ve gotten closer than ever to a comet in space, we can start answering serous scientific questions, like… err, what such a thing smells like?


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