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  1. Things We Saw Today: A New Book By Kate Beaton!!!!!

    This is real life!!

    Drawn & Quarterly is publishing the follow-up to Kate Beaton's wildly-successful Hark! A Vagrant! Step Aside, Pops even features our favorite sassy velocipedestrienne on the cover. (via LA Times)

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Monkey Island LEGOs!

    That's the second biggest monkey head I've ever seen!

    Tumblr'r Chris Healy ran into these two on-point gals cosplaying as the female assassins from the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity. Take that, "too hard to animate." (via Tumblr)

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  3. Things We Saw Today: The Best Doggie Star Wars Costume Yet

    And you can own it!

    If you want your dog to join you in your Star Wars group cosplay, why not grab this officially-licensed doggie bantha costume? Tusken Raider totally included. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

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  4. Here’s How to Get the Best View of This Summer’s 3 “Super Moons”

    Bonus! You also get to correct everyone about how ordinary they are!

    This summer, there will be 3 super moons. But are they really as "super" as we think they are?

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  5. Astronomy’s “Cinderella” Caroline Herschel on Stuff You Missed in History Class

    Well not really on it. She's dead, but they talk about her.

    On this week's episode of the great Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast hosts Tracey V. Wilson and Holly Frey highlight Caroline Herschel, often called the "Cinderella of Astronomy." Her brother William tends to get most of the credit -- like telescopes named after him -- but Caroline's contributions to astronomy were also noteworthy.

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  6. Are You Alone In the Universe? This Animated Short Doesn’t Think So [VIDEO]

    Consider the Following

    Munich design collective KurzGesagt has a lot of super-deep questions they'd like to ask you about life, the universe, and everything. But don't panic: they also have a lot of answers for you, as evidenced by this gorgeously rendered animated short about the biology, chemistry, astronomy, and philosophy that directly go into making you the complex life form you are. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Look to the Skies! Tonight’s Camelopardalids Meteor Shower Could Be Quite Spectacular

    "A brand new meteor shower for a brand new you!" - Camelopardalids marketing department

    Tonight a new meteor shower, the Camelopardalid, is expected to hit the skies. It could be a big one with as many as 400 meteors per hour, so make plans to head somewhere dark, get comfy, and start making a list of wishes -- you might be getting a lot of them.

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  8. Scientists Have Found Our Sun’s First Sibling

    Welcome to the family, HD 162826!

    You can take the star out of the cloud of dust and gas, but you can't take the cloud out of the star. After years of searching a new study has identified the first ever star known to have emerged from the same "birth cluster" as our sun--and our celestial sister from the same space mister may host habitable planets.

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  9. Today We Learned Our Friend Bill Nye Took Astronomy Classes From Carl Sagan [VIDEO]

    Did the classroom implode into a black hole of awesomeness?

    Our friend Bill Nye is being profiled by the new PBS/NOVA series The Secret Lives of Scientists. Previously, he's shared his origin story and spoken about his penchant for bowties. In this clip, Bill chats about how deeply he's been influenced by Carl Sagan (you know, the host of the original Cosmos), and how Bill hopes to continue Sagan's legacy.

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  10. Fly Through the Universe in a New 3D Charted Rendering of Known Galaxies [Video]

    "These aren't the voids you're looking for." -Hilarious astronomers.

    If driving really fast through the snow at night with your headlights on just doesn't do it for you anymore (or has resulted in too many accidents), here's a video of what it would look like if you could fly through the universe at warp speed. As an added bonus, the galaxies are enlarged so you can pretend you're a giant space monster.

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