Earth & Space

Astronaut Bed Set Makes Your Kid’s Dream Come True

At one point or another, every little boy goes through their “I want to be an astronaut when I grow up” phase. Because drinking recycled pee just sounds like great fun! It might only last for a week, but you could make it the best week of their life with the Astronaut Quilt. I’m not going to lie to you. ...

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Astrophysicists Successfully Simulate Galaxy Formation

Until now, astrophysicists were having a lot of difficulty with galaxy simulations. These difficulties were a result of two things -- a lack of detailed information about galaxy formation, and the complexity of the features of a galaxy. Though this simulation doesn't entirely overcome these hurdles, it's definitely a step in the right direction.

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Scientists May Have Discovered Earth’s Twin

Astronomers have an exciting announcement -- a planet about 600 light years away has been discovered in a "habitable zone", which means it could potentially support life. The planet has a 260-day orbit, which puts it right in the middle of the "habitable zone" around a distant star.

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NASA Photo Chronicles First-Ever Astronaut Jetpack Excursion

You probably don't know this, but February 12th, 1984 was an incredible day for space exploration. No, we didn't discover a new galaxy, or make a huge technological advancement in the area of extraterrestrial communication. However, an astronaut did attempt the first-ever exploratory maneuver that took him further away from his ship than had ever been attempted.

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