To Capture the Milky Way, Capture the Landscape
the milky way, photography, how to
July 23rd, 2014
A lone tree, 16 shots, and a stunning view of the Milky Way.
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Searching for Alien Life in the Universe? Don't Look for E.T.
Alien planet
July 15th, 2014
For the first time in history, humanity is within reach of finding Earth-like planets where life exists, but these extraterrestrials may not take the form of intelligent beings, experts say.
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Hotspot May Reveal Origin of High-Energy Cosmic Rays
Cosmic Ray Shower
July 8th, 2014
A hotspot of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays has been found in the vicinity of the Big Dipper, though the source of the rays remains a mystery.
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Capturing a Comet-Galaxy Conjunction
Comet Pan-STARRS and Andromeda Galaxy
July 15th, 2014
A comet-galaxy conjunction is a rare opportunity for amateur astronomers.
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Salt on Mars May Have Melted Red Planet's Ice
Gully Channels on Mars
July 7th, 2014
Water could have flowed on the surface of Mars with the help of salts in the Martian soil that can melt ice, just as salts on Earth can be used to melt ice on slippery winter roads and sidewalks, researchers say.
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Why Extraterrestrial Life May Need Alien Oceans
Ocean exoplanet
July 21st, 2014
Scientists searching for planets where E.T. may live have homed in on places where liquid water could exist. But a livable world may require not just water, but oceans, a new study suggests.
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Spectacular 'Supermoon' Rises This Weekend
supermoon over washington monument
July 11th, 2014
You might want to step outside tomorrow night (July 12), when a bulging "supermoon" will rise in the evening sky. The event coincides with Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun will align along the east-west streets in the grid of Manhattan.
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Ancient Asteroid Destroyer Finally Found, And It's a New Kind of Meteorite
abstract illustration of a meteor shower on a planet
June 27th, 2014
A strange meteorite from Sweden is a new kind of space rock never before seen on Earth, a study reports. The baseball-sized gray blob could be the long-sought "other half" of an asteroid belt collision 470 million years ago.
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