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Could Glitter Help Solve NASA's Giant Telescope Problem?

NASA's next big space telescope costs $8 billion and is very heavy. New York scientists think they may have found the makings of a cheaper, lighter answer for future space scopes — in a crafts store.

from Popular Mechanics

The Venus Transit Will Help Us Find New Earths

How the Venus Transit Will Help Us Hunt New Earths

from The Atlantic

Building a Smarter Forest

Robots could eventually help prevent forest fires.

Isn't this amazing?? One of the more beautiful Milky Way photos I've seen. This one is taken over the two small towns of Gerlach and Empire, Nevada.