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Bureau County Republican
Like a streak of ...Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four night pe
Like a streak of ...
Bureau County Republican / Posted 3 days ago
Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four night period when the Perseid meteor shower was visible to us earthlings. When I heard about it, to say the least, my interest was piqued. Whenever I hear about one of these... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Carl Sagan movie is in the works at Warner Bros.Carl Sagan is made of star stuff. Well, we all are, but it is the late astrophy
Carl Sagan movie is in the works at Warner Bros.
Los Angeles Times / Posted 6 days ago
Carl Sagan is made of star stuff. Well, we all are, but it is the late astrophysicist who shared that lesson with TV audiences who is getting a biopic. Hero Complex can confirm Warner Bros. is developing a film about Sagan with Ann Druyan, Lynda... Read more
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/Film
Best Stories of the Week: D23 Coverage, Scooby-Doo, The Final Girls, The Martian and MoreThe news has been pretty slow lately as summer winds down, but we’re still reca
Best Stories of the Week: D23 Coverage, Scooby-Doo, The Final Girls, The Martian and More
/Film / Posted 6 days ago
The news has been pretty slow lately as summer winds down, but we’re still recapping all the important stuff you need to know in this edition of Best Stories of the Week. Below, you’ll find stories from the past week with updates about Kong: Skull... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Like a streak of ...Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four night pe
Like a streak of ...
Bureau County Republican / Posted 7 days ago
Take the latest one for instance. Last week, there was a three or four night period when the Perseid meteor shower was visible to us earthlings. When I heard about it, to say the least, my interest was piqued. Whenever I hear about one of these... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Cleopatra to rise from pastKapur will write and direct the show and a worldwide search for the actress who
Cleopatra to rise from past
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
Kapur will write and direct the show and a worldwide search for the actress who will play Cleopatra will soon get under way. Whether or not the final product will put the massive 1963 Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton flop to rest remains to be... Read more
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Daily Press
More Americans, Virginians identifying as religiously unaffiliatedAt 14, Aiden Barnes realized that he could no longer continue identifying with
More Americans, Virginians identifying as religiously unaffiliated
Daily Press / Posted 8 days ago
At 14, Aiden Barnes realized that he could no longer continue identifying with Catholicism. He took religious education classes as a child, but when it came time for confirmation, a rite many Catholics undergo in their early teens to reaffirm the... Read more
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AceShowbiz
Carl Sagan's Biopic Developed at Warner Bros.August 19, 2015 06:51:00 GMT Ann Druyan, the late astrophysicist's wife and Em
Carl Sagan's Biopic Developed at Warner Bros.
AceShowbiz / Posted 9 days ago
August 19, 2015 06:51:00 GMT Ann Druyan, the late astrophysicist's wife and Emmy-winning writer, is producing the drama. Carl Sagan, whose novel inspired Robert Zemeckis' "Contact", is getting his own biopic. Warner Bros. is developing an untitled... Read more
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/Film
Warner Bros. Developing a Carl Sagan MovieThe work of Carl Sagan has led to some justly influential TV and film, in the f
Warner Bros. Developing a Carl Sagan Movie
/Film / Posted 9 days ago
The work of Carl Sagan has led to some justly influential TV and film, in the form of the two Cosmos series, and the film Contact based on his novel, but now there is going to be a movie about Carl Sagan himself. Warner Bros. is developing a film... Read more
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NZCity
Pharrell Williams asks for a "framed photograph of late astronomer Carl Sagan" on his rider The 'Happy' hitmaker has very specific backstage demands at his concerts and a
Pharrell Williams asks for a "framed photograph of late astronomer Carl Sagan" on his rider
NZCity / Posted 10 days ago
The 'Happy' hitmaker has very specific backstage demands at his concerts and as well as a variety of premium alcohol and health snacks he also always requests... Read more
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The Space Review
A funding breakthrough for SETIMore than 20 years ago, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) was
A funding breakthrough for SETI
The Space Review / Posted 11 days ago
More than 20 years ago, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) was left to fend for itself. Less than a year after NASA started a modest SETI program, called the High Resolution Microwave Survey, in 1992, Congress approved a spending... Read more
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The Daily & Sunday Review
C.J. Marshall: Significa: (Nuclear) Hell on earth"Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say, "Can't you feel the fears I'm fe
C.J. Marshall: Significa: (Nuclear) Hell on earth
The Daily & Sunday Review / Posted 12 days ago
"Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say, "Can't you feel the fears I'm feeling today. "If the button is pushed, there is no runnin' away, "There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave. "Take a look around ya boy, "It's bound to... Read more
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Silver City Sun-News
Las Cruces Style: Spacey childhood memories, cosmic future dreamsIn a summer that has had way too much sorrow and violence for what we like to t
Las Cruces Style: Spacey childhood memories, cosmic future dreams
Silver City Sun-News / Posted 12 days ago
In a summer that has had way too much sorrow and violence for what we like to think of as a carefree season, there have been a few lovely, refreshing, spacey moments. I thought about those moments — and the decades that preceded them, when I was... Read more
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Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces Style: Spacey childhood memories, cosmic future dreamsIn a summer that has had way too much sorrow and violence for what we like to t
Las Cruces Style: Spacey childhood memories, cosmic future dreams
Las Cruces Sun-News / Posted 12 days ago
In a summer that has had way too much sorrow and violence for what we like to think of as a carefree season, there have been a few lovely, refreshing, spacey moments. I thought about those moments — and the decades that preceded them, when I was... Read more
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Salon.com
Richard Dawkins’ moralizing atheism: Science, self-righteousness and militant belief — and disbeliefI have chosen to dally on this graveyard pathway by St Stephen’s Church on my w
Richard Dawkins’ moralizing atheism: Science, self-righteousness and militant belief — and disbelief
Salon.com / Posted 13 days ago
I have chosen to dally on this graveyard pathway by St Stephen’s Church on my way to the Chapelfield shopping centre, where I have business at the Apple Store. I reckon it is a good place to observe the reaction of passers-by confronted by reminders... Read more
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International Business Times
Aliens and nuclear apocalypse: Should we be looking for signs of mass death instead? New analysis has looked at why we are yet to come across signs of life on other
Aliens and nuclear apocalypse: Should we be looking for signs of mass death instead?
International Business Times / Posted 13 days ago
New analysis has looked at why we are yet to come across signs of life on other planets across the universe, despite the fact that there are potentially billions of habitable planets. The study, from Cornell University's Carl Sagan Institute, says... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Pharrell Williams' strange rider demandsPharrell Williams asks for a "framed photograph of late astronomer Carl Sagan"
Pharrell Williams' strange rider demands
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 14 days ago
Pharrell Williams asks for a "framed photograph of late astronomer Carl Sagan" on his rider. The Happy hitmaker has very specific backstage demands at his concerts and as well as a variety of premium alcohol and health snacks he also always requests... Read more
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Perth Now
Pharrell’s bizarre diva demandsPharrell Williams adheres to the Atkins Diet these days. IT TAKES an awful lot
Pharrell’s bizarre diva demands
Perth Now / Posted 14 days ago
Pharrell Williams adheres to the Atkins Diet these days. IT TAKES an awful lot to make Pharrell Williams “Happy” — his backstage demands could give any diva a run for her money. The laundry list of items the singer demands in his dressing room... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
Pharrell Williams’ Tour Rider Consists Of Booze, Snacks & Carl Sagan? Pharrell Williams, like many entertainers before him, likes to have certain i
Pharrell Williams’ Tour Rider Consists Of Booze, Snacks & Carl Sagan?
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 14 days ago
Pharrell Williams, like many entertainers before him, likes to have certain items on hand backstage while he’s performing on tour. But it appears the Virginia native has some... Read more
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News.com.au
Pharrell Williams has some pretty bizarre diva demands IT TAKES an awful lot to make Pharrell Williams “Happy” — his backstage deman
Pharrell Williams has some pretty bizarre diva demands
News.com.au / Posted 14 days ago
IT TAKES an awful lot to make Pharrell Williams “Happy” — his backstage demands could give any diva a run for her money. The laundry list of items the singer demands in his dressing room before... Read more
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Herald Sun
Pharrell Williams has some pretty bizarre diva demandsIT TAKES an awful lot to make Pharrell Williams “Happy” — his backstage demands
Pharrell Williams has some pretty bizarre diva demands
Herald Sun / Posted 14 days ago
IT TAKES an awful lot to make Pharrell Williams “Happy” — his backstage demands could give any diva a run for her money. The laundry list of items the singer demands in his dressing room before concerts includes, booze, snacks — and a framed... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Pharrell’s bizarre diva demandsPharrell Williams adheres to the Atkins Diet these days. IT TAKES an awful lot
Pharrell’s bizarre diva demands
The Courier Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Pharrell Williams adheres to the Atkins Diet these days. IT TAKES an awful lot to make Pharrell Williams “Happy” — his backstage demands could give any diva a run for her money. The laundry list of items the singer demands in his dressing room... Read more
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Quartz
Neil Armstrong could have a planet named after him - Quartz OVER THE MOON US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk
Neil Armstrong could have a planet named after him
Quartz / Posted 15 days ago
- Quartz OVER THE MOON US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, could have a planet named after him. The International... Read more
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The Huffington Post
You Can Help Name The Planets Discovered Outside The Solar SystemAstronomers have found 1,883 planets orbiting stars outside our solar system (a
You Can Help Name The Planets Discovered Outside The Solar System
The Huffington Post / Posted 15 days ago
Astronomers have found 1,883 planets orbiting stars outside our solar system (a.k.a. exoplanets) with thousands of other potential candidates being evaluated right now. And most of them have super boring names, like the star 51 Pegasi and its... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
A skeptic's view of settled scienceA skeptic’s view of settled science I was leafing through the newspaper the ot
A skeptic's view of settled science
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 15 days ago
A skeptic’s view of settled science I was leafing through the newspaper the other day and was surprised to see a lot of chatter about global warming. I thought that chestnut had been put to bed some time ago, but apparently not. So I looked through... Read more
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The Smoking Gun
Why, Yes, Pharrell Williams Does Require Concert Promoters To Provide Him A Framed Photo Of Carl Sagan Musician Pharrell Williams, an avowed Carl Sagan fan, requires concert promot
Why, Yes, Pharrell Williams Does Require Concert Promoters To Provide Him A Framed Photo Of Carl Sagan
The Smoking Gun / Posted 17 days ago
Musician Pharrell Williams, an avowed Carl Sagan fan, requires concert promoters to place a framed photo of the late astronomer in his dressing... Read more
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Op-Ed News
I'm No scientist. I'm a Worried Grandfather.Carl Sagan said, "if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first
I'm No scientist. I'm a Worried Grandfather.
Op-Ed News / Posted 17 days ago
Carl Sagan said, "if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." Of course, "from scratch" means from nothing. As I interpret his saying, nothing comes from nothing except the Big Bang. And even that belief has a... Read more
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WA Today
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri MilnerAn artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar sys
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner
WA Today / Posted 20 days ago
An artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth, called Kepler-452b. The planet, which is about 60 per cent bigger than Earth, is about 1400 light years away in the constellation... Read more
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The Age
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri MilnerAn artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar sys
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner
The Age / Posted 20 days ago
An artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth, called Kepler-452b. The planet, which is about 60 per cent bigger than Earth, is about 1400 light years away in the constellation... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri MilnerAn artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar sys
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 20 days ago
An artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth, called Kepler-452b. The planet, which is about 60 per cent bigger than Earth, is about 1400 light years away in the constellation... Read more
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Canberra Times
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri MilnerAn artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar sys
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner
Canberra Times / Posted 20 days ago
An artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth, called Kepler-452b. The planet, which is about 60 per cent bigger than Earth, is about 1400 light years away in the constellation... Read more
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Brisbane Times
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri MilnerAn artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar sys
The search for life on other planets gets a boost from Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner
Brisbane Times / Posted 20 days ago
An artistic illustration compares Earth (left) to a planet beyond the solar system that is a close match to Earth, called Kepler-452b. The planet, which is about 60 per cent bigger than Earth, is about 1400 light years away in the constellation... Read more
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East Bay Express
This Weekend's Top Five Eventsclick to enlargeBig Freedia Big Freedia Last year, Big Freedia performed a dayt
This Weekend's Top Five Events
East Bay Express / Posted 21 days ago
click to enlargeBig Freedia Big Freedia Last year, Big Freedia performed a daytime set on a peripheral stage at Outside Lands. Festivalgoers tend to mistake behaving like assholes for letting loose, but the bounce queen Big Freedia from New Orleans... Read more
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Evening Standard
Amanda Seyfried: 'Of course I have a stuffed racoon - who doesn’t?'It may be summer but I’ve just bought a coat from Chloé. (In fashion you’ve got
Amanda Seyfried: 'Of course I have a stuffed racoon - who doesn’t?'
Evening Standard / Posted 22 days ago
It may be summer but I’ve just bought a coat from Chloé. (In fashion you’ve got to get it while it’s hot.) It’s pink and beige, a little oversized and goes beautifully with my hair. I just happened to pass the store when I was last in Paris. I see... Read more
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WA Today
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's futureOlbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal unive
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's future
WA Today / Posted 24 days ago
Olbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal universe, every line of sight would end on a star and even dust clouds would glow as bright as day. Photo: iStock If you dream of close encounters of the alien kind, this has... Read more
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Canberra Times
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's futureOlbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal unive
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's future
Canberra Times / Posted 24 days ago
Olbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal universe, every line of sight would end on a star and even dust clouds would glow as bright as day. Photo: iStock If you dream of close encounters of the alien kind, this has... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's futureOlbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal unive
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's future
Brisbane Times / Posted 24 days ago
Olbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal universe, every line of sight would end on a star and even dust clouds would glow as bright as day. Photo: iStock If you dream of close encounters of the alien kind, this has... Read more
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The Age
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's futureOlbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal unive
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's future
The Age / Posted 24 days ago
Olbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal universe, every line of sight would end on a star and even dust clouds would glow as bright as day. Photo: iStock If you dream of close encounters of the alien kind, this has... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's futureOlbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal unive
Why some think finding alien life would be a 'crushing blow' to humanity's future
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Olbers' Paradox asks why is the sky dark at night? In an infinite eternal universe, every line of sight would end on a star and even dust clouds would glow as bright as day. Photo: iStock If you dream of close encounters of the alien kind, this has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Five Important Things to Know About the Search for AliensWith the recent discovery of an earth-like planet, Kepler 452b, about 1 400 lig
Five Important Things to Know About the Search for Aliens
AllAfrica.com / Posted 24 days ago
With the recent discovery of an earth-like planet, Kepler 452b, about 1 400 light years away, the recent pictures of Pluto, and the return of the Star Wars movies, the debate around space and the existence of extra-terrestrials is... Read more
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The Courier Mail
The man who brought down a planetNeil deGrasse Tyson has some cosmic claims to fame. HE FAMOUSLY helped demote
The man who brought down a planet
The Courier Mail / Posted 24 days ago
Neil deGrasse Tyson has some cosmic claims to fame. HE FAMOUSLY helped demote Pluto from its planet status, regularly rubs shoulders with superstar comedians, has more than four million followers on Twitter ... and now Neil deGrasse Tyson is... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Five important things to know about the search for aliens2015-08-03 21:17 Johannesburg - With the recent discovery of an earth-like pla
Five important things to know about the search for aliens
News 24 South Africa / Posted 25 days ago
2015-08-03 21:17 Johannesburg - With the recent discovery of an earth-like planet, Kepler 452b, about 1 400 light years away, the recent pictures of Pluto, and the return of the Star Wars... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Space, the final frontierOuter space does not have a monopoly on mystery. There are spaces closer to hom
Space, the final frontier
Otago Daily Times / Posted 26 days ago
Outer space does not have a monopoly on mystery. There are spaces closer to home that also boggle the mind. I'm enamoured of space in all its relative definitions and manifestations. Explorations of space in all its relative positions, be it public,... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Dodgers throwing dollars, not prospects, at postseason dreamsSay it slowly. Savor the syllables. Cue Carl Sagan. A third of a billion. Tha
Dodgers throwing dollars, not prospects, at postseason dreams
Los Angeles Times / Posted 27 days ago
Say it slowly. Savor the syllables. Cue Carl Sagan. A third of a billion. That is the amount the Dodgers' owners are spending on their major league payroll this season. One-third of a billion dollars. So far. On the popular scale of measuring the... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Sounds of Voyager's 'golden record' now on SoundCloud(CNN) -- Call it "Music for Extraterrestrials" -- now available for humans. In
Sounds of Voyager's 'golden record' now on SoundCloud
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 28 days ago
(CNN) -- Call it "Music for Extraterrestrials" -- now available for humans. In 1977, NASA sent two probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, into the cosmos. Both were equipped with "golden records," phonograph recordings (how quaint that seems now!) of... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Listen in: Sounds of Voyager's 'golden record' now on SoundCloudWASHINGTON — Call it “Music for Extraterrestrials” — now available for humans.
Listen in: Sounds of Voyager's 'golden record' now on SoundCloud
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 28 days ago
WASHINGTON — Call it “Music for Extraterrestrials” — now available for humans. In 1977, NASA sent two probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, into the cosmos. Both were equipped with “golden records,” phonograph recordings (how quaint that seems now!) of... Read more
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CNET
NASA's Golden Record made for alien ears now on SoundCloudAh, the sounds of Earth. We Earthlings listen to them all the time. A baby crie
NASA's Golden Record made for alien ears now on SoundCloud
CNET / Posted 29 days ago
Ah, the sounds of Earth. We Earthlings listen to them all the time. A baby cries. A bus rolls by. The wind keens and rain falls. These sounds and many more are included on NASA's Golden Record, a compendium of the sounds of our planet that traveled... Read more
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PhysOrg
It's alive, it's alive!An astronomer’s final guess before the flyby. On June 3, 2015, more than a mont
It's alive, it's alive!
PhysOrg / Posted 29 days ago
An astronomer’s final guess before the flyby. On June 3, 2015, more than a month before New Horizons, flying faster than speeding bullet, reached its rendezvous with the Pluto system, an astronomer at the Southwest Research Institute who is also a... Read more
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International Business Times
Nasa Golden Record: Listen to tracks on board Voyage spacecraft on SoundCloudNasa has released Voyager's Golden Record on SoundCloud – the tracks intended t
Nasa Golden Record: Listen to tracks on board Voyage spacecraft on SoundCloud
International Business Times / Posted 30 days ago
Nasa has released Voyager's Golden Record on SoundCloud – the tracks intended to tell the story of our world to any extraterrestrials the spacecraft might come across. The tracks include greetings in 55 different languages – from Akkadian to Wu –... Read more
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PhysOrg
Faces of the solar systemMove over, Pluto… Disney already has dibs on Mercury as seen in this MESSENGER
Faces of the solar system
PhysOrg / Posted 30 days ago
Move over, Pluto… Disney already has dibs on Mercury as seen in this MESSENGER photo. Credit: NASA/JHAPL/Carnegie institution of Washington "Look, it has a tiny face on it!" This sentiment was echoed 'round the web recently, as an image of Pluto's... Read more
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Mashable
Listen to the sounds NASA's Voyager spacecrafts carried to distant spaceHumanity's farthest-flung spacecraft is carrying the sounds of Earth with it on
Listen to the sounds NASA's Voyager spacecrafts carried to distant space
Mashable / Posted 30 days ago
Humanity's farthest-flung spacecraft is carrying the sounds of Earth with it on its journey through interstellar space, and now, you can listen to the recordings NASA chose to include on the Voyager probes' "Golden Record" online. The recordings —... Read more
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