Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson

This artist's conception shows Kepler-421b, a Uranus-sized transiting exoplanet with the longest known year, circling its star once every 704 days. Kepler-421b orbits an orange, K-type star that is cooler and dimmer than our sun and is located about 1,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra.  Image Credit: Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics/D. A. Aguilar

This artist's conception shows Kepler-421b, a Uranus-sized transiting exoplanet with the longest known year, circling its star once every 704 days. Kepler-421b orbits an orange, K-type star that is cooler and dimmer than our sun and is located about 1,000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Lyra. 

Image Credit: Harvard-Smithsonian, Center for Astrophysics/D. A. Aguilar


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SETI Institute

SETI Institute


Check out this time lapse video taken from the International Space Station. It is awe inspiring.  


The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he descends to human affairs.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero, c. 30 BCE

Astronaut Scott Kelly extracts a floating ball of water and inserts colored ink and an effervescent tablet on the International Space Station. Watch it dissolve, release gases, and change colors in a spell binding way. 


NASA

NASA


Image Credit: Kevin M. Gill/flickr

Image Credit: Kevin M. Gill/flickr