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20 Nov

Watch Snowstorm Blow Into Buffalo Over Lake Erie

Buffalo is buried under more than five feet of snow today.

As the storm rolled in over Lake Erie, Alfonzo Cutaia shot this stunning 30-second time-lapse video from the window of his office building:

A second video, by Jason Holler and Joseph DeBenedictis, is possibly even more dramatic, as a wall of snow sweeps over downtown Buffalo:

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17 Nov

Rosetta's Final Conversation With Philae Is Heart-Meltingly Human

Before comet lander Philae went to sleep, it shared one last "conversation" with the Rosetta space probe. For two robotic spacecraft, the Twitter tête-à-tête was surprisingly human.

"Prior to falling silent, the lander was able to transmit all science data gathered during the First Science Sequence," Philae lander manager Stephan Ulamec said. "This machine performed magnificently under tough conditions, and we can be fully proud of the incredible scientific success Philae has delivered."

Don't mind us crying over here. Good night, sweet Philae. Perhaps we'll meet again one day when you come closer to the sun.

Everything You Thought You Knew about a Comet - Might Kill Us!

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14 Nov

A Panoramic Postcard From Rosetta

It's a postcard from 317 miles away as Rosetta's Philae lander sent back its first panoramic picture from the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

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If you missed it the first time around, be sure to catch "Landing on a Comet: Rosetta Mission" Sunday night at 10/9c on Science Channel.

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12 Nov

Watch Live: Rosetta Comet Landing

Watch live on NASA TV as Rosetta's Philae lander attempts to land on Comet 67P, the first time a man-made object will ever touch down on a comet.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

Tonight at 9/8c on Science Channel, don't miss 'Landing on a Comet: Rosetta Mission' as Space Week continues.

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11 Nov

What Would Happen If You Went Into Space Without A Spacesuit?

Happy Space Week!

During more than five months on the International Space Station, the men of Expedition 41 (who returned to Earth Sunday night) ventured outside the space station for several spacewalks. Each extra-vehicular activity was conducted while wearing specialized spacesuits that keep astronauts safe from the elements.

What would happen if a human body was exposed to space without a spacesuit? DNews investigates:

Space Week continues TONIGHT on Science Channel.

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10 Nov

Expedition 41 Astronauts Return to Earth (Just in Time for Space Week!)

It's Space Week on Science Channel and just in time, the astronauts of Expedition 41 returned safely to Earth Sunday after more than five months aboard the International Space Station.

The trio landed in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST; Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman (NASA) and Alexander Gerst (European Space Agency) traveled more than 70 million miles during 165 days in space.

Among the men's most memorable moments from the ISS: Wiseman sent the first Vine video from space and later engaged in a friendly wager when Germany faced the United States in the World Cup.

Welcome home!

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7 Nov

Get Ready For Space Week

Get ready: Space Week starts Monday on Science Channel. From new series 'Strip the Cosmos' to a live event from the Rosetta comet, Space Week is a truly out-of-this-world experience.

Here's a sneak peek:

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6 Nov

Here's One Unique Use For Thanksgiving Leftovers

Every year, approximately one-third of turkey bought for Thanksgiving -- that's 200 million pounds -- gets trashed.

What to do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers? Well, eating them is the obvious answer. But just in case you want something a little more blood-pumping, let's see what happens when we chunk Thanskgiving dinner.

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5 Nov

The First Music Video Ever Shot In Space Is Back On YouTube

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield became a social media superstar during his time aboard the International Space Station, regularly sending Tweets and videos from the space station to Earth after arriving on the ISS in December 2012

One of his most popular videos was a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." The video racked up millions of views before the song's licensing agreement expired, and it was pulled from YouTube in May 2014.

Now, six months later, "Space Oddity" (live from space!) is back. In an announcement posted to his blog, Hadfield wrote that "we are so happy to be able to announce that my on-orbit cover of Space Oddity is back up on YouTube."

"This time we have a new 2-year agreement, and it is there, for free, for everyone. We’re proud to have helped bring Bowie’s genius from 1969 into space itself in 2013, and now ever-forward. Special thanks to Onward Music Ltd, to the Canadian Space Agency and NASA, to musicians Emm Gryner and Joe Corcoran, to videographer Andrew Tidby, to my son Evan, and mostly to Mr. David Bowie himself. For the countless others who have helped work to bring about a new era of exploration, the art of it sings to us all."

WATCH:

Hadfield frequently shared snippets of daily life in space, from how astronauts sleep to how to cook a space burrito.

Here, he demonstrates what happens when you wring a wet washcloth in space:

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4 Nov

Time Lapse Video Captures The Rise Of One World Trade Center

The World Trade Center reopened for business on Monday, more than 13 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Watch this time lapse video, shot over three years, to see the 104-story skyscraper grow into the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

1 World Trade Center Time Lapse - Return of the Lower Manhattan Skyline from Benjamin Rosamond Photography on Vimeo.

With One World Trade Center complete, New York City's skyline has a towering new addition. In this clip from "Strip the City," see how underground forces also help shape Manhattan's famous skyline.

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