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Great Pyramid Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has discovered areplica of one of Egypt's Great Pyramids on Mars. What you can see above ground is 'car-sized', but researchers say that it may be just the tip of a much larger structure buried beneath. One of them says: "It appears that the Nasa operators of Curiosity deliberately chose not to take another photo or zoom in on the pyramid. 'If they however did so, none of these subsequent photos were released to the general public. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Ceres Pyramid

NASA's Dawn spacecraft made its approach on dwarf planet Ceres earlier this year, and it spotted large, bright and mysterious reflective spots in a crater on the big rock. It's now orbiting at a near altitude of just 2,700 miles, but those spots still remain a mystery. However, a new oddity has appeared, a 3-mile-tall pyramid-shaped peak the size of Mount Blanc. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Black Knight Satellite 2015

While many have dismissed the mysterious Black Knight Satellite as just a thermal blanket, others believe it's still an other-worldly satellite that was sent to Earth to monitor life on this planet. Nikola Tesla claimed to have picked up "intelligently controlled signals" that originated "from another world" in 1899, long before Sputnik and NASA. Those signals were later decoded by Duncan Lunan, a scientist from Scotland. He plotted a vertical axis of the transmitted pulse sequence with a horizontal axis of echo delay time. This resulted in an image of the constellation Bootis as seen from Earth 13,000 years ago. Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh was hired by the U.S. Department of Defense to look for it, and sure enough, a famous article about the Black Knight was published in both the St. Louis Dispatch and The San Francisco Examiner on May 14th 1954. At that time, there were no known man-made objects in Earth orbit. Adding to the mystery, NASA captured many images of this anomaly, like this one from Apollo 10, but they have all been removed. Continue reading for a video, more pictures (including newspaper clippings) and additional information.

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Apollo 13 Moon

With the flight being commanded by James A. Lovell with John L. "Jack" Swigert as Command Module Pilot and Fred W. Haise as Lunar Module Pilot, Apollo 13 was the seventh manned mission in the American Apollo space program and the third intended to land on the Moon. Unfortunately, the lunar landing was aborted after an oxygen tank exploded two days later, crippling the Service Module (SM) upon which the Command Module (CM) depended. The image above shows just how close the crew got to the lunar surface. Despite great hardship caused by limited power, loss of cabin heat, shortage of potable water, and the critical need to jury-rig the carbon dioxide removal system, the crew returned safely to Earth on April 17, 1970. Continue reading for more interesting historical photographs.

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Ferrari Spaceship

Sure, commercial spaceships where normal humans can ride in are probably about 30-years away, but that doesn't mean Ferrari designers can't get their feet wet by coming up with out of the world concepts. Flavio Manzoni - the man who designed the FXX K and LaFerrari - looked to Blade Runner for inspiration, and came up with this shiny spaceship. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Mars Martian Sunset

Once the first humans set foot on Mars (if they haven't already), they'll be regularly treated to glorious blue sunsets. That's exactly what NASA's Curiosity rover saw recently, after it captured stunning views of the sun disappearing from Mars' horizon. The image above was taken on April 15th, on sol 956, after a 3-year wait by the team working on the Rover's MastCam. While most of the surface of Mars is a deep red color, it's this thick dust that also turns the sunset blue. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a funny bear who might have been a human in their past life.

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Polished Meteorite

Photo credit: Damnthatsinteresting / Reddit

Most meteorites appear jagged with a rough texture, but when you polish one of these space rocks, something amazing happens. Reddit user Isai76 shared this other-worldly image of a polished pallasitic meteorite, in which the green-yellow transparent minerals are called olivine, the material that composes most of the upper mantle of the Earth. The metallic parts you see are an iron-nickel alloy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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NASA Warp Drive

NASA has unveiled a revolutionary new method of space travel that could one day allow humans to travel at speeds faster than light. The new drive, called "EMDrive", could carry passengers and their equipment to the moon in just 4-hours, and a trip to Alpha Centauri, which would normally take tens of thousands of years now, could be reached in a mere 100-years. The revolutionary new system is based on electromagnetic drive, which converts electrical energy into thrust without the need for rocket fuel. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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NASA Lens eBay

Photographers looking to add a unique item to their collection should consider this gigantic NASA 2540mm f/8 mirror tele lens. Officially known as the Jonel 100, it's claimed to be "one of the biggest lenses ever." According to the seller, NASA utilized this lens to observe Saturn V, and a similar model was used to track as well as capture images of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the day it exploded during launch. Continue reading for more pictures, information and the auction page.

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Starry Night Sky

Photo credit: Mikko Lagerstedt

It's only a matter of time before humans are going into space for vacation, instead of just other countries. For the time being, there are spectacular places to view the night sky right here on Earth. The image above may have been Photoshopped, but simply drive into the desert or the mountains for a similar view, minus the shipwreck. Continue reading for more breathtaking photos that will make you long for space travel.

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