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July 25, 2018 2:20 PM WATCH: Sean Penn prepares for lift-off in Hulu’s teaser of ‘The First’

An official teaser for the new space drama from Hulu has been released. The original series from Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”) stars Sean Penn as astronaut Tom Hagerty, part of the first manned mission to visit Mars. Led by visionary Laz Ingram (Natascha McElhone), the crew must deal with the psychological and physical toll of their pioneering mission 164

August 21, 2017 8:27 PM Traveling to see the total solar eclipse

Katia Hetter, CNN • Published 21st August 2017 Three minutes before darkness fell in the middle of a hot South Carolina afternoon, Angela Picot and her sisters noticed that the crickets had started chirping. At 2:40 p.m. ET, one minute before the sun was completely blocked by the moon, the streetlights at the South Carolina State Capitol complex turned 100

February 23, 2017 11:21 PM Exoplanet update: Discovery of seven Earth-like planets heats up search for life (+video)

new thinking Seven newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanets may have the right size and location for life, say scientists – but could life survive their star's harsh ultraviolet radiation? February 22, 2017 —“The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space,” Carl Sagan once said. We still don’t know if we’re alone 69

February 23, 2017 4:01 PM In the big, dumb age of Trump, thank god for outer space

When NASA announced the discovery of TRAPPIST-1 yesterday, I felt like running down the street, swinging a wicker basket full of flares and singing show tunes about aliens. At least three of the seven new planets NASA discovered are the right temperature to sustain life. They’re rocky and could have oceans. They’re about the same size as Earth. One’s 66

September 28, 2016 6:42 AM Elon Musk’s Mars Colonization Plans: What Is Interplanetary Transport System And How Would It Get Us To The Red Planet?

“We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last to set sail for the stars,” Carl Sagan once famously said. On Tuesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk outlined his plans for the first step toward realizing this grandiose vision — getting humans to Mars. “Someday soon , there will be an extinction event on Earth,” Musk said during 87

March 23, 2016 6:54 AM First observed shockwave to shed light on supernovas

As the late Carl Sagan said, "we are made of star stuff," referring to the elements formed inside collapsing stars and disseminated throughout the universe in a massive explosion known as a supernova. Our knowledge of such events is set to expand, as for the first time an international team of scientists has captured the initial few minutes of a pair of supernovae 22

February 14, 2015 11:20 AM Interstellar’s black hole code leads to real science

HONG KONG: “Interstellar” may have shown moviegoers an accurate view of what it is like to be near a black hole, but the film is now accompanied by a scientific paper on the mysterious objects. The film attempted to keep events as scientifically-accurate as possible, and even NASA took part in promotion of the movie. Movie makers who worked on special 11

February 2, 2015 2:27 AM Super Bowl ads: Can anything beat the adorable Budweiser puppy?

The Super Bowl ads were consistently good but none stuck out, except perhaps Budweiser's latest tug at the heart strings with a cute puppy saved by Clydesdales. Still, one surprise entry might have have topped it. OK, we've reached the toenail fungus part of the Super Bowl, so let's just assume that the really big ads have come and gone. So where does this Super 11

November 6, 2014 6:08 PM Searching for home

When we are done despoiling our water, air, land, and resources, where do we go? Can we go elsewhere? And in the vast immenseness of space, can we find a host-planet similar to Earth, with the same capacity to sustain human life? Those are questions raised by the movie “Interstellar,” which hews close to writer-director Christopher Nolan’s other movies 11

September 6, 2014 6:16 PM An Emmy for a role landed when she quit acting

LOS ANGELES—On the day that Uzo Aduba decided to quit acting, she got the Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren part in “Orange Is the New Black.” She recently won her first Emmy (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series) for the role. Uzo, cheerful and blessed with an enthusiasm that is quite contagious, told us about the stroke of fate on a single day that radically 10