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Atari arcade classics return as IRL board games

Atari arcade classics return as IRL board games The brand behind some of the earliest video game hits has partnered up with IDW Games on a series of upcoming releases based on Atari classics.In a twist that should be welcome news to board game fans, the creation of IDW's Atari titles will be led by Jon Gilmour.

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss While we’re talking about icy rocks from the outer Solar System, it would be a shame not to mention Enceladus.But unlike Earth, there’s a surprising volume of hydrogen coming out of those vents and floating off into space.

This is how NASA spots potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth

This is how NASA spots potentially dangerous asteroids near Earth Ever wonder how NASA is able to find and track possibly hazardous asteroids near our planet?It was released on World Asteroid Day, which is devoted to raising public awareness of the dangers of asteroids and comets in our cosmic backyard.

NASA concept video shows how we might save Earth from rogue asteroids

NASA concept video shows how we might save Earth from rogue asteroids We've all seen those blockbuster movies in which scientists lay out complicated, risky plans to save Earth from an incoming asteroid.And those plans are almost always dependent on a bit of luck.

NASA to Smash Satellite Into Asteroid in 2022

NASA to Smash Satellite Into Asteroid in 2022 The technology to deflect an asteroid impact is currently beyond us, but NASA is preparing to test a potential solution.The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) program has entered the design phase, and could head out to a passing asteroid as soon as 2022.

Earth is Remarkably Safe from Cosmic Catastrophe

Earth is Remarkably Safe from Cosmic Catastrophe In his earlier days, Neil deGrasse Tyson traveled cautioned that life on Earth was fragile, posting any number of stellar and cosmic phenomena that could do us all in.But a new report suggests that it might be a lot tougher than we thought to kill everything on the planet.

Lightning Strikes Can Look an Awful Lot Like Meteors

Lightning Strikes Can Look an Awful Lot Like Meteors But when we look back through the geological record, we’re separated from the event by tens of thousands, if not millions of years.This puts a lot of strain on the rock and creates a special type of crystal known as shock quartz.