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Astronaut Performs First Cover of ‘Space Oddity’ from Space

As good as David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' is, it's still rather surreal watching someone perform it from space.

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Universe is 80 Million Years Older Than Thought

How they figure this stuff out is beyond me, but scientists just found out the universe is older than they originally thought. A look at the split second after the ‘Big Bang’ shows the Universe is 80 million years older, putting at 13.81 billion years. The European Space Agency’s Planck probe took a look at the afterglow of the Big Bang and found the Universe is older, but they also found it is expanding a rate slower than they thought.

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See Intense Footage of the Meteor Landing in Russia

Zombies. Man-killing space aliens. Killer clowns. It's okay if these are the first things that run through your mind when you watch this insane footage of a meteor landing in Russia. The meteor crashed into a building, and destroyed it

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Science Could Be Close to Mapping Out Alien Worlds

Scientists are making revolutionary advancements in how they study alien planets. Recently, astronomers discovered that they could use the process of reflecting starlight in order to create composite maps of unknown worlds that would enable them to define pertinent aspects of planetary life, such as land, water and clouds. 

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Deep Space Industries Hopes to Mine Asteroids by 2015

It’s long been thought that asteroids are rich in minerals and could be a source for water, in the form of ice, and could be rich in metals. A company in California, Deep Space Industries, has plans to inspect small asteroids as they pass earth for potential mining projects.

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Iran Successfully Lauches Monkey into Space

On Monday, Iranian state television announced the government successfully sent a monkey into space and back and he survived. The rocket wasn’t very big and it went straight up and back down, but it was a success.

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Star 1000x Larger Than the Sun Set to Collide With Interstellar Wall and Oh God What is an Interstellar Wall?!

Not only is the famed Betelgeuse star set to burn out the remainder of its astronomical life, but it is also on an immediate crash course with a ginormous interstellar wall. Thanks science, we were just saying earlier how we never wanted to sleep ever again!

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NASA May Stage Angry Birds-Style Invasion of Martian Moon

The Angry Birds franchise turned to NASA for the development and promotion of their game Angry Birds Space. Now it appears the space agency is turning to the super-addictive game for their latest strategy to explore the great beyond.

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Doomsday Asteroid Officially Upgraded in Size

An asteroid that scientists said could threaten Earth’s atmosphere in 2036 is now believed to be substantially larger than previously stated. In fact, astronomers currently studying the dreaded, potential doomsday rock say asteroid 'Apophis' has officially been supersized by about

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Astronaut Hopefuls Apply in Record Numbers

This spring NASA plans to announce their latest class of astronauts. 9 to 15 candidates will be chosen for training to begin in August of this year. The space agency received more than 6,300 applications for a space program that doesn’t have a shuttle program anymore.

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