Posts Tagged: astronomy

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GZA Rapped About The Big Bang Theory At The University Of Toronto

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During his lecture at the University of Toronto, GZA offered a sample of his upcoming album with a rap about the Big Bang Theory.

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There Might Be Fewer Black Holes That We Thought. And More Vampire Stars.

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Yes, vampire stars exist already. But they are apparently a lot more common than we may think.

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Four Recently Discovered Planets That Are Ideal Horror Movie Settings

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The universe is a vast place, full of planets that are horrifying. Here are four of them!

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Want To See A Big-Ass Solar Eruption?

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NASA has assembled video of it. In multiple formats. And it's free.

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Ouliang Chang Would Like To Build A Supercomputer On The Moon

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OK, science, why are we not building a supercomputer on the moon right now?

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Jupiter Just Took An Asteroid For Us

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An asteroid that might have been heading for Earth has hit Jupiter. Thanks Jupiter...

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Sugar Found Floating Around Sun-Like Star

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So, uh, hey, we may have just found a key puzzle piece in the riddle of how life came to Earth. No biggie.

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Black Holes Burp Gamma Rays

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You don't want to know what they fart out.

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Mad Science Friday: Animals Suck, and Plants are Evil

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Mad Science Friday lays out why animals are awful and plants suck worse.

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Pluto Has A Fifth Moon — Does This Mean It Can Be A Planet Again?

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Pluto may no longer be a planet according to stick-in-the-mud scientists out to make my childhood space atlas obsolete, but Pluto's downgrade doesn't seem to be having any effect on its ability to attract moons.

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Here's a Carbon Star Dying to Finish Out Your Day

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This carbon star is nearly dead...but it looks fabulous.

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Inside NASA's Cheap, Awesome Folding Telescope

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The NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) is tiny, by satellite standards.

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Your Oh Crap Moment Of The Day: Black Holes Can Move. Fast.

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So, NASA's Chandra Laboratory has discovered something that's freaking terrifying: black holes don't necessarily stay in their home galaxies.

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Evidence For Mars Having Water Is Piling Up

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Back in the day, people used to believe there was life on Mars because they saw <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_canal">canals on the planet through telescopes</a>.

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What’s With Saturn’s Hexagonal Jetstream?

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At right, courtesy of NASA is what the weather is like around Saturn's north pole.

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Kepler Is Finding More Tattooines Every Day?

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Kepler is <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/tag/kepler">finding awesome planets like you find loose change under the couch</a>, and doing it at an incredible rate.

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Want to See a Comet Up Close?

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<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2011/12/want-to-see-a-comet-up-close/comet-lovejoy" rel="attachment wp-att-53641"></a>Comets are interesting: basically giant snowballs hurtling through the void of space.

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Astronomers Discover Alcohol In Space, Best Science Ever

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OK, OK, this isn't the kind of alcohol you can drink.


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