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Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Over Nevada Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Over Nevada, Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

Are you an early riser? Be sure to look up when you're outside in the hours before dawn this weekend and you might catch a falling star.

December is when the annual Geminid meteor showers appear to radiate from the star Castor which is part of the constellation Gemini. The shower actually is the Earth passing through debris thought to be from an asteroid-like object called 3200 Phaeton.

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Richard Branson Space Ship One Hardo Flickr
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NBC TV Show ‘Space Race’ to Offer Space Trip as Prize

Have you always dreamed of flying into space? That could become a reality soon for civilians and you might even be able to win a trip to space on a reality TV show.

TV Producer Mark Burnett, he's responsible for 'The Voice' on NBC and 'Survivor' on CBS, has teamed up with Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson on a game show to be called 'Space Race.'

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Up Late? Look For the Draconid Meteor Shower 2013

Have you seen any of the Draconid meteor shower this year? If you're outdoors overnight, watch the sky for falling stars.

The peak of the 2013 Draconid meteor shower was October 7, but you may still be able to catch some of the shooting stars and make a couple wishes.

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Most Important Image Ever Taken 13 Billion Years In The Making

Science, Baby, Science.

About 7 minutes long. A short time in the total time it took in the 13 Billion years in the making.

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Deliver Pizza To Mars?

Ground control to Major Tom, your pizza's done, there's nothing wrong.... it's just NASA developing a 3D printable pizza for astronauts when they are just out of delivery range, like, say on Mars.

They're offering $125,000 for the right blend of protein powders and the like to make printable foods in space

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Look, Up In The Sky.. SUPER MOON!

Tonight’s Supermoon will look 14% bigger, 30% brighter and closer.

With the moon’s orbit being elliptical, not a circle, tonight it will pass at it closest point all year (221,824 miles away.) Oh, tonight's

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The Future Is Now — Star Trek Phasers Are Real

You know how sometimes you're walking through Times Square, and it reminds you a little too much of 'Blade Runner,' then you get an email on your hand-sized computer/phone, and you have a massive panic attack because THE FUTURE IS NOW?!!!!! This video does not help that feeling. At all.

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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Sings David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” On His Last Day Aboard the International Space Station

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Might as well end the adventure on a high note!

 

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An Experiment That Is Over Your Head, By 230 Miles


Space Soundwaves Experiments with ZZ Top Aboard the International Space Station
 

Beards & Boogie in outer space

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Scientists Say Life Is Possible on Jupiter’s Europa Moon

Scientists believe that the key to discovering extraterrestrial life could lie deep in the festering, underground oceans of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon Europa. New research suggests that if the salt water ocean beneath the surface of the frigid moon ever makes it's way to the surface, it would create an intergalactic petri dish capable of producing a life-promoting environment.

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Space Station Crew Members Oleg Novitskiy, Kevin Ford and Evgeny Tarelkin Will Return to Earth Late Tonight (NASA/Bill Ingalls/Getty)
Space Station Crew Members Oleg Novitskiy, Kevin Ford and Evgeny Tarelkin Will Return to Earth Late Tonight (NASA/Bill Ingalls/Getty)
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Space Station Crew’s Return to Earth Delayed by ‘Horrible’ Weather [UPDATE]

Have you ever dreamed of going to space?

Three crew members who have been orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station since October of last year are returning to their home planet.

Their landing on the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan in Central Asia has now been pushed back to Friday, March 15, due to 'horrible' weather near the touch down area.

NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin had been aboard the International Space Station for 141 days and will now spend an extra day orbiting Earth inside a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

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Comet Pan-STARRS Bright On Western Horizon Now [VIDEO]

The Comet Pan-STARRS has brightened dramatically over this past week, putting it back on back on track for a potentially spectacular night sky display this month.

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