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“The Expanse” Trailer Breakdown

Okay, so despite running for only 1 minute and 37 seconds, there are a TON of things going on in Syfy’s first trailer for what they’re calling their “most ambitious project” to date: a 10-episode TV adaptation of James S. A. Corey’s The Expanse. Let’s look a little closer, shall we? (Oh, and, I’ll try to keep the spoilers light).

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Collision Course Mars? A Look at “Comet Siding Spring”

Have you ever pondered what it would be like for a comet to smash into a planet? Well, you’ll have to keep pondering on, at least  for a little while. This coming October, a comet is set to “graze” Mars. The comet is described as having a “small but non-negligible” chance of impact. O.0?!

Crazy right? Almost sounds kind of like those bad disaster movies on Syfy, not really but still. Lets dig into this juicy beast.

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Mars Rover “Curiosity”: Two Years and Counting

Today’s Space Sunday concerns the Curiosity Rover mission on Mars. It’s fitting, because this week marks the two-year anniversary of the rover’s landing on the fourth planet from the Sun. As far as birthdays go, Curiosity’s a toddler now, so you’ll want to blow out a candle for our little Rover-That-Could on August 6th.

Two years ago, this mission created quite the stir not only in the science world, but also in the general public. The craze struck a chord deep in my heart. Looking back, I imagine what I felt was akin to what the people felt back in 1969, when man first landed on the moon. It was a strong sense of connection to a large group of people I didn’t even know, all wanting and hoping for the same thing. Maybe it’s best described as being in a stadium supporting your favorite sports team, and cheering for them along with thousands of other people. Emotions!

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