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October 30, 2017 8:49 AM NASA's spooky space playlist for Halloween

NASA has put together a soundtrack of "howling planet and whistling helium" that could easily be the background score for a horror movie. The literally unearthly tracks are result of scientists converting radio emissions captured by spacecraft instruments into sound waves, also called "data sonification". “Scientists sometimes translate radio signals 191

October 28, 2017 9:52 PM WATCH: First quarter moon of winter tonight live stream

TONIGHT is International Observe the Moon night, where astronomers across the world celebrate the astronomical body's importance to our planet. NASA is encouraging everyone to take time out to observe the moon as it passes the first quarter phase and appears brightly iluminated in the night sky. The event is designed to get people, young and old, to observe 167

October 28, 2017 7:27 AM Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space—Find Out How Hard It Was

Getting lost on a spacewalk didn't bother the astronaut, but other things did. Astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a selfie with a view of Earth from the International Space Station. Kelly holds the record for the longest single spaceflight by a NASA astronaut. What does it feel like to blast off from Earth in a rocket, knowing that you will not see your family 195

October 28, 2017 1:35 AM Stranger Things: 29 Callbacks, References, and Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed in Season 2

Late Thursday night, Netflix unveiled the hotly-anticipated second installment of its smash genre hit Stranger Things. By Friday morning, a number of fans, thirsty for the continuing adventures of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and Eleven, had already devoured the nine-episode season. But not everyone has been so quick to binge. So in the interest of serving 324

October 27, 2017 7:27 PM NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the latest results

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller. Kelly is part of a study NASA is conducting to assess how the human body changes as a result of space travel, using Scott Kelly and his twin brother Mark Kelly as subjects. While Scott spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, Mark stayed 161

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM 'Alien' rock could be first confirmed object from outside our solar system

The 400m object has an unusual orbit that scientists say could only have come from beyond our neighbourhood. Moving between stars and occasionally passing through other solar systems, it is something scientists have long believed to exist. "This is the first such detection," said Paul Chodas, head of the Centre for Near Earth Object Studies. He said that while 135

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM A strange object from outside our solar system just zoomed past the sun

The traveller (maybe from another star) didn’t stay long and it’s moving away fast Travelling between the stars has been a dream of humanity for generations. But while our species might not be able to make that trek for a long while, there are some seasoned travelers whizzing around the galaxy, and one of them stopped by our solar system this week. Astronomer 153

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System

Sync your calendar with the solar system Scientists around the world are watching its journey, hoping to glean as much information as they can before it gets too far away. “We are just scrambling right now to secure big telescope time, prepare our observations and download the data,” said Karen Meech, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii Institute 177

October 27, 2017 2:27 PM The First Interstellar Object to Be Seen May Have Just Visited Our Solar System

Astronomers may have spotted the first comet or asteroid to visit from beyond the solar system. They’re now scurrying to aim telescopes at the object, provisionally called A/2017 U1, to learn more about its mysterious origins. Here’s what is known so far: It’s roughly 1300 feet in diameter and is moving in a weird orbit, highly inclined to the plane 140

October 21, 2017 11:28 AM Astronauts Stage Third Spacewalk In 15 Days

Staging NASA's third spacewalk in 15 days, two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday and installed a new high definition camera, replaced a degraded camera on a recently attached robot arm grapple fixture, finished lubricating the mechanism and carried out a variety of other "get-ahead" tasks. The only items the crew missed 156