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You can now get the first four ‘Star Trek’ films in 4K ultra HD and save 15% at Walmart | Space

These four Star Trek films have never looked so good.

By Alexander Cox, 1 day ago

You can get the first four ‘Star Trek’ films in 4K ultra HD and save 15% at Walmart

Just in time for Star Trek Day, Paramount Home Entertainment has launched a special 4K ultra HD/Blu-ray bundle of the franchise’s first four movies to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first-ever Trek episode on TV on Sept. 8, 1966.

The bundle, called “Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection, launched on Tuesday (Sept. 7) and contains ultra HD 4K and Blu-ray discs of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (both theatrical and director’s cut), “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.”

Normally available for $90.99, you can get the new bundle for $77.48 — that’s 15% off — at Walmart, but we’re not sure how long this deal will last.

Source: You can now get the first four ‘Star Trek’ films in 4K ultra HD and save 15% at Walmart | Space

Did a comet strike 13,000 years ago change human civilization as we know it? | Space

By Chelsea Gohd 4 days ago

This archaeological site in Arizona in the U.S. shows evidence of an impact from a comet. (Image credit: Comet Research Group)

Could a devastating comet impact in Earth’s distant past have forever changed human civilization?

Scientists think that a cluster of comet shards may have smashed into Earth’s surface 13,000 years ago, in the most catastrophic impact since the Chicxulub event killed off Earth’s large dinosaurs about 66 million years ago.

In a new study, a team led by Martin Sweatman, a scientist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, investigated the impact and how it could have shaped the origins of human societies on Earth. While the first Homo sapiens emerged between 200,000 and 300,000 years ago, much farther in the past than this impact, the researchers found that this comet crash actually coincided with significant changes in how human societies self-organized.

Source: Did a comet strike 13,000 years ago change human civilization as we know it? | Space

‘Super Flower Blood Moon’ webcasts: How to watch the supermoon eclipse of 2021 online | Space

By Hanneke Weitering – Editor about 17 hours ago

The full moon on Wednesday (May 26) will be something to behold, as the only total lunar eclipse of 2021 arrives together with the year’s biggest “supermoon.”

Video link: https://www.space.com/super-flower-blood-moon-2021-webcasts?jwsource=cl

Skywatchers in much of the world will have a chance to see a slightly larger-than-average full moon temporarily appear red during the so-called “Super Flower Blood Moon.”

But for those in parts of the world where the eclipse isn’t visible — or where clouds foil the view — there will be several free webcasts showing live views of the eclipse online.

Weather permitting, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles plans to stream live views of the Super Flower Blood Moon on Wednesday (May 26) beginning at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 GMT) — just two minutes before the penumbral phase of the lunar eclipse begins. The broadcast will end at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), shortly after the last partial phase of the eclipse has ended.

Editor’s note: See article link below for many online sites showing the eclipse for free…

Source: ‘Super Flower Blood Moon’ webcasts: How to watch the supermoon eclipse of 2021 online | Space

Director Neil Burger’s ‘Voyagers’ launches a colony ship to the stars | Space

The long-haul spaceship of director Neil Burger’s “Voyagers.” (Image credit: Lionsgate)

By Jeff Spry, 3 days ago

Writer-director Neil Burger is well known for his provocative cinematic projects, most notably 2006’s period-set magician movie “The Illusionist,” 2011’s psychological thriller “Limitless,” and a trio of “Divergent” films adapted from author Veronica Roth’s young adult sci-fi novels.

Now Burger has his eyes fixed on the stars with his new science fiction adventure flick, “Voyagers,” which revolves around the perils inside a generation spaceship carrying 30 home-grown candidates on a one-way mission to settle an exoplanet 86 years from Earth.

Source: Director Neil Burger’s ‘Voyagers’ launches a colony ship to the stars | Space

Biden proposes $24.7 billion NASA budget in 2022 to support moon exploration and more | Space

It’s a $1.5 billion increase over NASA’s 2021 budget.

President Joe Biden spoke at the White House’s Rose Garden on April 8, 2021. (Image credit: Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

By Meghan Bartels, 2 days ago

More than two months after taking office, President Joe Biden has offered a first look at his budget priorities, and the signs for NASA are generally promising.

The administration today (April 9) unveiled a so-called “skinny budget” for fiscal year 2022, which begins on Oct. 1. Biden’s proposed budget requests $24.7 billion for NASA, a $1.5 billion increase from 2021. The skinny budget represents only top-line budget items, a traditional practice for the first year of a new presidential administration because of how the inauguration and Congress’ budgetary calendar align.

Source: Biden proposes $24.7 billion NASA budget in 2022 to support moon exploration and more | Space

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touches down on the Red Planet | Space

The Perseverance rover dropped the helicopter on April 4, 2021.

By Tariq Malik 3 days ago

The first helicopter on Mars is officially on Martian soil. 

NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touched down on the surface of the Red Planet after being dropped by its mother ship, the Perseverance rover, the space agency announced late Saturday (April 3). The helicopter’s first flight is just over a week away.

Source: NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity touches down on the Red Planet | Space