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National Geographic Will Beam Tweets into Space
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National Geographic Plans to Transmit Tweets into Space

As a way to promote its show 'Chasing UFOs' and potentially impress aliens with our highly-advanced Twitter technology, the National Geographic Channel will broadcast tweets into the deepest recesses of space this coming August.

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Mickey Mouse on Mercury
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Mickey Mouse-Shaped Craters Discovered on Mercury

If you need proof that the Disney brand is everywhere, look no further than this. NASA's Messenger probe photographed three craters on the surface of Mercury that look strikingly similar to Disney's beloved mascot Mickey Mouse.

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NASA Astronaut Explains What Angry Birds in Space is Really Like

The hotly anticipated sequel to the 'Angry Birds' franchise will take everyone's favorite ornery fowls to the depths of outer space. However, one NASA astronaut has already beaten them to the punch.

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Conversation Between Ground Control and Major Tom Reconstructed [VIDEO]

The comedy troupe Killing My Lobster has recreated the conversation between ground control and Major Tom which takes place in the classic David Bowie song, 'Space Oddity.' It turns out ground control was getting increasingly exasperated by Major Tom's odd behavior. (Video has some mildly NSFW language)

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Japanese Astronaut Plays Baseball by Himself
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Japanese Astronaut Plays Baseball By Himself In Space

During long periods of isolation in outer space, boredom is no doubt a major problem. So how did one Japanese astronaut decide to pass the time? By playing a baseball game all by himself, of course.

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Actual Moon Walking Fails – Even Astronauts Can Have Spills [VIDEO]

It turns out not all steps on the moon go as well as Neil Armstrong's most famous one. In fact, there's a lengthy back log of bloopers coming out of space, and they've been consolidated into one hysterical video.

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Galaxy Quilt
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Intergalactic Quilts Are Out of This World [PHOTOS]

Have you ever wanted to hang the universe on your wall? With Jimmy McBride's intergalactic quilts you can explore an entire galaxy from the comfort of your bedroom or living room.

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Earth Rotates in New NASA Footage
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Watch Stunning High-Speed Footage of the Earth’s Rotation [VIDEO]

NASA just released amazing high-speed video of the Earth rotating as seen from the international space station, giving us breathtaking views as the world zooms by. In some cases, city lights and lightning in the clouds can clearly be seen. Wait, is that our house?

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NASA Corn Maze Patterns Are Out of This World [PHOTOS]

When you hear about crop circles, the first thing that immediately pops to mind is strange, unexplainable alien patterns encoded in farmland. So what better way to celebrate NASA's rich history of space exploration than with some amazing corn maze crop circles? 

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Breathtaking View of the Auroras From Space [VIDEO]

This breathtaking new video from the International Space Station offers a rarely seen view of the Auroras from space.

The Southern and Northern Lights are one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon in the world. So you can imagine how amazing they look while floating above the Earth. You gotta see this footage after the jump.

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What Did 9/11 Look Like From Space? [PICTURE]

The Twin Towers were enormous buildings and the attacks of 9/11 were of such magnitude that people were able to see the skyline change from neighboring states and camera-equipped satellites were even able to capture the aftermath from space.

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Domino's is going to the moon
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Is Domino’s Pizza Really Building a Branch on the Moon? [VIDEO]

If an ad campaign from Domino's Japan is to be believed, the pizza giant is making plans to take their brand to the final frontier: the moon.

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Hurricane Irene As Seen From Outer Space
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Hurricane Irene as Seen From Outer Space [VIDEO]

Hurricane Irene is on her way and preliminary reports suggests she'll be a big one. To get an idea of just how big though, check out this aerial video of Irene filmed from the International Space Station as it passed over the Eastern seaboard.

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Planet made out of diamond
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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamonds

In the most stunning piece of planetary news since Pluto's sad demotion, astronomers have found a star-orbiting land mass that is so dense its carbon is crystalline -- which means it's basically a planet made out of diamonds.

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Did Planet Earth Once Have Two Moons?

Astronomers from the University of California, Santa Cruz have uncovered evidence suggesting that two moons once orbited Earth.

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