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Galaxy 'Far, Far Away' Discovered

Oct 23, 2013

Peering back to nearly the beginning of the universe, a team of astronomers have found the most ancient and distant galaxy yet. The newly discovered formation is a stunning 13.1 billion light years away from the Earth.

An Exoplanetary Milestone

Oct 22, 2013

Astronomers searching for worlds beyond the Earth celebrated a milestone on Tuesday as the number of observed exoplanets now numbers over 1,000.

Knapp's News 10/20/13

Oct 20, 2013

George Knapp shares a number of items that have recently caught his attention including an article about how the US military could build a 'Terminator' robot.

Northern Lights From ISS

Oct 19, 2013

During the government shutdown, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) tweeted some spectacular snapshots.

Cat Vision Photos

Oct 17, 2013

Artist Nickolay Lamm has created a set of photographs that show how a cat's vision differs from humans.

Meteorite Recovered From Lake

Oct 16, 2013

Divers at a Russian lake have pulled out a half-ton meteorite that was part of a larger space rock that burned up over Central Russia back in February.

Hubble Captures Celestial 'Rose'

Oct 13, 2013

This breathtaking image, courtesy of the Hubble Telescope, reveals a distant galaxy which boasts a unique, rose-like appearance.

Astronaut Scott Carpenter Dies at 88

Oct 10, 2013

Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter has died at the age of 88.

Knapp's News 9/29/13

Sep 29, 2013

George Knapp shares some recent items of interest including his I-Team report about how JFK visited Las Vegas 50 years ago to check on a classified project to build a nuclear rocket engine.

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

Last Night

Constitutional lawyer Jonathan Emord spoke out against Electroconvulsive Therapy and shared updates on vaccinations. Open Lines followed in the last hour.

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