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The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing In general, basically any photo or picture you see of TRAPPIST-1 and its planets is art in some form.NASA's also released a "travel poster" advertising (fake) tourist trips to "planet hop" around the TRAPPIST-1 star system.

The emails Republicans don't want you to see

The emails Republicans don't want you to see Senators never saw these emails prior to voting on Pruitt's nomination on Feb.Overall, the emails further support the findings from a Pulitzer Prize-winning 2014 series in the New York Times that first revealed Pruitt's ties to the energy industry.

A 'weather bomb' named Doris batters the UK

A 'weather bomb' named Doris batters the UK The storm, named Doris by the UK Met Office, crossed Ireland as it intensified, before pinwheeling between Scotland and England.According to the Met Office, the storm underwent bombogenesis, which occurs when the central pressure in a storm plummets by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours.

GLAAD celebrates triumphs of black transgender trailblazers in new video

GLAAD celebrates triumphs of black transgender trailblazers in new video To mark Black History Month, LGBTQ media advocacy organization GLAAD created a video to celebrate 14 influential black trans people, all of whom have made vital contributions to the movement.The video, which focuses on visionaries from the past century, features Stonewall-era leaders like Marsha P.

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest 800,000 years: That's how long (buzzkill) astronaut Scott Kelly said it'll take us to get to the TRAPPIST-1 star system and its seven newly-discovered, potentially life-supporting, Earth-sized worlds.Each one of them, Star Wars, Star Trek, Interstellar, Alien, Battlestar Galactica, even the recent Passengers, have their own space travel trope.

We're so close to getting a crater named after Luke Skywalker

We're so close to getting a crater named after Luke Skywalker The IAU's naming scheme for Charon would allow scientists to name features on the moon after "fictional and mythological voyagers, travelers and explorers," according to NASA.So yes, you guessed it, this means that Skywalker Crater — which is a provisional name for one of Charon's holes in the ground — could become a reality.

How you can help protect trans kids right now

How you can help protect trans kids right now The move has received massive backlash, spurring the hashtag #ProtectTransKids in an effort to show solidarity with trans youth.But how exactly can advocates protect trans kids, especially now?

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1 has seen a ridiculously lopsided ratio of daily record highs to daily record lows, which is a key indicator of short-term climate and long-term climate change.22, daily record highs have been blowing away daily record lows by a greater than 100-to-1 ratio, which, if it holds for a few more days, would itself set a record.

Barack Obama hasn't updated his LinkedIn page and now we're even more depressed

Barack Obama hasn't updated his LinkedIn page and now we're even more depressed Even Barack Obama can't handle the truth.I'd been waiting for the LinkedIn notification, "News about Barack Obama," or "Congratulate Barack Obama on his new position.

Science is already political. Get over it and start marching.

Science is already political. Get over it and start marching. The main argument against the march hinges on the idea that "science isn't political.Shouting down arguments by simply saying that "science isn't political" will help no one combat the anti-science Trump administration in office now.

Spectacular color photos capture WWII tank crews in training

Spectacular color photos capture WWII tank crews in training As the mechanized German Army swept through Europe in the early years of World War II, American military brass recognized the need to develop a strong armored force.In 1940, the former 7th Cavalry Brigade was reorganized and activated as the 1st Armored Division.

That time a German submarine was plopped in the middle of Central Park

That time a German submarine was plopped in the middle of Central Park Before the United States’ late entry into World War I, the federal government devised a plan to finance the massive war effort.One third of the funding would come from the imposition of progressive new taxes, while two thirds would come from selling “Liberty Bonds” to the American people.

5 years later, celebrities put their hoodies up for Trayvon Martin

5 years later, celebrities put their hoodies up for Trayvon Martin His name was Trayvon Martin, and five years on, the movement inspired by his death lives on.Left for dead by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer, the fate of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin's son fanned the flames that became the Black Live Matter movement.

Ripples in space and time carry the future of space science

Ripples in space and time carry the future of space science Billions of years ago, two black holes merged in a violent explosion that rippled the fabric of our universe.Those cosmic ripples — known as gravitational waves — produced by this collision spread far and wide in all directions, carrying with them information about the black holes that brought them into being.

Here's another way to bury your pet — grow it into a tree

Here's another way to bury your pet — grow it into a tree Grow your loved one's remains into a remembrance tree thanks to the 'Living Urn'.The system works by placing your loved ones remains into the bio urn, adding a special root protection formula, as well as a growth mix.

Saturn's strange hexagon stands out in new photo of the ringed planet

Saturn's strange hexagon stands out in new photo of the ringed planet A spacecraft speeding through the solar system 619,000 miles from Saturn snapped a photo of the ringed planet's north pole in stark relief.The new image, taken by the Cassini spacecraft, shows Saturn's strange hexagonal jet stream surrounding the strong hurricane at the pole.

SpaceX wants to send 2 people around the moon in 2018

SpaceX wants to send 2 people around the moon in 2018 In a bold and surprising step, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company SpaceX wants to fly people around moon and bring them back to Earth in 2018.According to Musk, two private citizens — whose identities aren't public yet — want to pay SpaceX to send them from Earth, around the moon and bring them back home aboard a crewed Dragon spacecraft and Falcon Heavy rocket.

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement

Everything you need to know about SpaceX's big moon announcement Namely, in 2018, SpaceX plans to fly a pair of (presumably rich) private citizens around the moon and bring them back home.At the moment, SpaceX isn't planning to actually land on the surface of the moon for this mission.

There might be a real-life Tatooine in this distant star system

There might be a real-life Tatooine in this distant star system For the first time, scientists found evidence of a rocky planetary system surrounding a double sun.The star system, which is located about 1,000 light-years from Earth and named SDSS 1557, is composed of a white dwarf star and a brown dwarf — an object too small to be considered a full-fledged star, but too large to be a planet.

#EveryoneWelcome campaign challenges you to stand in solidarity with trans people

#EveryoneWelcome campaign challenges you to stand in solidarity with trans people Partnering with Tumblr, the campaign is calling for and sharing 30- to 60-second videos of people declaring their support for transgender rights.The initiative recently launched with videos from lawmakers and activists, while big names and people around the country will join the campaign soon.