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The earth's sky is open for double feature this week! Not long after the rare sighting of a total solar eclipse in Australia on Wednesday, one of the most spectacular meteor showers returned for its annual November show last night. Commonly known as Leonids, reports of the periodic storm have been recorded as early as the 10th century and its most prolific shower in 1833 s

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The U.S. military's renowned R&D wing Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the latest bureau to join the crowdsourcing bandwagon with the launch of SpaceView, a sky-monitoring project that enables amateur space-gazers to gather data for the U.S. Air Force's Space Surveillance Network and help protect American orbital assets from colliding with space junk. NASA estimates there are more than 500,000 pieces of dangerous spac

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If you're running on Chrome browser, check out Google's latest Experiment project that visualizes the precise location of at least 100,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy, using various imagery and data pulled from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). For your frame of reference, there are approximately 200 to 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.

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NASA & ESA recently announced that an American astronaut onboard the International Space Station has successfully operated a LEGO-built rover at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, using an experimental version of planet-to-planet Internet called Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) protocol. NASA's experts say once DTN is ready for deployment, it could be used to control robots on Mars fr

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This stunning panoramic image from the Hubble Legacy Archive shows the Tadpole Galaxy (Arp 188), which is 420 million lights-years away toward the northern constellation Draco with a visually striking tail that stretches over 280 thousand light years in length and features brilliantly shining blue star clusters.

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Today's space shot comes from the recently updated version of Google Earth's Mars exploration add-on, which features hi-def resolution images of the Red Planet's surface (20 ft. per pixel) captured by the Context Camera (CTX) onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Start exploring today by downloading Google Earth!

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Back in the '70s, NASA Ames Research Center commissioned a couple of space colony studies which resulted in these retro-futuristic artistic renderings of space habitats that can house about 10,000 people. Click through for more examples!

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NASA has unveiled a new SMS and e-mail notification service called "Spot the Station" that will let people know in advance when the International Space Station (ISS) will be flying over their heads. While its visibility may depend on weather conditions and location, NASA says it's fairly easy to spot the station as long as you know where and when to look for it, as it is the third brightest object in the sky from the Earth's point of v

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This is a false-color composite image of Valles Marineris, Planet Mars' very own Grand Canyon, captured by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard ESA's Mars Express spacecraft. Stretching across the Martian highlands for 2,485 miles (4,000 kilometers) in length, 124 miles wide and up to 6.8 miles deep, Valles Marineris is considered one of the largest known canyon systems in the solar system.

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The latest images from NASA's GOES-13 satellite shed a new light on Hurricane Sandy's northbound journey across North America (shown at top center).

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During last month's solar storm, high school students in California sent a sensor-equipped rubber chicken, "Camilla," into the stratosphere -- ostensibly to study solar radiation. With any luck, Camilla will help the budding scientists learn about space weather, and the effect of solar radiation on life. Regardless of h