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  1. Space

    Still Not Aliens: NASA Says That Flash of Light Seen by Curiosity Rover Isn’t What UFO Speculators Think It Is

    The above image is making it's way around UFO sites and news outlets alike. It's a photo taken by the Mars Curiosity rover on April 3rd, and it doesn't show aliens. Relax, Internet.

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  2. Space

    Attention People of Earth: NASA Wants You to Take a #GlobalSelfie on Earth Day, April 22

    Looking for something to do on Earth Day, April 22nd? NASA has a plan for a global selfie, and they want you to be a part of it. Here's how.

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  3. Space

    Health Risks Of Mars Mission May Be Unethical, Exceed NASA’s Capabilities

    NASA wants to send a mission to Mars by 2030--but first they asked the Institute of Medicine to analyze the health risks and ensuing ethics of sending humans deeper into space than ever before. According to a new report today from a panel of medical experts, it looks like my Mars Colony fantasies may be compromised.

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  4. Gaming

    NASA Teamed With Kerbal Space Program for Playable Asteroid Redirect Mission

    NASA has a plan to redirect an asteroid and park it in lunar orbit. They want to give the Moon a moon! It sounds a little far-fetched, but we're completely on board, and so are the folks at Kerbal Space Program. They've teamed up with NASA to add the mission to the game, and you can play it right now.

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  5. Space

    This Is the Beep the Curiosity Rover Sends NASA Everyday So They Know She’s Okay

    This picture from Bobak Ferdowsi's Instagram account shows the waveform of the status beep that Curiosity sends back to Earth from the surface of Mars to let NASA and Ferdowsi know she's doing fine.

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  6. Space

    Watch the New ISS Crew Finally Dock With the Space Station Tonight After Unplanned Days in Orbit

    Three new crew members were scheduled to dock with the ISS two days ago, but due to engine problems, Alexander Skvortsov, Steve Swanson, and Oleg Artemyev have had to wait in orbit to dock at 7:58PM ET today. You can watch them finally get to the ISS and stretch their legs live right here with coverage starting at 7PM ET.

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  7. Space

    Watch Live as The New Crew of Expedition 39 Launches to the International Space Station at 4:15PM EDT

    The new crew of the ISS Expedition 39 will launch to the space station today, and you can watch it right here with live coverage beginning at 4:14PM EDT. New Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov, Steve Swanson, and Oleg Artemyev will launch today on the Soyuz TMA-12M.

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  8. Tech

    So Here’s An Interesting Thing About NASA Spacesuits And Penis Sleeve Sizes

    Everyone knows the male ego is fragile, especially when it comes to the size of their Cyclops. You know, their Sonic Screwdriver. Earthworm Jim. Whatever you call it, this rule applies to all guys; especially, apparently, to NASA astronauts, who were so concerned about the size of their Bilbo Bagginses that their own spacesuits suffered.

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  9. Space

    Astronomers Say There May Be Waves On Titan’s Seas, But Don’t Plan To Go Surfing “Just Yet”

    At yesterday's Lunar and Planetary Science Conference scientist Jason Barnes made an incredible announcement: NASA's Cassini Spacecraft has detected unusual glints of light that may indicate waves on Saturn's largest moon Titan. Saturn: go for the rings, stay for Titan's hydrocarbon boogie boarding.

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  10. Space

    Want to Watch ISS Astronauts Live in Space? Then Watch the Appropriately Titled Live From Space Tonight

    Right now, there are highly-trained astronauts whizzing around 240 miles above us eating freeze-dried food out of packets and just being cooler than us. Tonight on the Nat Geo Channel, we'll be able to see just how much cooler they are first-hand with their unprecedented 2-hour Live from Space special.

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  11. Space

    Check Out NASA’s SXSW Booth and Learn About Tiny Asteroid-Hunting Satellites

    There's a lot going on at SXSW including this booth by NASA to let tradeshow attendees know that space is still out there. We took a quick look at the booth and learned about how NASA is planning on protecting us all from asteroids.

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  12. Space

    ISS Astronauts Will Be Returning To Earth in the Soyuz Shuttle Tonight, Check Back Here For a Livestream

    After more than five months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut will return to Earth via the Soyuz shuttle -- and you'll be able to watch the landing yourself if you check back here around 11:24 EDT. In the meantime, check out the NASA public livestream to learn more about the landing.

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  13. Space

    NASA Wants YOU to Help Detect Asteroids, and They’re Willing to Pay

    Grab your no. 2 pencils and Texas Instruments! NASA announced today that they will be awarding $35,000 in prizes between now and August to civilians who develop asteroid-detecting algorithms. NASA, I'm flattered that you would ask, but honestly I'd prefer if you had this whole "preventing planetary extinction" thing down already.

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  14. Space

    This Video of a Russian Experiment Looks Like Real-Life Gravity

    In the wake of Gravity's Awards Season success, Sploid has this eerie video to remind us that Astronaut Ryan Stone's horrifying space odyssey essentially happened "for real" back in 2006. Yes, the Russian experiment was all in the name of education, but that doesn't make the footage any less bone-chilling.

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  15. Space

    Yesterday’s Asteroid Wasn’t Alone, Another One to Buzz Us Much Closer Today

    Yesterday, a 100 foot-wide asteroid flew by Earth slightly closer than the moon at 217,000 miles away. It turns out it wasn't alone, though, and an asteroid about the size of a bus will hurtle by today. It might be much smaller, but today's asteroid, 2014 EC, will be 1/6 of that distance at only 34,000 miles away. The universe's aim is improving.

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