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  1. 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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  2. Christmas Songs Scientifically Accurate, NASA Confirms That The Holidays Literally Make Seasons Bright

    Important holiday science.

    The Earth is always pretty when viewed from space, but NASA has some new data that shows that the holidays light up the Earth like, well, a Christmas tree.

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  3. NASA Research Center Details Plans for Cloud Cities and Airships on Venus

    I've got a bad good feeling about this.

    NASA's ideas about setting up floating cities on Venus may seem like delusions of grandeur, but in some ways they would actually be more practical than setting up camp on Mars. Since they're already tied in other areas like availability of Star Wars jokes—Mars is cold like Hoth; Venus would need a cloud city—the new ideas about Venus may be a tie breaker.

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  4. NASA Is Celebrating Orion’s First Flight With the Punniest “All About That Bass” Parody Yet

    CC: Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Last Friday, NASA successfully launched the Orion capsule into space to test its crew capabilities, and to celebrate, the Pathway Interns at the Johnson Space Center filmed this rocket science-inspired "All About that Bass" parody complete with physics puns, choreographed line-dancing, and professional-grade spaceporn. USA! USA!

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Agent Carter Doing Her Best Carmen Sandiego

    So classy.

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  6. Why Today’s Successful Orion Mission Is Exciting News for the Future of Human Space Exploration

    To infinity, and beyond!

    NASA's test of the Orion deep space crew capsule had a rough start with a failed launch yesterday, but today's retry was a complete success. Any successful space mission is exciting by itself, but for this one in particular, the really exciting part is what it means for the future.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. #BlackHoleFriday, Your Sciencey Alternative to Black Friday Chaos

    So holey

    Stores everywhere were chaos as usual this Friday, but space has got us beat for epicness. NASA took Black Friday and used it as the jumping-off point for their second annual #BlackHoleFriday. Fun facts and awesome-in-the-truest-sense-of-the-word photos abounded.

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  10. Pilot Rosetta at Home to Land on a Comet and Study It With NASA’s Comet Quest Game

    If only the game tutorial told you how to fire Philae's harpoons.

    The European Space Agency made history yesterday when its Philae lander became the first spacecraft ever to make a soft landing on the surface of a comet. But you can get in on the action with NASA's Comet Quest game, which tasks you with piloting Rosetta, sending the Philae lander down to the surface of a comet, and studying the comet while avoiding its dangerous debris.

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