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30 ‘Beloved’ Movie Classics That Don’t Hold Up, According to Lifehacker Readers

Earlier this week, I asked you what movies you love that don’t hold up once nostalgia is removed from the equation. To illustrate this, I used the example of the 1991 Steven Spielberg film Hook, in which Robin Williams bounces around in a Peter Pan costume on a set that looks more like a ride […]

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Damn, The Guardians Of The Galaxy Game’s Soundtrack Is Great

I totally forgot that the new Guardians of the Galaxy game from Square Enix is releasing later this month. The trailers released for it in the lead-up to its October launch haven’t completely convinced me this is going to be any good, but I can at least say for sure that its soundtrack is great. […]

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Damn, The Guardians Of The Galaxy Game’s Soundtrack Is Great

I totally forgot that the new Guardians of the Galaxy game from Square Enix is releasing later this month. The trailers released for it in the lead-up to its October launch haven’t completely convinced me this is going to be any good, but I can at least say for sure that its soundtrack is great. […]

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Feast Your Eyes on New Photos of the ‘Grand Canyon of Mars’

There’s still so much we don’t know about Mars, but thanks to some recently released photos, we’ve gotten a much better look at the Red Planet’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon. Although, that’s not exactly accurate: the one on Mars—called Valles Marineris—is nearly 10 times as long and three times as deep as ours on…Read […]

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Catch a Rare Three-Planet Conjunction of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn All Weekend

After spending the week glued to the TV and our devices, we could all use a break from screens. Fortunately the night sky has a whole weekend’s worth of entertainment lined up for us, in the form of a rare three-planet conjunction featuring Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. The last time this particular combination…Read more… Continue […]

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Catch the Peak of a Meteor Shower Featuring Fireballs With Colorful Trails

With many in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations and fireworks displays either scaled back or canceled altogether this week, fans of flashy events taking place in the night sky may have been disappointed. But all is not lost. In fact, nature has its own lights display for us to enjoy as we ease into 2021. It […]

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How to Spot the Mythical Green Flash (Which Is Actually Very Much Real)

Though it sounds like some type of superhero—specifically the unlicensed off-brand kind that hangs in Times Square—the “green flash” is actually a real thing that you can see in the sky with your own eyes. And while we know the green flash exists (there is plenty of photographic evidence), it has reached more of a…Read […]

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Spot 2 or 3 Meteors Per Minute When the Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Keep your fingers crossed that there’ll be clear skies tonight, because the 2020 Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak. Known as the best and most visible meteor shower of the year, the Geminids started on December 4th and end on December 17th, but tonight, December 13th, will be the climax. Here’s how to watch…Read […]

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How to See the 1960s Rocket Booster That Will Fly by Earth Today

The 1960s were a time of great technological optimism and international competition, and space exploration was reason—and the venue—for much of it. Yet everything futuristic will one day pass into history, and it turns out that some of the 20th century’s most sophisticated rocket technology is now little more than …Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to the Watch the Launch of the First NASA/SpaceX Commercial Mission

After decades of space travel—and a 24-hour delay—NASA is flying commercial. Later today, NASA is set to launch its first operational commercial crew mission with SpaceX, known as “Crew-1,” from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, traveling to the International Space Station. Here’s how to watch.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Spot 5 Planets in the Night Sky This Month Without Binoculars

There comes a time in many elementary school students’ academic careers when they ask their parents to drive them to the local craft store and purchase several styrofoam spheres of varying sizes. The real magic begins back at home, where, thanks to some paint and other materials, the styrofoam balls are transformed…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Don’t Be Alarmed by Fireballs in the Sky This Week

Depending where you live, you may have seen the skies light up with fireworks over the weekend. But this week we’ll be treated to a different type of (non-political) light show: the Northern Taurid meteor shower. While it technically started in October, the shower will peak this week—specifically tomorrow and Thursday…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Spot Tonight’s Halloween Blue Moon & A Few Planets, Too

This year, trick-or-treating probably doesn’t look like you thought it would, and Halloween parties are (hopefully, in the name of public health) cancelled, but there’s still something pretty spectacular going on tonight. Best of all, it’s free and you can probably see it from your own backyard (or fire escape). Not…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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