Adrift! Art Project Focuses on Troublesome Space Trash

By Leonard David, Space.com's Space Insider Columnist | November 28, 2016 02:00pm ET
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The new interactive art project "Adrift" aims to give participants a better understanding of the problems posed by space junk. Credit: Adrift
Space junk...a menacing and growing environmental worry.
Now a unique art project reveals the world of space junk, making it personal, visible and audible.
Called Adrift, this UK project takes the form of an interactive experience, a documentary film and a listen-up sound experience. Adopt a chunk of junk

Alpha Centauri Gets a New Moniker as 227 Star Names Are Clarified

By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor | November 28, 2016 04:30pm ET
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According to a new official designation by the International Astronomical Union, the neighboring star system Alpha Centauri will be known as "Rigil Kentaurus." This wide-field view of the sky around the bright star system was created from photographic images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Image released Oct. 17, 2012. Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

Supermoon Party! Space Fan Helps Inspire New Skywatchers (Photos)

By Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer-Producer | November 28, 2016 12:00pm ET
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Amateur astronomer Zack Payne took these photos of the supermoon during his "moon party" in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Nov. 14. Credit: Zack Payne
Amateur astronomer and space enthusiast Zack Payne wants more people to get excited about looking at the sky. So when November's full "supermoon" came the closest to Earth that it's been since 1948, he threw a "moon party" for his peers to come together and check out the giant, glowing moon in all its glory through his brand-new telescope.

Is the universe really a HOLOGRAM? Shock theory hailed as в─≤clear evidenceв─≥

THE universe that we see and know is simply a holographic illusion like a symbol on a credit card, an astonishing theory suggests.
By Sean Martin
GETTYThe universe is a hologram
The claim comes from research which has been described as the "clearest evidence yet" everything in the cosmos is a hologram.
Physicists were investigating the inconsistencies between Einstein's theory of gravity and quantum mechanics - how quantum mechanics takes over from
relativity in extremes such as black holes.

Trump demands NASA forget about в─≤hoaxв─≥ climate change and get humans to Mars

PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has told NASA to forget about climate change and concentrate on getting humans to Mars.
By Sean Martin
GETTYDonald Trump wants Nasa to forget about climate change
Billionaire Mr Trump, who will become the next occupant of the White House in January after a shock victory over Hillary Clinton, has previously been dismissive of manmade global warming.
The soon-to-be 45th President of the United States has branded climate

Fire In Space! Saffire Mission Conducts 2nd Round Of Tests | Video

By Steve Spaleta | November 28, 2016 10:19am ET
NASA's Saffire-II experiment was conducted aboard Orbital Science's Cygnus spacecraft on Nov 21-22, 2016. A sample consisting partially of Nomex, a commercially available, flame-resistant material and an acrylic glass material that is used in spacecraft windows is being tested here. [Read More About The Saffire Mission]
credit : Space.com/Imagery courtesy: NASA/Edited by @SteveSpaleta
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SpaceX Investor Joins Trump Defense Transition Team

By Jeff Foust, SpaceNews Writer | November 28, 2016 06:46am ET
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Trae Stephens, a principal at Founders Fund, whose investments include SpaceX, jointed President-elect Trump's transition team for the Defense Department on Nov. 23. Credit: Founders Fund
WASHINGTON - A principal in a venture capital fund whose investments include SpaceX has joined President-elect Donald Trump's transition team for the Department of Defense.

Check Out This Jaw-dropping Image of Jupiter and the Moon

By Nina Sen, Space.com Contributor | November 27, 2016 10:07am ET
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Greg Diesel Walck took the image from Moyock, North Carolina as a thunderstorm drifted across the horizon on August 5, 2016. Credit: Greg Diesel Walck
Does this stunning image of the moon give you chills? That's how astrophotographer Greg Diesel Walck felt when taking the image.

Mars 160 Coverage: Training for a Manned Mission to Mars

By SPACE.com Staff | November 27, 2016 07:00am ET
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Patch for the Mars Society's Mars 160 mission, during which seven crewmembers will conduct 80-day simulated Red Planet missions in the Utah desert and the Canadian Arctic. Credit: The Mars Society

Under the Stars: Photographer Captures Stunning Taurid Meteor

By Nina Sen, Space.com Contributor | November 27, 2016 10:00am ET
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Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes took this image from Assateague Island National Seashore along the eastern shores of Maryland on November 5, 2016. Credit: Jeff Berkes
Taurid meteors dot the sky above as a skywatcher captures the gorgeous night sky in his tent below.
Astrophotographer Jeff Berkes took this image from Assateague Island National Seashore along the eastern shores of Maryland on Nov. 5.

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