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  1. Space

    The Moon and Venus Snuggle Up Close Tonight, Here’s How and When to See It in GIF form!

    Tonight you'll be able to see a beautiful view of the Moon and Venus next to each other in the sky. Sure, they'll still actually be millions and millions of miles away from each other, but it's all about perspective, and tonight's perspective will be lovely. Here's how to see it in seven easy steps and eight silly GIFs.

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  2. Space

    Meet Zephyr: The Windsailing Rover NASA May Use to Explore Venus

    Because Venus, ranging from 24 to 162 million miles from Earth, is as close as any of us really want to get to a nightmarish hellscape, I suppose it makes sense that we haven't yet figured out a way to explore its surface. But that may soon change: NASA is considering sending a rover to the surface of the planet by making that rover a windsailer.

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  3. Space

    Tonight At Sunset Pause Arrested Development And Look At Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury Together

    I get it. It's Memorial Day weekend. You have 15 episodes of Arrested Development to get through before returning to work, but tonight take a minute to look to the Western sky and see Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus huddled together. It's not something you get to see every day, and in fact it's pretty rare.

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  4. Science

    Is The Venus Express Probe Watching Volcanoes Erupt On The Planet As We Speak?

    Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) are seeing increased levels of sulfur dioxide in the already rather poisonous atmosphere of Venus. There are a couple of possible explanations for the spike in levels of the gas, but right now, we're going to get excited about the coolest possibility, which is that the ESA's Venus Express probe is seeing the results of some not insignificant volcanic activity on the surface of the planet.

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  5. Weird

    More Than a Year After His Death, Steve Jobs’ Super-Yacht is Finally Complete

    It's been over a year since Steve Jobs passed away, but Apple's creative juggernaut is still making awesome stuff. Jobs' private yacht, which he designed but never had the chance to see finished, has been spotted in the wild at a shipyard in  Aalsmeer, Holland. Constructed by Dutch shipbuilder Feadship, the Jobs family had the yacht the completed even after Job's death, with the help of French designer Phillipe Starck. Dubbed "Venus," after the Roman god of Beauty, Jobs' massive ship's sleek design is definitely reminiscent of the man's personal aesthetic.

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  6. Space

    Amazing Views of Venus and Jupiter Across the Sky

    As you may recall, Jupiter and Venus have been putting on quite the show together as they pace each other across the night sky. For those of you that haven't seen some of the more dramatic conjunctions of these planetary bodies, Patrick Cullis has put together this beautiful time lapse video. What's more, he's pointed his camera above Boulder, Colorado's beautiful Flatiron rock formations. It's an unforgettable view.

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  7. Space

    Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon Line Up Beautifully

    Over the past few weeks, you might have noticed two bright lights in the night sky that stuck close to each other night after night. These weren't stars, but rather the planets Jupiter and Venus traversing across our view. On Sunday, the two planets lined up with our moon in a spectacular conjunction made all the better by Rick Ellis' multiple exposures, tracking the progress of the triplet as they make their way across the sky.

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