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EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

Got three minutes? Watch Deborah deliver recent astronomy news headlines, plus see an animation showing all five planets before dawn!

EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

Deborah delivers the headlines of the past few days. At the end … a stirring new video on the dramatic upright landing of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, in December. This Sunday, SpaceX will try again for an upright rocket landing at sea.

EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

Three-and-a-half minutes of Deborah delivering the news … and an awesome two-and-a-half minutes of Chris Hadfield’s now-classic rendition of Bowie’s Space Oddity, delivered from ISS. RIP, David Bowie.

Gorgeous timelapse of California skies

Southern California night skies … looking from inside massive sea caves and across miles of inland desert. Wonder Endlessly timelapse by Jack Fusco. Enjoy!

EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 UTC). Or watch right here!

Giant squid surfaces in Japanese harbor

Spectators on a pier in Toyama Bay in central Japan were treated to a rare sighting of a giant squid. The first one ever caught on camera was as recently as 2012. Footage provided by Diving Shop Kaiyu, and posted at YouTube by CNN on December 28, 2015.

Science fireplace

Warm up your holidays with this crackling science fireplace. It takes about an hour for the whole log to burn.

Awesome Falcon 9 landing in Florida

SpaceX has accomplished the first-ever successful soft landing of a rocket during a deployment of satellites to space. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landed “almost dead center” on its target near the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on December 21, 2015. It’s been a long time coming, but now … it’s an awesome day in space history!

Global impacts of 2015 El Niño appearing

People the world over are feeling, or soon will feel, the effects of the strongest El Niño event since 1997-98.

EarthSky News with Deborah Byrd

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Wednesdays at 11 a.m. ET (1600 UTC). Or watch right here! This week … Astronomers reveal that our sun has the potential to flare thousands of times more powerfully than previously believed. Plus, people’s choice! Fourteen stars and 31 exoplanets get new names. And more …