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Inside the Large Hadron Collider

Sep 27, 2013

If you've ever wanted to tour inside the Large Hadron Collider, you're in luck. Google Street View spent two weeks mapping the lab's underground tunnels, control centers and laboratories.

Video: Rotating Moon

Sep 21, 2013

A mesmerizing video of the Moon's rotation has been created using images taken by the Wide Angle Camera aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

'Han Solo' Photographed on Mercury

Sep 20, 2013

NASA's Messenger probe has captured a rather curious-looking shape on the surface of the planet Mercury.

Knapp's News 9/15/13

Sep 15, 2013

George Knapp shares some recent items of interest, including his I-Team report on the efforts to preserve natural darkness, and an article about erasing unwanted memories.

So Long Voyager 1

Sep 13, 2013

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has completed a historic milestone, becoming the first human-made object to leave the solar system. The 36-year-old probe has traveled about 12 billion miles from the sun and is now in a region outside of the solar bubble.

Frog Launches with Spacecraft

Sep 12, 2013

An amazing photo taken at the launch of the LADEE spacecraft by a NASA remote camera, captures what appears to be a startled frog leaping high into the air at the moment of liftoff.

Liftoff! LADEE Launches!

Sep 6, 2013

NASA's latest spacecraft rocketed toward the Moon atop a Minotaur V rocket late Friday, lighting up the sky over Virginia.

LADEE Set to Launch

Sep 2, 2013

NASA's newest probe, dubbed the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), will launch later this week.

Hubble Spots Cosmic 'Caterpillar'

Aug 30, 2013

A six-trillion-mile-long stretch of interstellar gas and dust resembling a caterpillar or tadpole has been spotted by Hubble.

The Origin of Species?

Aug 28, 2013

At a geochemistry conference in Florence, Italy, scientist Steven Benner suggested that life on Earth may have been spawned as a result of a serendipitous Martian intervention

Video: 5000-Light-Year-Long Plasma Stream

Aug 24, 2013

Using images taken over a 13-year span by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have assembled time-lapse video of a 5,000-light-year-long jet of superheated gas being ejected from a black hole at the center of a galaxy named M87.

Lava-Covered Planet Has 8.5 Hour 'Year'

Aug 23, 2013

A newly discovered planet has one of the shortest orbital periods ever detected by astronomers, speeding around its star once every 8.5 hours.

'Ball Lightning' Created in Lab

Aug 19, 2013

Colorado researchers have created a type of "ball lightning" in the laboratory, making clouds of plasma emerge from a solution.

Mysterious Sprites

Aug 14, 2013

Mysterious phenomena in the upper atmosphere known as Transient Luminous Events take place too fast for the naked eye to see.

Hyperloop Design Unveiled

Aug 12, 2013

The visionary entrepreneur Elon Musk (pictured) has introduced a plan for rapid transportation via a tube he calls the Hyperloop.

NASA's Asteroid Mining Mission

Aug 9, 2013

NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft is set to launch in 2016 on a mission to study a near-Earth asteroid.

Pink Alien Planet

Aug 7, 2013

An exoplanet glowing a dark magenta (pictured in an artist's illustration) has been discovered by infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii.

A Year of Martian Memories

Aug 2, 2013

In anticipation of next week's one year anniversary of NASA's Curiosity Rover landing on Mars, the space agency has released a time-lapse video which showcases the past twelve months of work done on the Red Planet.

The Antikythera Mechanism

Jul 31, 2013

Pictured is a reconstruction of the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism, believed to be an astronomical instrument of great precision.

NASA's Asteroid Retrieval Mission

Jul 27, 2013

NASA has received more than 400 submissions in response to the agency's Asteroid Initiative, a two-part proposal that aims to locate space rocks on a collision course with Earth as well as capture and place an asteroid into lunar orbit for future study.

Stunning Lightning Storm Photos

Jul 26, 2013

Earlier this week NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg captured some stunning pictures of lightning storms from aboard the International Space Station

Earth Seen From Saturn

Jul 23, 2013

The Cassini spacecraft, currently near Saturn, some 900 million miles away, sent back a photo of how Earth appears at this distance.

Knapp's News 7/21/13

Jul 21, 2013

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including a report on a study that says sound waves can be used to levitate objects.

World's Largest Virus Found

Jul 20, 2013

French researchers have discovered the largest virus ever seen on Earth. Dubbed the Pandoravirus, after the myth of Pandora's box, it measures 1,000 times bigger than the common flu virus by volume.

3D Photo: Curiosity on Mars

Jul 18, 2013

This is a beautiful landscape 3-D shot of the Curiosity rover on Mars, with its arm extended and preparing to drill the first-ever drill hole on Mars.

DARPA's Humanoid Robot, Atlas

Jul 12, 2013

Boston Dynamics' latest robotic creation appears to have stepped right out of the Terminator movie series.

Did Earth Have Two Moons?

Jul 8, 2013

A scientist has suggested that at one time Earth may have had a second, smaller moon that survived for just a few million years before it collided into our current moon.

Future Earth's Last Survivors

Jul 1, 2013

In more than a billion years from now, as our sun becomes hotter and brighter, the last surviving creatures will be...microbes.

Knapp's News 6-30-13

Jun 30, 2013

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including photos that may show the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane.

3 Exoplanets in Gliese's Habitable Zone

Jun 26, 2013

Around the star Gliese 667C, 22 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a solar system with 6 to 7 planets-- three of which orbit that sun's habitable zone.

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