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SpaceX Dragon Launches Dragon to Space Station [VIDEO]

SpaceX, a private space transportation company based in Hawthorne, California, has just become the first commercial company in history to successfully launch a spacecraft towards the International Space Station. SpaceX has successfully launched its spacecraft Dragon from Cape Canaveral, FL. at 3:44 AM ET. The spacecraft was launched atop the Falcon 9 rocket. If everything …

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Is The Universe Infinite?

In modern times, giant telescopes allowed astronomers to gaze deep into the universe and look back to near the time of its birth. But their gaze is limited to the visible universe only. Is there a way to tell whether the size of the universe is finite or infinite even if we can only view …

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First 360 View of the SUN on Super Bowl SUNday

Yesterday NASA marked a historic milestone after releasing  images of the Sun’s front and back.  These views are the result of observations by NASA’s two Solar TErrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) spacecraft. The duo are on diametrically opposite sides of the sun, 180 degrees apart. One is ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing …

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The Origin of the Universe

The Big Bang describes the origin of the entire Universe.  But it is often misunderstood as an explosion in space, as though space existed, as though time existed, and had simply been an explosion of matter and energy into space.  But something deeper that is going on and that is space itself is created in …

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The History of the Universe in 10 Minutes

[digg]Here’s an educational video about the history of the Universe.  With striking and illustrative images synthesized in just under ten minutes, this video shows us what has happened through billions of years, from the Big Bang and the formation of our planet Earth to the Neogene period.

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