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  1. Things We Saw Today: GWENPOOL

    Marvel's Spider-Gwen variants keep getting better and better. This one is for Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #2, by Bobby Rubio. (via Newsarama)

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  2. Do Female Astronauts Have the Edge Over Male Astronauts For Our First Mars Mission?

    "Who run the world? Girls!" Who knew Bey was talking about Mars?

    PBS Space Time is making the case that if and when there's a manned NASA Mars mission, that mission would do best to be manned by....women! Check out the vid above for some great points and arguments in favor of the first Mars mission using an all-female crew.

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  3. Buzz Aldrin Does His Best Superman Impression at Stonehenge for the Future of Space Exploration

    Yelling at the Moon Mars with Buzz Aldrin.

    Super Aldrin! With the power to leap tall Moon truthers in a single bound!

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  4. Does Deep Space Travel Need to Double as Entertainment to Survive?

    We'll find out soon enough, if Mars One has its way.

    Putting human beings on another planet carries an almost insurmountable cost; so as everything in the world slowly becomes consumed by the entertainment industry, will space travel go right along with it, just for the financial benefits?

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  5. There are Plumes Coming Out of Mars; This is Literally How War of the Worlds Begins

    Of all the times to come down with a cold...

    So scientists and astronomers have noticed the sudden appearance of hundreds of mile long plumes of... stuff on Mars, and two years later they still have no idea what may have caused them or what the plumes were made up of.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Troy Baker Doing a Jeff Goldblum Impression Is Whoa

    Someone hold me.

    This is game voiceover god Troy Baker doing a bunch of impressions—but at 5:20, he does a bang-on Jeff Golblum, which is almost too much for one girl to handle. And it just keeps going. Bless you Troy Baker. (via Emma Fissenden)

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  7. Elon Musk Wants to Bring Affordable Space Internet to Everyone—Even Martians

    Is this why he's so worried about Skynet lately?

    SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has a lot going on lately between trying to get a rocket to land safely on Earth from space and making sure artificial intelligence doesn't enslave/destroy us all, but he hasn't forgotten about us, Internet. His next plan is a global satellite network to make sure everyone can watch cat videos, get yelled at by faceless monsters, and communicate by reaction GIF.

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  8. Curiosity Rover Preparing to Snort Mars Crystals Before Undergoing Major Software Update; Is Total Badass

    Rock and rove.

    Look out, Martians! Crystal-guzzling robot in the house!

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  9. Lost British Space Probe Found on Mars 11 Years Later Completely Safe From the Sycorax

    Beagle 2! Oh, we haven't seen Beagle 2 in yeeeears!

    The UK's Beagle 2 lander, which has been missing for 11 years, was just found on the surface of Mars and is now officially safe from the clutches of any alien invaders and their cheap voodoo.

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  10. Curiosity Rover Smelled What Mars Dealt: Methane, Which Could Mean Life

    We don't know if bacteria supplied it, since no one denied it.

    The Mars Curiosity rover has made an exciting discovery: Mars has methane, which is a possible sign of life. Beautiful, stinky life.

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  11. Canadians Crowdfunding “Beaver” Bot to Send to Mars, Because the World Is Amazing

    Oh, Canada.

    A Canadian company isn't going to let the U.S. have all the fun with robots on Mars; they've got a plan to send a crowdfunded "Beaver" rover to the Red Planet. Yes, the people of Canada are going to need to band together to send a robot Beaver to Mars. Yes, the world truly is a magical place.

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  12. The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide, Part 5: Geek Chic!

    Gotta buy 'em all!

    Heck yes you want to look good this holiday season and all year round. What better time to stock up on goodies for you and your friends and family then right now? From geek chic clothing, to make-up, to jewelry, we've got all your best bets for keeping it cute in 2015 right here.

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  13. NASA Explains Live at 12PM EST Why Orion Capsule Launch Failed, Retry on for Tomorrow

    No scrubs, please.

    NASA's next-generation Orion capsule was scheduled for its first test flight this morning, but several issues throughout the launch window prevented it from taking off, so we'll have to wait until tomorrow to try again. The capsule is the next step in bringing humans to deep space locations including Mars, and NASA scientists will discuss what went wrong with today's launch live at 12PM EST.

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  14. MIT Warns Mars One Habitat Plans May Poison Their Own Mars Settlers Within 70 Days of Arrival

    You got what you want. Give these people air! ...But not too much of it.

    Mars One is a private Mars settlement mission that aims to recoup the costs of establishing the first human colony on an alien planet by turning it into a reality show, so now you've got some context for the fact that their life support plans may actually backfire and poison their own settlers. That's one heck of an elimination challenge.

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  15. Women Use Less Calories Than Men; Let’s Send Ladies to Mars

    Men are from Mars, women should go there.

    Writing for Slate, a participant in a NASA-funded Mars Mission simulation studied the caloric intake and burn rate of her colleagues, and has a suggestion for manned missions to Mars that's right up our alley.

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  16. A Comet Is About to Scrape by Mars, and NASA Will Share What They Hope to Learn From It Live Today at 2PM EDT

    NASA's MAVEN is in a unique position to observe a comet that is going to come ten times closer to Mars than any comet ever has to Earth, and it will help us learn about the early solar system.

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  17. 13-Year-Old Girl in Training to Be the First Person on Mars, NASA Thinks She Could Succeed

    Just watch out for those water monsters.

    Mark this one down in the win column for women in STEM. Whether or not Alyssa Carson actually achieves her big dream of making history on Mars, her dedication to studies in science and languages, plus her becoming the first person to attend all three of NASA's world space camps, is inspiring. Don't take my word for it—NASA spokesman Paul Foreman agrees.

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  18. Send Your Name to Mars Aboard NASA’s Orion and Get Interplanetary Frequent Flyer Miles

    Great. How many do I need to get to Mars myself?

    NASA wants your name to be written in the stars! Or at the very least, they want to put it on a microchip and shoot it into space for science, which actually sounds a lot more useful.

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  19. NASA Considering Putting Humans in Stasis for Real-Life Mars Missions

    Just don't break any quarantine protocols.

    Depending on its position in orbit, it takes a long time to get to Mars from Earth, so NASA is seriously considering a method of putting astronauts in stasis to make the mission easier and hopefully avoid any warning beacons about dangerous xenomorphs.

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  20. SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Says We Need 1 Million People on Mars for Humanity’s Sake, and He’s Got a Plan

    "F*** Earth!" -Elon Musk. No, really.

    Real-life-Tony-Stark Elon Musk thinks the only way to save humanity over the long-term is to get 1 million people to Mars. That may sound like a far-fetched goal, but he's already got a plan in the works to make it happen.

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