Oct 072015
NASA Scientist Reviews The Martian

All science fiction is, well, fiction, but we love it because it is supposed to be in someway possible perhaps in the near future. By far, the most popular science fiction film of 2015 is The Martian, featuring Matt Damon. But how close did the studio get to making a realistic movie based in space and on Mars? BuzzFeed asked a real NASA scientist what he thought. 


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Sep 282015
NASA Explains The Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

You have no doubt heard about the rare supermoon lunar eclipse that took place last night. Not only was the moon the closest it ever is to Earth resulting in it looking 14% larger to us, but it was also completely blocked by our planet causing it to have a strong red tint. That’s called a supermoon lunar eclipse. The last time this happened was 1982. Did you see it for yourself? 


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Sep 202015
Scientists Make Model Solar System To Scale In The Desert

When looking at pictures of our solar system, it appears that the planets are all one big happy family living close together. But in reality, they couldn’t be farther apart. To demonstrate just how far and spread out the planets in our system are, To Scale: demonstrates what it should actually look like to proper scale in a dry lake-bed in Nevada. This educational video has gone viral with over 1.1 million views!


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Jul 282015
Dropping A Effervescent Pill In Floating Water Bubble In Space

The best part about being an astronaut is performing science experiments that would otherwise be impossible. On Earth, countless people drop effervescent tablets into water to make a soothing elixir to calm their stomach aches and pains. But in space, that simple experiment becomes a lot cooler! This video by Reel NASA has gone viral with over 250,000 views!


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Jun 292015
SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Launch

SpaceX is of course the private space exploration company run by Elon Musk, the founder of electric car company Tesla. SpaceX just launched their unmanned Falcon-9 rocket to the International Space Station before the weekend when disaster struck. After a successful liftoff, the rocket experienced a problem before stage shutdown which resulted in the rocket exploding. Thankfully, only the supplies were loss and there were no injuries. 


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