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The Universe's Largest Galaxies Rotted From The Inside Out 

Littered across the cosmos are massive, dead galaxies, containing roughly half the stars in the known Universe. Much about these cosmic graveyards remains a mystery, but a study published yesterday in Science study offers additional insight into their death: They rotted from the inside out.


NASA Says Nobody's Getting To Mars Without Its Help

NASA really wants humans make it to Mars, and it also really wants to be the one that gets us there. In fact, NASA administrator Charles Bolden went so far as to say that “No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars.”


NASA Is Studying How To Replace Mirrors In Its Telescopes With Glitter

Space telescope Hubble and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope are made with huge, expensive mirrors. And that can be a problem when you’re paying to launch the thing into space. So instead of one big mirror, how about thousands — or even millions — of tiny ones? In other words, how about glitter?


Now You Can See How Close To Perfect The SpaceX Landing Was

Yes, it’s true that yesterday SpaceX failed to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone barge in the ocean. But it wasn’t exactly a crash landing, like last year’s attempt. In fact, it was a nearly perfect landing — until the rocket began to tilt and fall over. This video shows you how close they came.


WIN! A $12k Trip For 2 To The NASTAR Space Flight Simulator In America

Alright, alright, alright guys — this is pretty amazing! To celebrate Interstellar now being available on Blu-ray and DVD, Gizmodo has teamed up with Roadshow Entertainment to send you and a friend to The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR) Center in Philadelphia. NASTAR is the only non-government facility for G force exposure in the world — perfect for your simulated space flight and overview of what it takes to be an astronaut. Entering is easy!


The European Space Agency Is Being Littered With Pacman-Style Art

Stroll around the European Space Agency’s operations center in Darmstadt, Germany, and you’ll see more than rocket science. Appearing on the sides of buildings is a series of artworks inspired by ’80s arcade games.


I Really Want To Hike Across This Landscape, But It's On Mars

This aerial view shows all kinds of exposed geological features that are waiting to be explored: long rugged ridges, plunging great craters and even the occasional wide flat plain. Sadly, it’s at least 54 million kilometres away.


Just Read The Instructions Is Waiting For Another SpaceX Landing Attempt

Floating in the Atlantic, Just Read the Instructions — SpaceX’s refurbished barge autonomous spaceport drone ship — is ready for today’s controlled reentry and targeted touchdown attempt of a Falcon 9 first stage, planned for 4.33pm EDT (6.33am AEST).


NASA Gears Up For Hubble's 25th Anniversary

In anticipation of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary on April 24th, NASA is padding its Instagram all weekend with short movie clips celebrating the scope that’s brought us some of our most iconic and awe-inspiring images of the universe.


Spacewalk GoPro Footage Is The Best GoPro Footage

Down here on Earth, GoPros have been attached to humans jumping off buildings whilst on fire and stunt planes virtually on fire, but thanks to NASA, the coolest POV footage is some guy drifting around and not saying much for an hour.