Post image for The 116 Photos Carl Sagan and NASA Picked to Share With Aliens

Launched in 1977 by NASA, the Golden Record, a copper phonograph LP, was intended to provide a picture of life on planet Earth to any aliens who might encounter the spacecraft

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on November 3, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: teens take (and immediately return) a Mr. Brainwash sculpture, Kimye’s pastor appropriates Wynwood street art murals, and a shark photographer goes after the new Steve Jobs biopic.

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Post image for This 3D-Printed Igloo Could Be the Best Mars Habitat Design Yet

The first human mission to Mars is, supposedly, closer than ever, with a one-way trip to the (watery!) Red Planet scheduled for 2024.

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Post image for 11,000 Photos of the Apollo Lunar Missions Land on Flickr

When the Apollo astronauts traveled beyond the atmosphere and to the moon in the 1960s and ’70s, they carried Hasselblad cameras to document the NASA missions.

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Post image for As Pluto Comes into Sharp Focus, NASA Embarks on a New Unknown

Early yesterday morning Pluto, three billion miles from Earth, appeared in our sharpest view yet.

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Post image for Follow All the Tech and Trash Orbiting Earth, in Real Time

While humanity has only been launching huge payloads into outer space since the 1950s, with Sputnik breaking into orbit in 1957, a lot of human-made debris and technology now circle the planet.

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Post image for The 1969 Lunar Landing: One Giant Leap for Art

On July 20, 1969, the world watched, and was transfixed, as American astronaut Neil Armstrong — rendered on television as a ghostly black-and-white figure — descended from the Lunar Module onto the surface of the moon.

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Post image for NASA Launches $2.25M Design Competition to 3D Print Habitats for Mars

The hope is that 3D printing and the incorporation of spacecraft waste and materials from the alien world can in turn help address affordable housing on Earth.

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Post image for Travel to Space (and Back in Time) with Vintage NASA Photos

In the early 20th century, the world watched in anticipation as Stetson-capped explorers disappeared into the Amazon jungle.

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Post image for Over 600 Rare US Space Photographs Go on View in London

Over 600 vintage space photographs from NASA missions, many not seen by the public before, are on view in London until their auction at the end of the month.

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