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Have You Met The Animal That Can Survive in Space?

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Tardigrades are the definition of “small but mighty”. They’re never any bigger than 1.5mm, but these creatures can survive pretty much everything!

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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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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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24 minutes

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The Hubble Telescope is a Time Machine

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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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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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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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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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7 minutes

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Art, a Space for All

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What can art teach us about putting aside our differences? A Pakistani-American artist is bringing us together with a sculpture that inspires awe and transforms our ideas about religious differences!

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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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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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5 minutes

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Happy Birthday Mae Jemison!

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The story of Mae Jemison’s life is one about pursuing your dreams and striving for better. And tomorrow’s her birthday! So let’s celebrate.

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18 minutes

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At Our Best, We Can Create Soaring Spaces!

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The Sistine Chapel is one of the world’s more revered artistic sites. Art historian Elizabeth Lev takes us on a journey through this magnificent space that transcends religion and culture, and gets at the essence of wonder!

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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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20 minutes

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Preserving Our Nights Skies: A Mission Beyond the Stars

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When was the last time you gazed up at the stars of the night sky? Imagine if future generations didn’t have access to that wonder? Light pollution impacts 80% of humanity, and it can have serious impacts on our health and the planet. Here are the people working to save our dark skies and the easy ways you can make a positive impact too.

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How a Bra Company Brought Us to the Moon!

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What do bra manufacturing and the first man to step on the moon have in common? Meet the unsung heroes of the first moon landing and hear the curious tale of how bra technology helped support the astronauts of Apollo 11!

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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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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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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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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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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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Just Listen: The Croatian Sea Organ

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How does sound effect our sense of place? The Sea Organ in Zadar, Croatia is using sea and structure to transform public space by making us listen.

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