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Cowboys and Aliens TrailerDecember 5, 2010, 10:04 pm

*UPDATED* The trailer for next years summer Cowboys and Aliens sci-fi smasher has been released. Watch and enjoy....



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Irvin Kershner DiesNovember 27, 2010, 9:41 pm

Irvin Kershner, the director famous for directing Empire Strikes Back has died at the age of 87. Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back is what hell probably be most remembered for. It is widely acknowledge as being the best film in the Star Wars double trilogy). He also directed Robocop II and the James Bond film Never Say Never Again. He died of Lung Cancer which he had been battling with for three years.



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First non-Milky Way Planet discoveredNovember 18, 2010, 7:31pm

Scientists have discovered a planet around a star that is alien to the milky way. The Star HIP 13044 was once part of another galaxy which was swallowed up by the Milky Way. The star is nearing the end of its life and will expand and destroy the planet. The planet has been described as a gas planet so no life will be eradicated when the planet is swallowed up by the sun. The Star is 2000 Light years away in the constellationFornax.



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Game of the YearOctober 29, 2010, 7:47 pm

Mass Effect 2, the space RPG offering from Bioware has beaten off challenges from Modern Warfare and Guitar Hero 5 to win the coveted Golden Joystick. The Golden Joystick was given for Game of Year. Will Bioware be able to retain the Joystick with its Dragon Age 2 offering, only time will tell.



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Calling all Mars VolunteersOctober 28, 2010, 4:53 pm

It has been reported in the press that NASA wants volunteers for a trip to Mars. There is one almighty catch though, you won be coming back. There will be living quarters there for you and youll be expected to fend mostly for yourself. Youll have to grow your own food with occasional supplies coming from Earth but be mainly self-sufficient. Advantages include not having to deal with problems that exist Earth such as wars, disease and Acts of God (Hurricanes, Volcanic Erruptions, etc).

One future problem might be population growth as the volunteers cannot be expected to be celebate or sterallised before they go. How would they cope with living in a bubble base on Mars? Funding for the project is being done by a mixture of private and government organisation. It is expected to cost around $10 Billion and be ready for 2030. The Worlds Billionaires are being asked to contributed to the cost of the endavour. For more information click here. Would you volunteer?



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Release Dates for Avatar SequelsOctober 27, 2010, 5:26 pm

With support from 20th Century Fox, James Cameron has announced sequels for Avatar. The first will come out in December 2014, with the second sequel scheduled for the following year. Both films will be set on Pandora and a likely bet is that both films will be in 3D again. Zoe Saldana is returning as the warrior princess Neytiri and Sam Worthington as a Navi now.



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Rocky ExoplanetSeptember 30, 2010, 9:54 pm

Scientists believe they may have discovered a rocky Exoplanet orbiting Gliese 581g. The planet lies within its planets Goldilocks zone. The Goldilocks zone is where its not too cold and not too hot for life not to exist. For more information, read the BBC.



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Star Wars 3DSeptember 29, 2010, 10:22 am

George Lucas has announced more tinkering with the Star Wars Franchise. With the sudden growth of 3D movies, George has announced he will make a 3D version of the film. This will certainly enrage those who hated the special editions of the late nineties. One wonders how he will do it, will he make the original or the special editions or both into 3D?



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Multi-planet Star System DiscoveredAugust 23, 2010, 9:50 pm

Scientists believe they have discovered a multi-planetary solar system around another star. They believe the star HD 10180 in the constellation of Hydrus may have five planets orbiting round the star. All the planets will most likely be gas giants like Jupiter so will not be harboring life forms. The star is 127 light years away so don`t go volunteering to visit it. It was discovered by a group of scientists led by Christophe Lovis of Geneva University using the European Southern Observatory (ESO). For more on the story, read the BBC.



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Stay away from the AliensApril 25, 2010, 7:35 pm

Stephen Hawkings has gone on record to say that we should avoid making contact with aliens until we are as technically advanced as they are. His views echoes what happened in the film Independence Day. The film had aliens arriving on Earth and destroying everything in their wake. He believes that they have destroyed their homeworlds and now are looking at a new home and they probably don want to cohabitat with us. He cites history where Europeans travelled to the new worlds and conquered and killed the natives. Its a case of not hello to E.T. but being prepared for the creatures from Independence Day and V.



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