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Peace in Space: Why Obama Is Right (and the Far Right Is Wrong)

U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy speaks on a satellite phone shortly after the Soyuz capsule carrying Cassidy and other astronauts has touched down on Earth after undocking from the International Space Station after 166 days in space, in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Maxim Shipenkov, Pool)

On August 21, 2013 at 1:24 am EDT, the Sun erupted with another Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space and reach Earth one to three days later.

Gaia will make the largest, most precise 3D map of our galaxy by surveying an unprecedented number of stars.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot - This is, to me, one of the scariest things in our solar system. And to be honest, space freaks me out just as much as it amazes me. ~S