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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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7 minutes

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Searching for the 9th Planet… Once Again!

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Still mourning the loss of Pluto? No worries, scientists are searching for the 9th planet, and they are getting closer to finding it!

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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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8 minutes

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Building the Solar System in the Desert

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Some people who look at the world and say “why not?” Meet a group of friends who decided to create the first to scale solar system in the desert of Nevada!

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7 minutes

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Why Do We See Faces on Mars?

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We’ve seen a lot on the surface of Mars, but what about the stranger things? Why do we keep seeing things like canals, bigfoot, iguanas, faces on Mars?

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6 minutes

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Our Space Junk Problem: Educating Ourselves for the Future

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The era of space exploration hasn’t been long, but it has had an impact. Get better acquainted with our space junk problem and how we can fix it!

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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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26 minutes

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Meet our New Neighbors!

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The TRAPPIST-1 discovery of seven earthlike planets has shaken the world, but what does this discovery mean for you and me? Here’s a little perspective on it all!

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12 minutes

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Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity

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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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9 minutes

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The Martian and Understanding Movie Music with Wonder

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Here’s a window into a world that most of us have been exposed to hundreds of times, but would take for granted unless we had a great teacher to educate us. I’ll never listen to a movie score the same again!

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5 minutes

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The Blind Astronomer Gazing into the Universe

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Meet the Blind Astronomer from Nova Scotia who is peering into space and beauty of the night sky more vividly than most of us ever will!

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16 minutes

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Things to Celebrate One Year Ago: Good News from December 2015!

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If I refreshed your memory about the dreadful things happening in the news one year ago, you’d remember them. But what about the good things? Did we hear enough of that too! Here are some remarkable things to celebrate from a year ago!

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7 minutes

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Peering into Space: The Image that Changed Everything

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Have you heard of the Hubble Deep Field Image? Let us introduce you to the image that changed the way we look at space and possibility!

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8 minutes

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Sparks in Space? The Science of Space Welding!

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How does welding work in space? It’s actually a fascinating process that many of us don’t even know about! Here’s some science that will leave you feeling a little smarter.

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6 minutes

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Who Will We Become?

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What would the wise astrophysicist Carl Sagan remind us this morning?

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32 minutes

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Space: the Future, the Frontier

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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

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Look Up! The Importance of Stargazing

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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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What Do Astronauts Dream About?

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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

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A Mission Returns from “Mars”

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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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5 minutes

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Would YOU Want Alien Neighbors?

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In the search for life beyond this planet are we asking the right questions? Should we be looking for alien life? Or is searching a part of being human?

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11 minutes

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What Will We Know in 100 Years?

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Explore some of the discoveries of the past century! From penicillin, to our origins, to general relativity, we have learned a lot over the past 100 years! What will we learn in the next?

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7 minutes

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Insights From Carl Sagan: From ET to Religion

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What is our place in the grander scheme of history, the universe, and life beyond earth? Here are some insights from Carl Sagan that give us a little perspective on where we are within it all.

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21 minutes

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What are Gravitational Waves Anyway?

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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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11 minutes

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The Secret Lives of Scientists: Space Explorers Edition

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Where do astronauts get their start? What inspired Neil deGrasse Tyson to become an astrophysicist? Here are the origin stories of some of our greatest scientific and cultural icons!

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10 minutes

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The Scale of Everything and Your Point Within

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We all know the universe is a gigantic expanse… but where does humanity fit within it? Check out an interactive perspective on our place in this universe!

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23 minutes

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Where is Everybody? SETI searches for extraterrestrials

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What are the odds – the actual, scientifically calculated chances – of our communicating with other intelligent life out in the universe? Turns out they are mathematically pretty good! Take a look…

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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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8 minutes

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Exploring the Farthest Reaches of Space Travel

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Are there limits to how far we can reach in our exploration of the universe? What can intergalactic limitations teach us about appreciating the here and now?

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