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Outer Space

We Must Restore Our Commitment to U.S. Space Exploration

Jerry L. Ross | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science
Jerry L. Ross

The nation that put humans on the moon and inspired generations of excellence in science, technology, engineering, and math is now paying Russia to transport Americans to and from the International Space Station.

Is Mars The Next Earth?

Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

Mars One founder Bas Lansdorp joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to talk about his goal to have humans living on Mars by the year 2023. Lansdorp told host J...

Two New Reports on the Chilean "UFO" Videos Produce Conflicting Results

Leslie Kean | Posted 01.15.2013 | Weird News
Leslie Kean

It is both intriguing and puzzling that the two scientists disagreed about the most crucial question in this case: Did the same unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAP, appear on two separate cameras?

Bill Nye on Climate Change: Hurricane Sandy Is Just The Beginning

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.13.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

Everyone's favorite multi-platform professor, Bill Nye the Science Guy, streams into What's Trending via Google+ Hangout to discuss evolution, climate change, online learning and much more.

What Did Go 'Bang' in the Big Bang?

Mario Livio | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Cosmologists have used the Big Bang theory to examine how the large-scale structure of the universe emerged from tiny fluctuations in the density of cosmic matter -- but the original model left some perplexing cosmic properties to chance.

Hubble's Universe

Terence Dickinson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science
Terence Dickinson

Hubble has been as big a revolution as was the first telescope built by Galileo in 1610. It has profoundly changed our view of the universe and our place in it. Now, 22 years into its life, it has outperformed even the most optimistic predictions of its builders.

PHOTOS: Solar System Lollipops

Posted 09.11.2012 | Home

Our inner astronomy geek wants to place an order immediately for these solar system lollipops, created by Vintage Confections. The treats, which ar...

We Believed We Could Touch the Sky

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.28.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Armstrong's death last week has evoked numerous gauzy tributes to his amazing courage. But romantic memories of that historic moment belie the real triumph for Armstrong, NASA, and our deeply conflicted nation of the late 1960's.

PHOTO: Outer Space 'Jungle Juice' Is Your Next Awesome Party Cocktail

Posted 08.17.2012 | Science

Dig that black light out of the depths of your garage and get ready to impress people with it all over again. The Campus Companion created a drink ...

Pickup Lines for Your Next Mars-Rover-Related Party

Vanity Fair | Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy
Vanity Fair

Last night astrological enthusiasts gathered at "Curiosity-landing parties" to party and watch Curiosity land. Here is a sampling of Curiosity-landing-party pickup lines, archived for purposes of science.

Astronaut Sally Ride's Obituary Reveals She Leaves Behind Female Partner Of 27 Years

Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices

Sally Ride's death after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer has brought to light a less-reported fact about the first American woman in space: h...

Coming Soon: Your Vacation To The Moon

Smithsonian | Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel
Smithsonian

Forty-three years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. Nowadays, the idea of vacation on the moon is gaining traction with the American public.

WATCH: When Aliens Invade Weddings

Posted 07.02.2012 | Weddings

Would you want aliens to touch down on your wedding day? You'd be surprised how many couples do. In honor of UFO Day on Monday, we scoured the Inte...

From Spider Webs to the Cosmic Web

Mario Livio | Posted 08.14.2012 | Arts
Mario Livio

For an astrophysicist, perhaps the most amazing aspect of 3D spider webs is how much they resemble computer simulations of the cosmic web -- the filamentary structure of the Dark Matter in the universe.

WATCH: Stewart Calls 'Bullsh*t' On Asteroid Mining

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 04.26.2012 | Comedy

This week, a collective of independently wealthy people, including two Google execs and "Titanic" director James Cameron, announced the launch of a co...

INFOGRAPHIC: Women Astronauts Are Pretty Cool

LiveScience | Posted 04.25.2012 | Women

China is preparing to launch astronauts to a prototype space station for the first time, and the crew may include the first female Chinese astronaut, ...

WATCH: Amazing Video Shows Saturn Like You've Never Seen It Before

Posted 06.24.2012 | Science

It's almost hard to believe that "Outer Space," the two-minute film from Netherlands-based editor and director Sander van den Berg, was...

High Schoolers Launch Rubber Chicken Into Space

Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

The newest member of the exclusive space exploration club: A rubber chicken. During last month's solar storm -- the most intense radiation storm si...

2 Space Shuttle Cameras Coming To National Air And Space Museum

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — IMAX Corp. is donating its first cameras used to film aboard the space shuttle to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum i...

Incredible Jewel-Like Galaxy Discovered By Astronomers

| Sid Perkins | Posted 03.23.2012 | Science

The vast majority of galaxies are either flattened, disklike spirals like our own Milky Way, ellipsoidal rugby ball-shaped blobs, or irregular clumps ...

Newt's Vision: Moon Sex, Lunar Honeymoons & Farmers

Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's fixation with the final frontier is far from new. Gingrich made headlines this week by pledging to build a permanent base on the ...

NASA Admits To Losing Over 500 Pieces Of Moon Rocks, Other Space Samples

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Astronauts may have had the `right stuff' to go to the moon, but when it comes to keeping track of what they brought back, NASA seems to...

Could Aliens On Other Planets Be Spotted If They Like Bright City Lights?

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

By John Matson (Click here for original article.) There's probably no intelligent life in the outer solar system. But it couldn't hurt to check. ...

Hubble Telescope Looks Toward Galaxy Clusters To Find Dark Matter

| Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

By Kelly Oakes (Click here for original article.) Galaxies do not usually exist alone. They tend to bunch together in small groups, like the Local...

Herman Cain: 'We Are Not Going To Bum A Ride To Outer Space'

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA — Republican Herman Cain said God convinced him to enter the race for president, comparing himself to Moses: "'You've got the wrong man,...