Last year, the United States was caught with space fever as the stunning solar eclipse cast its shadow across the country in late August. While the next solar eclipse won’t be visible in the U.S for a few more years (April 8, 2024), The Great American Eclipse inspired a nationwide interest in astronomy and space exploration. This week, let’s celebrate the final frontier and blast off into the best articles about space.
Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a meteor shower, or a blue moon, or a lunar eclipse! While not every astronomical event gets the media attention of a solar eclipse, there are incredible celestial events that take place all year long. Use this comprehensive list to mark your calendars for every fascinating reason to look up in 2018.
“This is one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind.” When we talk about space, the moon landing is sure to be a part of the conversation — joined quickly by conspiracy theories about how the whole thing was faked. TruTV’s Adam Conover has a few unpleasant truths for conspiracy theorists in this video about how humanity’s first greatest space accomplishment (probably) wasn’t faked.
You don’t need a starship to appreciate the wonder of space. Our vast universe is full of incredible phenomena, many of which are still waiting to be discovered. Here are just a few of the amazing reasons why space is fascinating. These facts are sure to make you the coolest kid — or the biggest nerd — at the office.
Just For Fun: The 25 Best Space Movies
Our love of space in pop culture is still strong. A new Star Trek series is streaming on CBS All Access, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi was one of the biggest movies of 2017. If you’re looking for some fun this weekend and can’t travel to space, why not check out some of the best space movies of all time?
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