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Watch Film Legend Ray Harryhausen’s Concept Footage for War of the Worlds

Since its publication near the turn of the 20th century, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds has seen lots of adaptations. One that didn’t happen, however, and we really wish had, was by legendary filmmaker and stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen. Now we can finally see what Harryhausen had in mind.

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By: io9
Via: Feedbin Starred Entries
Source: http://j.mp/29v2BMm

The Hubble Just Spotted This Odd “Star Bridge” Connecting Two Galaxies

The Hubble Just Spotted This Odd "Star Bridge" Connecting Two Galaxies

Using the Hubble telescope (along with the natural “zoom lens” of gravitational lensing ) researchers over at NASA spotted this odd star structure, which they’re describing as similar to both a spiral bridge and a corkscrew-shaped string of pearls. Close-ups after the jump.

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By: io9
Via: Feedbin Starred Entries
Source: http://j.mp/1oLsVT5

Did a 19th century novel inspire a group of Nazi UFO hunters?

There are lots of rumors and legends about the Vril Society, an occult Nazi group that may have existed in pre-World War II Germany. Did these seekers after arcane truths take their name and beliefs from a 19th century science fiction novel by one of the most notorious bad writers of all time? Let’s examine the evidence!

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(Via io9)