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A Visit to India: New Space Collaborations and New Friendships with Role Models for Women in STEM

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan discusses her recent trip to India to speak at the India-U.S. Technology Summit in Delhi and Miranda House a the University of Dehli on women in STEM careers.

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, 20th and 23rd of December

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy taken on 23-12-14 with my Canon IXUS point and shoot. 10x 15 second exposures ISO 400 stacked with deep sky stacker. and cropped to the region of interest, showing Phract (alpha Columba) and the comet (Click to...Show More Summary

The Interview Will Finally Hit Theaters on Xmas

Terrorists can't kill the laughter Film The Interview James Franco Seth Rogen sony Sony hack

You Can't Kill Stan Lee

Marvel's Energizer Bunny still keeps going Comics Stan Lee Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Howard the Duck Avengers: Age of Ultron

Blackhat Capturing the Terror of Cyberattacks

Michael Mann could be right on time with his latest movie Film blackhat Chris Hemsworth Michael Mann

Mark Wahlberg Talks Six Million Dollar Man Reboot

Steve Austin may return in 2016 Film Mark Wahlberg The Six Million Dollar Man The Six Billion Dollar Man

The Sky This Week - Thursday December 25 to Thursday January 1

The First Quarter Moon is Tuesday December 29. Venus is low in the evening sky with Mercury below it. Mars is easily visible in the early evening and is visited by the Moon on the 25th. Jupiter is prominent in the morning sky. Saturn rises in the morning sky. Show More Summary

Skyscraper

A few weeks ago, I had a flight out of LaGaurdia Airport in New York City. On the drive there, I caught a distant glimpse of the Manhattan skyline. I was startled to see that it is newly altered. Rising from midtown was a silhouette that seemed both impossibly narrow, and taller than any other […]

How to see Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy on Christmas

Horizon chart facing east at 22:00 ACDST showing the location of comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy as seen from Adelaide. Similar views will be seen from Southern Hemisphere locations at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen Close up chart...Show More Summary

Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 4

Today we visited the Grand Canyon. If you haven’t been there before, there is no way to convey what it is like.

Pretty pictures of the Cosmos: Infinity

Astrophotographer Adam Block shares four stunning images capturing the expansiveness of the universe.

Aurora Alert NOW! 23 December

Kp has hit 6 and the IPS has issued an aurora alert. However Bz remains positive but there have been reports of unaided eye aurora from Tasmanian and some NZ observers.Worth having a look.As always look to the south for shifting red/green glows, recently beams have been reported too. Show More Summary

Pee Wee Herman to Return in 2015

Filming to start early next year Film Pee Wee Herman Judd Apatow Netflix

Netflix Has Its Luke Cage

Netflix series to debut next year Comics Luke Cage Marvel Netflix The Avengers

Star Trek 3 Officially Has a Director

Fast and Furious almuni ready to board the Enterprise Film Star Trek Star Trek Into Darkness Star Trek 3 Justin Lin fast and furious

Evolution of a comets tail: Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy from 14-19 November 2014

C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy 14-12-14 15-12-14 16-12-14 17-12-14 18-12-14 19-12-14 Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy is brightening nicely in the sky, and its tail is doing some interesting things. This is a sequence from 14 December to 19 December, all at roughly 3:00am on their respective days (except the 16th, that was closer to 11:30 pm). Show More Summary

What Movies Made the Library of Congress This Year

Entries include The Big Lebowski, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off Film The Big Lebowski The Coen Brothers Jeff Bridges Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Video: Ride along with Orion as It Plummets Back to Earth

A new NASA video provides an astronaut's-eye video of the final ten minutes of Orion's test flight.

Random Space Fact Videos

Enjoy Random Space Fact Videos this holiday season. Each is designed in to give you at least one space fact and one laugh in about one minute. Here are the videos and the background on the concept.

A new Chang'e 3 and Yutu image archive

A treasure trove of newly released images from the Chang'e 3 program includes a photo sequence of a waxing Earth and lots of high-resolution views of rover and lander on the Moon.

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