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A representation of a 9-nanometer azotosome, about the size of a virus, with a piece of the membrane cut away to show the hollow interior. Image credit: James Stevenson
Science Wire | Mar 03, 2015

Methane-based lifeforms on Saturn’s moon?

Scientists offer a template for life that could thrive in the harsh, cold world of Titan, the giant moon of Saturn. It’s not life as we know it.

Spacewalk trilogy complete! NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore (seen in this photo) ended their International Space Station spacewalk at 12:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Image credit: NASA
Science Wire | Mar 02, 2015

Missed the spacewalks? Here’s video, photos

On Sunday, NASA astronauts completed their third spacewalk in eight days. Cool video and gorgeous pics from the trio of spacewalks.

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Science Wire | Feb 27, 2015

What color is this dress?

Some say gold and some say blue. Here’s why you see what you see, from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.

This image was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft of dwarf planet Ceres on Feb. 19 from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). It shows that the brightest spot on Ceres has a dimmer companion, which apparently lies in the same basin. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA
Science Wire | Feb 25, 2015

Mysterious Ceres bright spot is double!

With the Dawn spacecraft just one week from its Ceres encounter, the dwarf planet’s strange bright spot is revealed to have a dimmer companion.

Comet C 2015 D1
Science Wire | Feb 25, 2015

Watch unusual comet sail past sun

Then stay tuned. This comet – named C/2015 D1 (SOHO) – might become visible in your evening sky. Maybe.

Spirit Lake, Idaho. Photo credit: Donny Mott
Science Wire | Feb 24, 2015

Chinese rocket breaks up in northern lights

Lucky observers in western North America saw bright lights streaking in the sky Monday night – the disintegration of a Chinese rocket body. Photo and videos here!

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Science Wire | Feb 23, 2015

Can you be scared to death?

Short answer: Yes, it’s possible. Newest video by the AsapSCIENCE guys.

View larger. |Image credit: NPS Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division
Science Wire | Feb 19, 2015

Map shows loudest, quietest places in U.S.

A new map created by the National Parks Service. Dark blue areas are the most quiet, light yellow are the loudest. Have a look.

Acquired February 15, 2015. Image credit: NASA/NOAA
Science Wire | Feb 18, 2015

Comma-like shape of February nor’easter

Satellite view of February 14-15 blizzard that hit the U.S northeast. As of February 17, Boston snow was deeper than in all but two locations in Alaska.

Photo credit: David Dickson
Science Wire | Feb 15, 2015

Incredible! Watch great blue heron swallow huge fish

You may have seen a snake swallow a big animal, but have you ever seen a bird do it?