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  • 'Gravity': Find the 5 'Easter Eggs' in the movie

    The Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Gravituy' is a visual spectacle, in no small part due to director Alfonso Cuarón's desire to pay tribute to space exploration. The film includes some obvious and not so obvious nods to real space history – and even past space films. These may not be "easter eggs" in the traditional sense, but here are five details that space enthusiasts might only notice in "Gravity."

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  • Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting dazzles millions

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presided over the lighting of a towering Norway Spruce in Rockefeller Center on Wednesday. The 12-ton tree will stay in place until early January. 

  • 'Gravity': Find the 5 'Easter Eggs' in the movie

    The Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Gravituy' is a visual spectacle, in no small part due to director Alfonso Cuarón's desire to pay tribute to space exploration. The film includes some obvious and not so obvious nods to real space history – and even past space films. These may not be "easter eggs" in the traditional sense, but here are five details that space enthusiasts might only notice in "Gravity."

  • Astronauts, family remember Neil Armstrong

    Astronauts from the Apollo era and forward joined Neil Armstrong's family to celebrate the life of the first human to set foot on the moon.

  • Blue moon: A cosmic wink at Neil Armstrong memorial service

    The blue moon Friday is on the same day of a private memorial service for Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015.

  • NASA questions Apollo 13 cmdr's right to sell list

    Greg Rohan, president of Dallas-based Heritage, said Thursday the sale has been suspended pending the outcome of the inquiry. The checklist, he said, is being stored for now in the company's vault.

  • Apollo 13: James Lovell's checklist sells for $388,375

    Apollo 13: James Lovell's checklist sells for $388,375

    Dallas-based Heritage Auctions sold the Apollo 13 checklist Wednesday as part of a batch of US space program artifacts being offered during its 'Space Signature Auction.'

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Coming home

    Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is hoisted aboard a US Marine helicopter after splashdown of his 'Freedom 7' Mercury space capsule in 1961.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Moonwalking

    Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 Commander, salutes the flag on the lunar surface during extravehicular activity (EVA) on NASA's final lunar landing mission. The Lunar Module "Challenger" is in the left background behind the flag and the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) also in background behind him. While astronauts Cernan and Schmitt descended in the Challenger to explore the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, astronaut Ronald E. Evans, Command Module pilot, remained with the Command/Service Module (CSM) "America" in lunar-orbit.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Apollo 13

    The two members of the Apollo 13 crew who planned to land on the Moon's Fra Mauro region in the lunar module undergo a walk-through of the extravehicular activity timeline. Fred W. haise, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot (r.), tries out a motorized core sampler while James A. Lovell, Jr., the Apollo 13 Commander, looks on (l.).

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 07/29

    This enhanced-color image of the northern hemisphere of Saturn taken by Voyager 1 on November 5, 1980 at a range of 5.5 million miles shows a variety of features in Saturn's clouds. Time-lapse images of cloud features like those shown in this image not only provide information on how these storms evolve with time, but provide a way to measure atmospheric wind speeds.