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Weightlessness in a Heavy World

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Gravity is acting upon us from the moment of conception, and because of that, it is completely beyond our awareness, until now! Take a look at some fun to be had in zero gravity flights, and you’ll be amazed at all there is to appreciate! (And we may also eliminate some other things that could be “weighing us down.”)

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16 minutes

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The Story Behind Cassini’s Remarkable Dive Into Saturn

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Now here’s a remarkable source of wonder that the 24-hour news cycle could barely find time to show us! But if you want to be transformed, and wear a broad smile every time you look up at the night sky, dive into this article. (There are a few real miracles in this story!)

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12 minutes

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Way Beyond the Swan: Here’s Origami in Space!

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Here’s what happens when we apply the Mathematics of Origami, complex folding, to engineering and space!

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9 minutes

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Going to Venus Before Mars? Think Actual “Cloud Cities”!

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When we consider the first manned missions to colonize another planet, there are some fascinating reasons to consider Venus over Mars. See what you think!

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9 minutes

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Bill Nye on “Can We Survive an Asteroid Strike?”

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The news is full of wild claims and appears to be looking for reasons to spread acrimony and fear these days. Leave it to Bill Nye (the Science Guy) to explain why the threat of an Asteroid strike should NOT be keeping us up at night.

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35 minutes

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1972: The Last Time Humans Set Foot On the Moon

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It’s been over 45 years since we left our last footprints on the moon. The Apollo 17 moonwalks and mission were spellbinding. Here’s an amazing video!

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14 minutes

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Hubble: An Actual Time-Machine

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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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17 minutes

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Why Spend Public Funds on “Curiosity-Driven Science”?

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In tough economic times, have you ever heard someone rant about how worthless some science research can be? Here’s what I’m going to add to that conversation next time! Take a look…

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18 minutes

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Never “Save” a Great Idea for Later!

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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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19 minutes

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How to Stay Calm When You’re Going Blind in Space

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What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done? Did you come away from it transformed in a good way? Here’s a story about where the emotion of fear can be teased apart from our actual options.

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10 minutes

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Sally Ride: Pioneer, Astronaut, Icon

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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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9 minutes

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

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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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An Astronaut’s Perspective on Earth

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Can a view change our perspective? While many of us may never see Earth from above, hearing astronauts talk about seeing Earth from space serves as a beautiful reminder of the broader picture we are a part of!

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8 minutes

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Lunar Eclipse: What Exactly Happened Last Night?

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The new everwideningcircles.com website launch is today, and we thought it was symbolic to celebrate that with a brief article to explain the amazing lunar eclipse enjoyed around the world last night.

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9 minutes

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What’s the Perseid Meteor Shower?

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Want to spend some time in an “old school” state of wonder? Take someone you care about with you on a trip to outer space tonight or tomorrow night. You may end up with more fun than you expect!

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9 minutes

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Why Send a Sundial to Mars?

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Bill Nye was always the fun “science guy” and as the years have gone by, he’s just gotten better: smarter and wittier. Let him explain why we need sundials on Mars.

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12 minutes

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The Most Important Science Images

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Some of the most brilliant leaps of science have been accompanied by a mental picture that changed everything for all of us. Take a look at these inspiring images.

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24 minutes

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Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!

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Nothing inspires wonder like space! And we might not even realize that we have a 25 year old “workhorse of technology” orbiting our planet, expanding our view of ourselves.

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7 minutes

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Heard of ISS? The Incredible International Space Station

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The ISS is the most incredible feat of mankind and most of us barely know a thing about it!… Learn the wonder here today.

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19 minutes

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Moonstruck: A Lunar Education in 4 Quick Videos

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Tonight’s a full moon here and soon somewhere else around the globe. What makes the moon phases and how did the moon come to be? Be the smartest person on the blanket the next time you are moon gazing! Take a look!

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10 minutes

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Water in Space = Pure Wonder

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Have you ever stopped to appreciate how strange and wonderful water can be? It’s incredible! Changing form completely depending on the temperature. But… what about water in space? Now that’s a real wonder!

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