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"That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
It’s one of the 20th century’s most famous lines, but what if Neil Armstrong lied about when it was composed?
The Apollo 11 astronaut was quoted in a 2005 biography as saying he formulated the line while en route to the moon, NBC News reported. But Armstrong’s brother Dean said in a new BBC documentary that it was written long before the astronaut’s boots ever touched moon dust.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft snapped this gorgeous, newly-released image of Saturn.
TODAY: Asteroid Narrowly Misses Earth
(via Universe Today)
Earth at Night
This new global view of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet.
A team of scientists announced on Monday that the Mars Rover Curiosity had found evidence of organic compounds on the Red Planet.
Martian soil samples analyzed aboard the rover revealed “water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances,” the space agency said in press materials.
Scientists will now have to determine whether the compounds are indigenous to Mars. There is a possibility that the organics could have come to Mars from Earth aboard the rover. There is also a chance that they could be materials that had fallen to Mars from space.
European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.
BREAKING: Felix Baumgartner Has Successfully Landed
Felix Baumgartner has just set the world record for the highest free fall ever, fastest free fall ever, and highest manned balloon flight at 24 miles high.