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Hot-air balloon will take tourists 20 miles above earth

On Tuesday, World View Enterprises, a Tucson-based space-tourism company, announced that they completed a test flight of a hot-air balloon and a capsule that is being developed to bring tourists 20 miles about earth.

Longest planetary orbit discovered

Nearly 156 light-years from Earth, the planet GU Psc b has the longest ever planetary orbit recorded. It takes over 160,000 years to orbit its sun and it has been detected by Canadian astrophysicists.

Google Street View lets you time-travel into the past

As of today, Google has begun rolling out a new feature for Street View, the component of Google Earth and Google Maps that lets you view places as if you were actually there, that allows you to travel back in time and view the place in the past.

Detoxifying role of Earth’s bacteria

Bacteria can do something that is quite unusual, they are able to detoxify a class of amino acids produced by plants and animals. Without this process occurring, the planet would be poisoned.

Former 'Star Trek' actress to voice film promoting geocentrism

Kate Mulgrew, who portrayed Captain Kathryn Janeway on 'Star Trek: Voyager,' is narrating a film that promotes the long disproven notion that the sun revolves around the earth.

When does an onion know it is time to bulb?

Agriculturalists know that onions form a bulb in response to lengthening days. However the molecular mechanisms controlling this response were not known until now.

Get set for comet Ison, comet of the century

Kingston Upon Hull - In January Digital Journal reported about comet ISON, discovered by Russian scientists in September 2012 and expected to be visible from Earth in 2013, so much so that it would be visible to the naked eye. That event is rapidly approaching.

Earth's water probably came from early asteroid strikes

There is a strong possibility that asteroid strikes, which occurred over a billion years ago, gave Earth a very good portion of its water.

Asteroid narrowly misses the Earth

Houston - An asteroid has "narrowly" missed the planet, coming within 4.2 million miles. The incident happened in September but has only now been announced due to the U.S. government shutdown.

Video: Three-man ISS crew returns safely to terra firma

The Expedition 36 crew members, comprising two Russian Cosmonauts and one NASA astronaut returned safely to Earth on Wednesday after 166 days in space, on board a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

NASA releases photo of thousands waving at Cassini spacecraft

NASA released an incredible collage of 1,400 images of people waving at the spacecraft Cassini as it pointed its camera at Earth.

Crop rotation and the role of microorganisms

Crop rotation has been used since ancient times to improve plant nutrition and to limit the spread of disease. A new study reveals this relates to enriching the soil with bacteria, fungi and protozoa.

NASA releases Earth photo taken from Saturn's orbit

London - The Blue Marble becomes a tiny dot in the immensity of the vast space when seen from Saturn's orbit at a distance of 1,440 kilometers.

'Fast and Furious 6' wins again while 'After Earth' falls flat

With a third place finish at $27 million, "After Earth" fell flat. On the surface, a number like that may be considered pretty darn good, but for this film, it was not.

New private moon telescope to offer online views of Earth, space

San Francisco - Are you ever interested in what the Earth looks like at 1 p.m. EST on a Saturday? Well, now you might have the chance to view our blue marble online when a privately-funded telescope gets sent to the moon in two years.

NASA: Asteroid 1998 QE2 will pass Earth on May 31

A massive asteroid 1998 QE2 will fly past Earth May 31, 2013 at 1:59 p.m.Pacific (4:59 p.m. Eastern / 20:59 UTC). Astronomers say it will not approach closer than 3.6 million miles (5.8 million km), about 15 times the distance between Earth and Moon.

Sad, spectacular time-lapse animation shows human impact on Earth

In only 30 years, great glaciers have retreated and a lake that was once the world’s fourth largest has all but dried up. For the first time ever, the human impact on the face of earth as seen from space is on full view, and it is not a pretty picture.

Earthquakes in Chile caused permanent deformation of earth crust

A new study in Chile reveals that earthquakes are able to crack and deform the Earth's crust permanently. According to geologist Richard Allmendinger of Cornell University and colleagues, major quakes have caused permanent cracks in the earth's crust.

NASA discovers three Earth-like planets; could host life

A NASA telescope has identified three distant planets that have close compositions to Earth and are the most likely candidates to host life.

First lunar eclipse of 2013 marked for April 25

Stargazers, prepare for the first lunar eclipse of the 2013 season. Many flock to websites in the hopes to find visibility and viewing information.

Watch out, the sky is falling, the sky is falling

An asteroid barely missed Earth as it passed by Saturday afternoon. NASA admits they did not see this one headed straight towards Earth.

Asteroid 2013 ET zooms past Earth this weekend

A newly discovered asteroid about 330 feet wide will pass close to Earth this weekend astronomers say. Asteroid 2013 ET will pass Earth at a distance of 600,000 miles (960,000 kilometers) on Saturday, March 9.

Mystery ring of radiation briefly encircled Earth

Last September most people did not know that a previously unseen ring of radiation encircled the planet for almost an entire month.

Kepler Telescope data indicates billions of Earth-like planets

According to astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who have been analyzing data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, our Milky Way galaxy could be teeming with planets much like our planet Earth.

Study suggests Gamma-ray burst may have hit Earth in 8th century

London - A new study published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that Earth may have been hit by a gamma-ray burst, the strongest explosion in the universe, in the eighth century.

'Doomsday' Apophis asteroid 20% bigger, to fly by Earth tonight

Paris - What was first reported to be the "doomsday asteroid" when it was first discovered in 2004, 99942 Apophis will fly by Earth on Jan. 9. Scientists have discovered that the asteroid is 20 percent larger than first thought.

Photo: What Mars would have looked like – A blue marble

Washington - What would Mars look like if it had water and was green? A new photo by an American software engineer provides Earthlings a view of how the fourth planet from the sun would appear if it sustained life.

Photos: NASA unveils Suomi NPP 'Black Marble' image of Earth

NASA has unveiled a new global view and animation of Earth's city night lights from space in a composite assembled from satellite data. The global composite image was constructed with cloud-free night images from the NASA-NOAA satellite Suomi NPP.

NASA reveals composite images of earth at night

Thanks to NASA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, we can now see how the earth looks at night from outer space.

Marco Rubio: Earth's age is 'one of the great mysteries'

In an interview with GQ published online Monday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the age of the Earth was "one of the great mysteries."
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A retouched photo of an asteroid rocketing towards Earth
A retouched photo of an asteroid rocketing towards Earth
Australia Globe
Australia Globe
Bruce Jones Design
Planet earth  Robertson denies it was created 6000 years ago.
Planet earth, Robertson denies it was created 6000 years ago.
A depiction of Mars if it had life by Kevin Gill
A depiction of Mars if it had life by Kevin Gill
Kevin Gill
In this rare image taken on July 19  2013  the wide-angle camera on NASA s Cassini spacecraft has ca...
In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame
It’s a Rocky World: This artist s concept shows a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star the...
It’s a Rocky World: This artist's concept shows a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star the same age and size as our Sun
NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)
Map of protests on October 15  2011
Map of protests on October 15, 2011
Satellite images of the earth at night.
Satellite images of the earth at night.
screen shots from the movie  Home  by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
screen shots from the movie "Home" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
A screenshot of a viral video that shows Earth at night.
A screenshot of a viral video that shows Earth at night.
All dried up
All dried up
Satellite images of the earth at night.
Satellite images of the earth at night.
This computer image from a NASA video shows the small asteroid 2012 DA14 on its path as it passes by...
This computer image from a NASA video shows the small asteroid 2012 DA14 on its path as it passes by Earth on Feb. 15
From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states  people around the world shared more than 1 400 image...
From more than 40 countries and 30 U.S. states, people around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission.
Courtesy NASA
Satellite images of the earth at night.
Satellite images of the earth at night.
Plane Earth
Plane Earth
Terry Minion
Pink auroras over Crater Lake by  Brad Goldpaint.
Pink auroras over Crater Lake by Brad Goldpaint.
Goldpaint Photography


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