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Pluto Science, on the Surface

New Horizons' Principal Investigator Alan Stern gives an update on the mission's progress toward Pluto.

Geomagnetic alert for February 28- March 1

14 hours agoAcademics / Astronomy : Astroblog

A geomagnetic alert a has been issued by the Australian IPS, the activity is due to a high speed solar wind stream form a coronal hole. The activity is likely to peak late in the evening of the 28th to the early morning of the 1 March, possibly lasting to the night of the March 1. Show More Summary

Blade Runner Sequel Has a Director

Long awaited sequel to the sci-fi classic to start shooting in 2016 Film Blade Runner Harrison Ford Ridley Scott Denis Villeneuve

Catwoman is Out of the Closet

Surprised? Comics Catwoman Selina Kyle X-Men Genevieve Valentine

YouTube Can't Make a Buck

The channel's also celebrating its tenth anniversary Trending youtube google

Spacewalk Timelapse Makes Cable Routing Look Fun

A timelapse video shows two NASA astronauts as they became typical neighborhood cable technicians—except for the fact that they were wearing space suits.


22 hours agoAcademics / Astronomy : Systemic

Have you noticed that the Internet can seem slow? Sometimes it takes a long time for web pages to load. It would really be better if they would just snap up instantly on the screen. In practice, “instant” response occurs if the latency is less than ~1/30th of a second, or ~30 msec. Animation at […]

Dawn Journal: Ceres' Deepening Mysteries

Even as we discover more about Ceres, some mysteries only deepen. Mission Director Marc Rayman gives an update on Dawn as it moves ever closer to its next target.

Ask Me Anything (on reddit) About NASA's Budget

Starting at 11am PST/2pm EST on Wednesday, the space policy team at the Society will hold an AMA (Ask Me Anything) about NASA's new budget and the process of space exploration.

Russia Moves to Support ISS through 2024, Create New Space Station

The future of the International Space Station is a little clearer this week, following a statement from Russia supporting an extension of the orbiting complex through 2024.

At last, Ceres is a geological world

I've been resisting all urges to speculate on what kinds of geological features are present on Ceres, until now. Finally, Dawn has gotten close enough that the pictures it has returned show geology: bright spots, flat-floored craters, and enigmatic grooves.

Next Ghostbusters Drawing Inspiration From The Walking Dead

Prepare to laugh and be scared Film ghostbusters Ghostbusters 3 Dan Aykroyd Bridesmaids Paul Feig Melissa McCarthy

Minority Report Series Coming to TV

The Fox series is reportedly being prepared for the 2015 / 2016 season Trending minority report Westworld Twelve Monkeys

Ep. 367: Spitzer does Exoplanets

We've spent the last few weeks talking about different ways astronomers are searching for exoplanets. But now we reach the most exciting part of this story: actually imaging these planets directly. Today we're going to talk about the work NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has done viewing the atmospheres of distant planets.

Already Talks For Terminator 6?

Do we need three more Terminator movies? Film terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator Genisys

Guitar Hero May Make a Comeback

New edition may premiere at E3 this year Games Guitar Hero Rock Band e3

The Power Rangers Bootleg Movie and the Legalities of Fandom

Are fan made bootleg movies harmful or helpful?  Trending Power Rangers James Van Der Beek Adi Shankar

Avengers Age of Ultron: The Falcon May Be In

But Ant Man's definitely out Comics Avengers Age of Ultron Ant Man The Falcon

The Sky This Week - Thursday February 26 to Thursday March 5

The First Quarter Moon is Thursday February 26. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky. Mars is lost in the twilight. Jupiter is the brightest object in the late evening sky and is visited by the waxing Moon on the 3rd. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion. Show More Summary

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