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NASA to Undertake Massive Pollution Cleanup

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Polluted soil beneath launch pads could cost $1 billion to remediate

When it comes to its environmental effects on Earth, space exploration is a dirty business. NASA says it could take a century to clean up the chemical messes left behind by launching shuttles and rockets into space. The liftoffs have created plumes of carcinogenic chemicals in the sandy soils beneath Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral in Florida.  NASA said it will spend $96......read more

Black Carbon

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Tiny black particle steps into limelight as NASA's Image of the Day.

With public interest in climate change reaching new highs during the summit in Copenhagen, today's NASA Image of the Day, showing the distribution of black carbon over the earth's northern hemisphere, assumes added relevance. Black carbon, better known as soot, is thought to be the second largest contributor to global warming after CO2. Found globally but concentrated over Asia, black......read more

Earth as Art 3

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Psychedelic satellite pics of planet earth.

The space nerds at NASA Goddard Center are all up on the social media. These mind-expanding satellite photos were pulled (and cropped, sorry!) from NASA Goddard's Flickr stream, from a set called Earth as Art 3. Amazing images! Imagine having a backlit C-print of one of these, blown out huge on your wall. Whoa.   More NASA Goddard social media action can be had on Twitter and......read more

NASA - The Frontier is Everywhere

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Beautiful fan-made promo video for NASA.

“NASA is the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings, and their media sucks. Seriously.” So says Damewse, a YouTuber and NASA fan who decided to take matters into his own hands by making this beautifully-edited spec promo vid. Using an old recording for Carl Sagan to narrate the film, with a soundtrack by Michael Marantz,......read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

Star Trails by Don Pettit

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NASA astronaut depicts the final frontier in suuuuper slow motion

These stunning space photos started circulating around the web back in the summer, but I guess we were too busy having a great time to notice. The images were shot in spring 2012 by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, who was on a mission aboard the International Space Center. Shot at long exposures from 240 miles up in space, the photos show the paths made by stars and earth lights......read more

The Year in the Earth (from Space)

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Striking images of our home planet as seen from orbit in 2012

For brain-melting images of earth as it is seen from space, NASA's Earth Observatory is the spot. The Earth Observatory's Image of the Day is a vital part of any earth enthusiast's daily web feed. As we close in on the end of the year, it's a good time to take a look back at some of NASA's greatest image hits over the year. Here is a handful of stellar shots, courtesy of The......read more

Chris Hadfield's Greatest Aerial Hits

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Stunning photos of Earth from space by the Canadian astronaut

During his five months onboard the International Space Station, Commander Chris Hadfield became a social media sensation, gaining nearly one million Twitter followers thanks to his regular posts. Among them were many amazing photos of Earth from space, from which we've pulled a few of our favorites. Check them out, alongside Hadfield's witty quips. Photos, left to right: 1. I'm used to rivers......read more

Martian Water Guarantees Nothing

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The Search For Alien Life Will Be Very Very Tricky

NASA scientists announced today the best evidence yet that Mars, once thought dry, sterile and dead, may yet have life in it: Liquid water still flows on at least some parts of the Red Planet, seeping from slopes to accumulate in what might be life-nurturing pools at the bases of equatorial hills and craters. These remarkable sites on Mars may be the best locations in the solar system to search......read more

Torpedo by Richard Elaver

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3D-printed design houses a refillable Montblanc rollerball pen $50.00

We're always interested in innovations in 3D printing, the new design tech that involves making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Designer Richard Elaver, a metalsmith by trade, has been busy developing useful objects using the burgeoning technology. His "Torpedo" pen is a nice example. Made from durable nylon which Elaver 3D printed into an open network of hexagonal cells, the......read more

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