Solar Eclipse Glasses: Where to Buy the Best, High-Quality Eyewear

By Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer-Producer | May 24, 2017 07:24am ET
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If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans who will experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, hopefully you've heard by now that you're going to need eye protection for the big event.
But not all solar viewers are created equal. Using the wrong gear (or using it incorrectly) can burn your retinas, causing irreparable damage to your eyes.

Hot Stuff! Huge Secondary Mirror Cast for Extremely Large Telescope

By Sarah Lewin, Staff Writer | May 24, 2017 07:00am ET
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An enormous piece of glass-ceramic has been cast for the secondary mirror of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope, entering a year-long cooldown and heat-treatment period until it's ready to be ground and polished for use with the megatelescope.
The completed mirror will measure nearly 14 feet across (4.2 meters) and

High Fashion Meets Vintage NASA in New 'Coach Space' Collection

By Space.com, staff | May 24, 2017 11:00am ET
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NASA is having a fashion moment. Or, perhaps more accurately, fashion is having a NASA moment. Hot on the heels of Chanel's interstellar-themed fashion show and mock rocket launch in March, Coach is showcasing a cosmically inspired collection of its own.
Part of the new "Coach Space" collection, The Rogue is a pebble-leather bag decked out in retro NASA patches. ($895 at Coach.com) Credit: Coach

'Orphan Memory' Could Broaden Gravitational Wave Hunt

By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor | May 24, 2017 07:30am ET
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Artist's illustration showing two merging black holes creating ripples in the fabric of space-time, also known as gravitational waves. Credit: NASA
There may be a new way to study gravitational waves.
These ripples in the fabric of space-time were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, and first detected directly in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) consortium.

Time travel POSSIBLE? Black holes could be key to cheating Einstein's theory, expert says

TIME travel is possible through black holes but it would take a в─°cunning ideaв─² to achieve the much sort after feat, according to a physicist.
By Sean Martin
GETTYBlack holes could be the key to time travel
As the distinction between time and space surrounding a black hole becomes almost indistinguishable, experts believe that the mysterious entities could be the key to time travel.
However, there are a lot of mitigating factors.

$4m bag of moondust collected by Neil Armstrong is star of first space auction

NASA fought to keep dust bought for $995 that was sample collected from Sea of Tranquillity
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Space is the final frontier for auction house Sothebyв─(tm)s whose star lot in its inaugral space exploration-themed auction is a bag with an astonishing back story and a guide price to match.
The bag was used by the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, to collect samples of rock and dust from the area known as the Sea of

Your Smartphone Could be Your Ticket to Space в─" If Space Nation Takes Flight

By Debra Werner, SpaceNews | May 23, 2017 06:25pm ET
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VГєhГє-Jaakkola spoke in December 2016 at Slush, an international conference for startup entrepreneurs and investors in Helsinki. He is standing in front of a screen showing images of the mobile application people will use to follow the Space Nation Astronaut Program. Credit: Space Nation
SAN FRANCISCO - Space Nation, the Finnish startup seeking to pave the way for the transition of humanity into space, announced plans May 16 to conduct experiments on the International Space Station.

Why Occam's Razor Doesn't Apply to Physics

By Ross Pomeroy, RealClearScience | May 23, 2017 06:25pm ET
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This map of dark matter in the universe (rendered in pink) reveals a web of dense (light) and empty (dark) regions. The image was created with data from the Kilo Degree Survey (KiDS), using the VLT Survey Telescope at the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Paranal Observatory in Chile. This image is one out of five patches of the sky observed by KiDS. Credit: Kilo- Degree Survey Collaboration/H. Hildebrandt & B. Giblin/ESO

Telescope detects MYSTERIOUS signal from space just days after being switched on

A TELESCOPE that had been turned on for just four days detected a signal from deep space which has baffled astronomers.
By Sean Martin
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Less than a week into its research, the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder telescope detected radio bursts emanating from the constellation Leo.
The strange and rare signals are what as known as ‘fast radio bursts' or FRBs but scientists are still unsure what causes them.

However, what they do know is that they can emit as much energy in a second than the sun does in 10,000 years.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos: в─≤Itв─≥s time to go back to the Moon, but this time to STAY'

AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos has revealed that he wishes to build a Moon base for humans to live on.
By Sean Martin
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As most, including NASA and Tesla's Elon Musk, turn their attentions to building a settlement on Mars, Mr Bezos believes that a lunar base would be more suitable.
The last time humans stepped foot on the astronomical body was 1972, but as natural resources begin to dwindle on Earth, scientists are looking at the

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