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Stephen Hawking’s Voice Will Be Beamed Into Space, and Other Details from the Physicist’s Memorial Today

Westminister Abbey is holding a Service of Thanksgiving for the physicist, whose ashes will be buried in Scientist's Corner, between Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

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Happy Earth Day! A Climate Change Denier Is Confirmed to Run NASA

The Senate Narrowly Confirms Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) to Lead NASA.

The Senate narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), a former Navy pilot with zero scientific credentials, to lead NASA in the Trump administration's continuing war on science/rational thought/good ideas. Bridenstine will be the first elected official to hold the job, taking over the job from Charles F. Bolden Jr. who resigned immediately following Trump's inauguration.

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The Trump Administration Wants to Privatize the Goddamn International Space Station

According to an internal NASA document obtained by The Washington Post, the White House may turn parts of the International Space Station (ISS) over to "industry" after it stops direct federal funding of the station in 2025.

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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Just Showed Us All the Future

Today, SpaceX made a successful test launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket, and it was a sight to behold. The rocket is the most powerful since the Saturn V that launched astronauts to the Moon (among other things) and will now be the most powerful rocket in modern use. On top of that, SpaceX is still landing rockets back on Earth after flight, giving us some of the most amazing space imagery we'll ever see, right here on the ground.

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Adam Ruins Everything Explains Why the Moon Landing Couldn’t Have Been Faked

One of the most persistent conspiracy theories is that the U.S. didn't actually reach the moon in 1969, but simply filmed a scene in order to deceive the entire world.

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Things We Saw Today: Fidget Spinners…In Space!

Queue the Star Wars Mustic

Nothing says joy like watching Astronauts play with a fidget spinner IN SPACE.  NASA sent their astronauts on the International Space Station the "it" toy of 2017 and they, of course, showed off their skills on the internet. NASA's Randy Bresnik (@AstroKomrade),  NASA's Joseph Acaba (@AstroAcaba), and Paolo Nespoli (@Astro_Paolo) perform impressive forward and backward summersaults with their fidget spinner.

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It’s Only a Matter of Time: Time Travel in Fiction and Real Life

Time travel is more than just a far-fetched possibility—it's already a reality, in real life and in fiction.

Science fiction books, movies, and television shows get a lot of mileage out of driving their characters through space and time. In some cases, the hero manages to travel through both with the benefit of a Time and Relative Dimensions in Space (TARDIS) machine. You probably know that space travel is already a reality. But did you also know time travel is possible?

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KFC Launched a Chicken Sandwich Into the Stratosphere, and None of You Told Me?

KFC literally launched a spicy chicken sandwich into the stratosphere as a marketing campaign.

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So You Think You Can Live on Mars? Prepare to Have Your Fantasies Shattered

"Oh, so you think space is pretty? Are you willing to remove your appendix and gallbladder for it? To just go temporarily blind because of your body fluids moving during weightlessness?"

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With “Space Security” Remarks, Trump Even Finds a Way to Ruin Space Exploration

At the signing for an executive order that reinstates the National Space Council, Trump focused on how Mike Pence is "very much into space," the importance of "space security," and the contest to see who'll be chosen for an advisory board that "everybody wants to be on." Ugh.

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Things We Saw Today: What Has MAVEN Discovered on Mars?

NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) has been studying the upper atmosphere of Mars since September 2014, and NASA shared MAVEN's ten most important discoveries so far.

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Watching Earth From Space Is the Perfect Way to Fall Asleep

Tune into a far-away view of our big blue planet while calming music plays to soothe our ragged nocturnal souls. Was the secret to falling asleep in outer space all along?

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Things We Saw Today: Feel Better About Life and the World With Twitch’s 18-Day Mister Rogers Marathon

It's easy to go down a rabbit-hole of negativity these days with everything going on in the world, but for the next sixteen days and change, there is at least one source of positivity and love that is here for us. Twitch is running an 18-day marathon of the children's classic TV show, Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

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Things We Saw Today: John Boyega Photobombs Unsuspecting Star Wars Fans

What would you do if John Boyega crashed your Star Wars photo shoot with BB-8?

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Our Hero Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Ignoring Space Exploration Is “Embarrassingly Short-Sighted”

"I think it's important," he told me, "but I will not require that of you. Instead, what I will say is, here is the cost of you not exploring and the benefits of you exploring."

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Exclusive: Meet NASA’s Female Flight Directors in a Clip From the Upcoming Documentary, Mission Control

If the film Hidden Figures reminded us of anything, it's that it takes a village to get human beings into space. Some villagers tend to get more public recognition than others, but without each of them, nothing is going to space. Now, Gravitas Ventures has partnered with Haviland Digital to bring us the story of the unsung heroes of NASA'S mission control.

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SETI Discovers “Strong” Signal Likely Emerging From Nearby Star System, and Nobody’s Saying It’s Aliens, But…

Before somebody says the obvious: the chance that this newfound radio signal observed by SETI belongs to an alien civilization is, no doubt, tiny as all heck. But this signal coming from the area around HD 164595 is coming from some strange unknown, and it's saying something that SETI doesn't want to rule anything out.

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Evidence That Comets Brought Life to Earth Found on Rosetta’s Comet

In space, no-one can hear you impregnate a planet.

Researchers at the University of Bern recently published a study which revealed that prebiotic chemicals, glycerine and phosphorus, were discovered in the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet. While it might not sound like a sexy result, this study is actually evidence of panspermia: the theory that life was transferred to Earth through objects like asteroids, meteoroids, and comets.

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Things We Saw Today: Wolverine’s Got an Adamantium Dysfunction Problem

For when your get up and go got up and went.

Poor Wolverine. He's getting on in his years, y'know?

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Scientists Find Isotopes Matching Million-Year-Old Supernovae at the Bottom of the Sea

Pretty great.

Carl Sagan once famously said we are all star stuff. So, too, is the bottom of the sea, apparently.

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