Leonard Nimoy, Spock on 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83
Leonard Nimoy, seen here as the Vulcan "Spock" in the classic science-fiction television series, "Star Trek," passed away on Feb. 27, 2015.
February 27th, 2015
Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the beloved Vulcan 'Spock' on the original "Star Trek" TV show, died today (Feb. 27) at 83 years old.
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Confirmed: Space Rock Created Swedish Lake
Hummeln crater
February 25th, 2015
After two centuries of arguing about its origin, geologists have finally confirmed that Hummeln Lake in southern Sweden is an impact crater.
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Mars on Earth? What Life Is Like on the 'Red Planet’
One small step for Mars in Utah - mdrs research
February 19th, 2015
In a Mars environment, it appears even brewing may be possible.
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NASA Satellite Captures Amazing 3D Videos of Rain, Snow
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite
February 27th, 2015
Mesmerizing and swirling animations of rain and snow dance across a map of the Earth, shown in a video released yesterday (Feb. 26) by NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.
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Should Humanity Try to Contact Alien Civilizations?
Some researchers want to use big radio dishes like the 305-meter Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to announce our presence to intelligent aliens.
February 24th, 2015
For more than 50 years, scientists have been scanning the heavens for signals that may have been generated by intelligent alien life. Some researchers are advocating that we beam out signals of our own designed to catch aliens' eyes as well.
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Bright and Stormy Night: Clouds Make Cities Lighter
skyglow
February 19th, 2015
Clouds are interrupting the natural night cycles of the moon and stars. Because of light pollution, when clouds roll in at night, cities brighten instead of growing darker, researchers find.
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America's Amazing, Drivable Crater: Alamo Impact Yields Secrets
Alamo impact crater
February 9th, 2015
Evidence provided by pulverized rocks offers the most comprehensive view yet of Alamo crater, the most accessible impact crater in North America.
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Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning
Big Bang Theory: Universe Timeline
February 26th, 2015
A new way to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity could imply that the age of the universe is infinite, and that there was no true Big Bang that started it all.
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Lichen, Pizza and Mars Crew 149 (Gallery)
Utah desert - mdrs research
February 19th, 2015
The 149th crew to "explore" the Red Planet care of the Mars Desert Research Station has made some interesting discoveries — not all what you would expect.
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Say Cheese! Hubble Telescope Sees Cosmic Smiley Face in Space
Smiling Face of Galaxy Cluster SDSS J1038+4849
February 11th, 2015
The universe is smiling today — at least, that's what it looks like in a new space photo that appears to feature a smiling face emerging from the light of the universe.
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