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12 minutes

Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity

When Chris Hadfield released his cover of David Bowie’s song Space Oddity filmed on the ISS, it captured the attention of the world. Let’s take a moment to celebrate this iconic and beautiful video!

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15 minutes

Hype Aside: What are our real energy options?

Do you feel us edging away from fossil fuels? If we look where innovation is moving, it’s not in coal, oil and gas. No the creative thought leaders and clever young innovators are moving on. See where they are taking us!

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14 minutes

Hubble: An Actual Time-Machine

Nothing captures the human imagination quite like space, and it’s easier than ever to find a lot of space-related wonder! Take a little trip through the galactic high points with the Hubble Telescope!

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32 minutes

Space: the Future, the Frontier

Explore the story of a remarkable movement to colonize space spurred on by a spirit of possibility and innovation! Here’s a piece of fascinating history that shouldn’t be forgotten.

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7 minutes

Look Up! The Importance of Stargazing

What can the night sky teach us about our own humanity? Whether you are looking up through the lights of the big city or surrounded by vast wilderness, stargazing can play an important role in reframing our perspective…

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14 minutes

Let’s Go WAY Back: The BIG History Project

Have you ever laid back under the blanket of a starry sky and wondered about our place in the universe? The history of our existence relies on 8 “magic moments” in time. Here’s the place to have your sense of wonder expanded!

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4 minutes

What Do Astronauts Dream About?

Have you ever wondered what an astronaut dreams about? Here’s a fascinating look that will remind you of some of the things most precious to you here on earth!

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17 minutes

A Mission Returns from “Mars”

Have you ever wondered what life would be like on Mars? After a year in a Mars exploration simulation, crew members return to earth with insights on what long-term living in space would be like!

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21 minutes

What are Gravitational Waves Anyway?

Gravitational waves are something we hear a lot about, but what are they, and why is their discovery so important? Here are some answers that will leave you feeling a little smarter!

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17 minutes

A Crash Course in “Crash Course”

Ever find yourself on the internet aimlessly clicking to find great, engaging content? Let us introduce you to one of our favorite places on the internet, the incredible YouTube channel, Crash Course!

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20 minutes

Want to be a space archaeologist?

Growing up a great number of us probably wanted to be an astronaut or an archaeologist, but what if you could have been both? Yes, space archaeology is here, and soon, we will be able to become citizen space archaeologists!

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18 minutes

Never “save” a great idea for later!

A little probe that was sent hurtling through space in 1977 – one that’s still moving and beaming back info – can teach us a lot about what we should do with a great idea. This could be the best idea hatched 39 years ago!

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10 minutes

Sally Ride: Pioneer, Astronaut, Icon

Sally Ride was the first American woman in space, but her path to becoming an icon for equality was riddled with moments that exemplified why diversity is so very important to progress. Here are some of those stories in her own words…

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6 minutes

What is Dark Matter and Why Does it Matter?

Dark matter appears to be all around us, and yet it is incredibly difficult to detect. This frontier of science is changing not only the way we understand the composition of our universe, but also our place within it!

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9 minutes

#EarthArt: A Hashtag, Literally, “Out of this World!”

Astronaut Scott Kelly made it back to Earth last week after a year spent in space. While orbiting the globe, he shared his unique perspective on the world below on Instagram and Twitter, and the images he sent back down to of us all are incredibly awe-inspiring.

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4 minutes

What the Heck is a Leap Year?

Ever wondered what a Leap Year is really all about? It turns out, Leap Years are a little more complicated than we usually think! Don’t worry, Niel Degrasse Tyson is here to explain!