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Oakland Science Museum Offers Low-Income Families Discount With EBT Card

The Chabot Space & Science Center launched a pilot program Thursday giving low-income families with an EBT card admission to the center for $1 per person.

03/27/2015

Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Year-Long Space Mission Underway; Twins To Test Effects Of Long Zero-Gravity Exposure

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts hurtled into orbit Friday for a year-long mission to study the effects of extended time in space on the human body.

03/27/2015

An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Giant ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid Hurtling Toward Earth

An asteroid over half a mile wide is set to soar past Earth on Friday, but astronomers say earthlings have nothing to worry about.

03/27/2015

An artist's rendering of an asteroid field (CBS)

NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

03/25/2015

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Our Universe Is Ending Sooner Than We Thought, Scientists Say

According to a new study, our universe is bound to be ripped to shreds in the next tens of billions of years — a relatively short span of time in the cosmological scale of things.

03/25/2015

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

Twin Astronauts Taking Part In Longest Ever NASA Study On Space Travel’s Aging Effects

NASA is set to carry out its longest mission ever in an effort to study the effects of space travel on the human body.

03/24/2015

NASA artist's impression of what waves on Titan might look like (Image from NASA video)

6 Extraterrestrial Surf Spots To Try To Catch An Alien Wave

With all the discoveries about extraterrestrial water this month, the question arose — where is the BEST place to catch alien waves, assuming you had a “wet suit” to protect you from extreme heat and cold (and give you oxygen), that you could survive a 1-2 year space journey to get there, and had a pretty good sponsor to pony up $10 billion or so. There technically is only one place where the surf truly is up…

03/23/2015

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Celestial Trifecta Friday: Supermoon, Spring Equinox & Solar Eclipse Converge For Rare Event

The week is ending with a celestial trifecta on Friday involving a rare overlap of a supermoon, a total solar eclipse and the start of spring.

03/20/2015

A still from a documentary film 'The Man Walking In Space', which followed Russian astronaut Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov on his famous orbit in the spacecraft Voskhod 2. On 18th March 1965, Leonov left the spacecraft for ten minutes to become the first man ever to walk in space. (Central Press/Getty Images)

50th Anniversary Of The Big Day Americans Rarely Talk About

Fifty years ago today, man first walked in Space. His name is Alexei Leonov, a Russian Cosmonaut, who is 80 years young and is working at a Bank in Moscow. He wants to stay busy!

03/18/2015

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Astronauts Take In Spectacular Northern Lights From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station captured otherworldly photos of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, Tuesday night.

03/18/2015

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