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Pluto team live on Facebook January 19

The New Horizons team will be discussing the historic Pluto encounter and the spacecraft’s next target in the Kuiper Belt – live on Facebook – beginning at at 4 p.m. EST (21:00 UTC).

Watch soap bubbles freeze

A photographer in St. Paul, Minnesota captured this mesmerizing footage of soap bubbles freezing. It looks like time-lapse but it’s actually in real time!

Today in science: Finding magnetic south

On January 16, 1909, a team of Antarctic explorers thought they’d found the magnetic south pole. Then, a few years later, they began to have doubts.

Forensic science looks at human evolution

The reach of forensic science’s is being extended back from crime scenes into prehistory to help unlock the mysteries of human evolution.

2017 has 2 Friday the 13ths

When a common year of 365 days starts on a Sunday, as it does this year, 2 Friday the 13ths are inevitable. The 1st one is in January.

When does Friday 13th have a full moon?

January 13, 2017 is a Friday the 13th, and the moon is one day past full. Past and future dates when Friday the 13th and the full moon coincide.

Watch 2017’s 2nd spacewalk Friday

ISS astronauts will work on a complex upgrade to the station’s power system during the January 13, 2017 spacewalk. Spacewalk begins around 7 a.m. EST (1200 UTC) and is expected to last about 6 hours.

What is a supermoon?

By at least 1 definition, the year 2017 has 4 supermoons. Three are new moons and not visible in our sky. The only full moon supermoon of 2017 will come in December.

NASA begins new astronaut sleep study

A new NASA study is investigating how different light intensities and spectra can be used to help regulate astronauts’ patterns of alertness and sleep.

No double moon in 2017, or ever

Can Mars ever appear as large as the moon in Earth’s sky? Heck no.