The "Flaming Star" Nebula Lies A Distance Of About 1,500 Light Years, Spans About 5 Light Years & Is Visible With A Small Telescope Toward The Constellation Of The Charioteer (Auriga)

AE Aurigae and the Flaming Star Nebula. The Flaming Star nebula lies about light years distant, spans about 5 light years, and is visible with a small telescope toward the constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga).

NASA - Angling Saturn: The Cassini spacecraft takes an angled view toward Saturn, showing the southern reaches of the planet with the rings on a dramatic diagonal.

Angling Saturn

NASA - Angling Saturn: The Cassini spacecraft takes an angled view toward Saturn, showing the southern reaches of the planet with the rings on a dramatic diagonal.

Sea Ice off eastern Greenland

Sea Ice Off Eastern Greenland

Sea Ice Off Eastern Greenland - The MODIS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this visible image of Sea Ice off eastern Greenland on October Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

DARPA Legged Squad Support System (LS3) Demonstrates New Capabilities

(CNN) -- The military's robotic beast of burden went out this week for another stroll, demonstrating advancements in the way it moves through real-world environments.

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 32 flight engineer, appears to touch the bright sun during the mission’s third session of extravehicular activity (EVA) on Sept. 5, 2012.

Sunita Williams on Spacewalk

Sunita Williams on Spacewalk. NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 32 flight engineer, appears to touch the bright sun during the mission’s third session of extravehicular activity (EVA) on Sept.

NASA - Helix Nebula - Unraveling at the Seams

Helix Nebula - Unraveling at the Seams

A dying star throws a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from Nasa's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer. The star's dusty outer layers are unraveling into space, glowing from the intense ultraviolet radiation being pumped out by

Experts at Oregon State University have discovered a one-of-a-kind fossil in which an ancient spider is forever frozen in the process of attacking its prey.    “The extraordinarily rare fossils are in a piece of amber that preserved this event in remarkable detail an action that took place in the Hukawng Valley of Myanmar in the Early Cretaceous between 97-110 million years ago, almost certainly with dinosaurs wandering nearby,” a release posted on the OSU website said.

"According to a newly published paper, researchers at Oregon State University have found the "only fossil ever discovered of a spider attack on prey caught in its web." The amber-encased spider is poised to devour a tiny parasitic wasp.

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Green tea leaves steeping in a gaiwan 盖碗 (credit: Wikimol/Wikimedia Commons) It has long been believed that drinking green tea is good for the memory.

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Yum! Curiosity rover eats Mars dirt, finds odd bright stuff

Three bite marks left in the Martian ground by the scoop on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity are pictured in this NASA handout photo

The European Space Agency and a consortium of industry professionals investigated the feasibility of using 3D printing to build a lunar base.

Monolite D-Shape Printer for ESA's Lunar BaseCredit: ESAESA and partners used this printer to print a piece of the potential lunar home.

Larry Smarr, director of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, demonstrates a 3-D image of his abdomen, transmitted via the new high-speed Prism optical network at the University of California, San Diego.

A 'Big Data' Freeway for Scientists

Larry Smarr, director of California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, demonstrates a image of his abdomen, transmitted via the new high-speed Prism optical network at the University of California, San Diego.

NASA - Global Hawk Aircraft: This image captures a perspective of NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft from one of the wings. The Global Hawk is sitting at the aircraft hangar of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. on Sept. 7, 2012. The month-long Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3), which began in early September, is currently deploying one instrument-laden Global Hawk from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility to look at the environment of tropical storms.

Global Hawk Aircraft

Global Hawk Aircraft This image captures a perspective of NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft from one of the wings. The Global Hawk is sitting at the aircraft hangar of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va. on Sept.

Artist rendering of Dreadnoughtus (Courtesy: Jennifer Hall)

Artist rendering of Dreadnoughtus (Courtesy: Jennifer Hall)

Global Tech Women are holding a global virtual conference Voices on International Women's Day (8 March).

Global Tech Women are holding a global virtual conference Voices on International Women's Day March).

This full view of the giant asteroid Vesta was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, launched Sept. 27, 2007, as part of a rotation characterization sequence on July 24, 2011, at a distance of 3,200 miles (5,200 kilometers).

Five Years of Dawn

This full view of the giant asteroid Vesta was taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, launched Sept. as part of a rotation characterization sequence on July at a distance of miles kilometers).

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