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​Say cheese! Hubble telescope captures extraterrestrial smiley face
The heavens are smiling back at mankind through a star constellation discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope, which captured an image of a galaxy cluster that looks exactly like the smiley face we have all grown accustomed to in the internet age.

10.02.2015 00:53

Amazing Aurora Borealis lights up skies above US, Russia (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A NASA astronaut on board the ISS has recently been busy snapping the Northern Lights in various locations around the globe. Be it at sunrise over the US coast, or in the dead of night above central Russia, the images are stunning.

08.02.2015 12:29

Stunning timelapse shows Earth bathed in infrared light (VIDEO)
A mesmerizing new video showcases what the Earth looks like in infrared light – something that is invisible to the human eye but that nonetheless radiates from the planet’s surface constantly.

30.01.2015 23:37

5 sub-Earth-sized planets discovered orbiting ancient sun-like star
An international team of astronomers has discovered an “unusual” star system that is comprised of the oldest known star hosting planets, 11.2 billion years old. To compare, the Big Bang is considered to have happened 13.8 billion years ago.

28.01.2015 06:22

Soprano in space: 'Phantom of the Opera' star trains for ISS flight in Russian forest
World-famous soprano and songwriter Sarah Brightman is braving Russia’s wilds as she undergoes special astronaut training in survival in extreme rural conditions, which includes making a shelter from a parachute and cooking food in the forest.

25.01.2015 08:00

From trolling social media to funny faces, Obama’s State of the Union got tongues wagging
The president’s annual State of the Union address is filled with pomp and circumstance, tradition and serious ideas put forth to better the country. But President Barack Obama’s SOTU speech had moments of levity sprinkled throughout.

21.01.2015 15:42

NASA telescope spies 3 new potentially habitable (and close) planets
NASA’s Kepler telescope has its eye on three new potentially habitable planets. At a distance of 150 light years, the three “lukewarm” bodies are among the closest candidates for habitable life.

17.01.2015 14:11

​2014 officially hottest year on record
Two leading US climate research bodies have declared that 2014 was the warmest year since records began in 1880, with surface temperatures about 0.68 Celsius (33 °F) higher than the historic average.

16.01.2015 22:47

ISS crew locks down inside Russian sector after cooling system glitch
The threat of a possible toxic leak in the US sector of the ISS forced the American astronauts on board to isolate their module and move to the Russian sector. The hatch was reopened hours later after no leak was detected, NASA reported.

14.01.2015 11:16

Curiosity team denies claims of ‘microbe traces’ on Mars
The Curiosity team has turned down suggestions made by an outside researcher, who said that she spotted microbe traces on the pictures made NASA’s rover on Mars’ surface.

11.01.2015 20:25

NASA to drop new robot into volcano to study eruptions
NASA will plunge a small robot into a volcano in Hawaii in order to map data and geographical features of its insides, such as fissures and volcanic vents. A similar robot is already exploring the volcano.

08.01.2015 15:51

NASA’s iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ image gets amazing hi-res makeover
Twenty years after NASA’s iconic 'Pillars of Creation' image captured a series of gaseous columns stretching an astonishing five light years high, the space agency has recaptured the same scene and rendered it in high-definition.

07.01.2015 01:37