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Meteorite turns night into day over Bucharest, Romania

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Meteorite turns night into day over Bucharest, Romania

A meteorite has disintegrated over Bucharest, the capital of Romania, early Wednesday, blazing through the sky and briefly lighting up the city in the wee hours of the morning. The event, which occurred at approximately 3:05:57 a.m. local time, was caught on several security cameras throughout the city, such as the rooftop cam from surveillance […]

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The Hendo Hoverboard, is real.

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The Hendo Hoverboard, is real.

A writer for GigaOM took the hoverboard for a spin. She says the experience was like “standing on a giant air hockey puck hovering three quarters of an inch above the ground.” There is one big catch with the technology. The hoverboard can only be used over a non-ferrous metal surface, so you can’t just […]

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Saturn Photobombs the Moon in Dramatic Celestial Moment

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The iconic rings of Saturn were visible as it danced around the bright-white moon. This type of event is called an occultation — something that happens when a larger body covers up a distant object. It’s especially dramatic when it involves a particularly bright subject, like Saturn. People in Australia could actually see the event […]

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Curiosity finds massive metal meteorite on Mars as it moves into more dangerous, exciting territory

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has encountered a massive iron meteorite on Mars. At roughly two meters (6.5 feet) wide, and who knows how much beneath the surface, the meteorite (dubbed “Lebanon”) might be the largest ever discovered on Mars. In other news, Curiosity recently celebrated its first Martian anniversary on the Red Planet (almost two Earth […]

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NASA Announces An Earth-Size Planet That May Have Liquid Water

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NASA and Kepler telescope researchers have just announced that they’ve discovered an Earth-size planet circling a dwarf star at a distance that would allow that planet to support liquid water. The finding was also published Thursday, April 16, in the journal Science. The announcement was made in a live press conference attended by a panel […]

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