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Redditor Captures A Rare Fireball Meteor on Video

Ben Lewis recently enlisted the help of astronomy loving Redditors to identify a mysterious looking cloud he captured while filming the night sky. What he found out was surprising. He’d managed to accidentally capture a rare sky event – a ...
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Hypothetical Pics: If Earth Had a Ring Like Saturn

Have you ever wondered what our sky would look like if we had a ring like Saturn’s instead of our moon? Wonder no more because io9’s writer/ science illustrator Ron Miller has illustrated his predictions of what you might see ...
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Astronaut Fashion: Spacesuits Through the Years

Imagining what the iconic picture of Buzz Aldrin on the moon might look like if he weren’t wearing a space suit can be stomach churning when you think about all of the elements that the personal space ship protects against. ...
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Sculptural, Data-Based Basket Weaving

There’s a long running joke going around about earning a “wasted” college degree in basket weaving… often including some other equally “useless” factor. “Underwater” basket weaving often tops the list. It’s a good thing for us that Nathalie Miebach didn’t ...
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The Great Moon Hoax of 1836

Long before the panic that arose after the 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds by Orson Wells, there was another alien hoax that gripped the world. Purported to be the findings of British astronomer Sir John Herschel, perhaps the ...