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Beautiful New Topographical Map Of Ceres Shows a Complex, Icy World 

NASA has just released a stunning new topographic map of Ceres, the other dwarf planet astronomers are getting to study up close and personal this summer. Unlike Pluto’s freakishly smooth and youthful surface, Ceres’s exterior is riddled with craters, creating a battered old landscape of peaks and valleys. » 7/28/15 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

The World's Deepest Pool Would Help Train Astronauts

Here’s a silly confession: I’m irrationally afraid of deep swimming pools. So when I first saw this rendering of what could become the world’s deepest “space pool,” my gut reaction was to turn off my computer and run for the hills. But the logical part of my brain reminded me that this would actually be pretty awesome. » 7/23/15 9:35am 7/23/15 9:35am