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  • October 9, 2014
    You have until October 31st to sign up at NASA's Send Your Name To Mars site and have your name included on the Orion test flight in December, as well as future missions beyond Earth's orbit, including at least one to Mars. Unfortunately, our names won't be spelled out in diam... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2014
    Elon Musk has announced his belief that Mars should be colonized by over a million people by the end of the century to help ensure humanity's survival in the event of a catastrophic event on earth. Haha, too late, Elon! *mashing earth self-destruct button* "THAT WAS CAPS LOC... / Continue →
  • May 14, 2014
    A group of scientists are convinced that if we can dig deep enough into Mars, we'll locate signs of ancient life. And just how do we dig deep enough? By firing missiles! God, please -- PLEASE let me ride one. I want to wear a cowboy hat and be swinging a lasso. In 1976, th... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE, but you'll probably still try to wipe earth off your monitor like a speck of dust. This is a picture of earth as seen by the Mars Rover Curiosity. In case you've been living in a cave with bears for the past year or the name didn't give it away, the... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2014
    This is a before-and-after shot of the mysterious rock that appeared in front of the Mars Rover Opportunity after taking pictures of the same spot twelve days apart. So many questions! Where did it come from? Okay that's actually the only question I can think of. There are ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Narnia!? This is a video created by NASA's Conceptual Image Lab depicting the 4-billion year evolution of Mars from a water covered, potentially habitable planet to the red shithole wasteland it is today. Wow, Mars -- you f***ed up hard. Reminds me of my freshman year of col... / Continue →
  • September 27, 2013
    In a groundbreaking discovery, the Mars Rover Curiosity has confirmed the presence of water on Mars. How much? About two percent of the soil, or two pints per cubic foot. Unfortunately, the water molecules are "bound to other minerals in the soil," so filling a swimming pool... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2013
    202,586 people from 140 countries applied to take a one-way trip to the Mars as part of Mars One's manned missions to the red planet beginning in 2023. "F*** earth", I imagine them all saying as they licked the envelopes containing their applications, "I hate my neighbors." T... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    This is Mars Explorer Barbie. She's an astronaut. In pink. With a bubble helmet and trashcan backpack. It looks like she did her makeup too. That's good, it's important to make a good first impression on the nothingness that exists on Mars. LOOK BARBIE -- OVER THERE! *tr... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    After receiving enough votes on their Cuuso website, LEGO has announced the production of a Mars Rover Curiosity playset. And I will buy it. The set was designed by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory mechanical engineer Stephen Pakbaz, so obviously it's gonna legit. Plus my bed... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2013
    This is the rat/lizard alien that the Mars rover Curiosity recently spotted on the red planet. FULL DISCLOSURE: just a rock. Now the conspiracy theorists would have you believe the government is just trying to cover up the Martian discovery, but those are the same people who ... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2013
    And I would've done the same. NASA, best known for crumpling up my astronaut application and crushing a young man's dreams, apparently took the time out of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers' busy schedules of searching for alien life and taking pictures of dust to draw this gi... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2013
    This is a shot (and time-lapse video) of the Mars rover Curiosity's descent parachute caught blowing around in the breeze . Thankfully, the parachute is still attached to Curiosity's protective landing shell (the white circle), so it can't blow away and wreak havoc on the red ... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2013
    Multimillionaire Dennis Tito (who was also the first paying space tourist) has created a nonprofit group called Inspiration Mars and green-lit a program to send a single couple on a 501-day trip around the red planet and return to earth, with a launch scheduled for January 5th,... / Continue →
  • January 25, 2013
    This is a chart depicting the distances we've traveled on worlds that aren't earth. SOMEHOW the Soviets still hold the top spot for longest distance traveled with a single vehicle. Granted it was an unmanned vehicle, but still, I'm a little disappointed in NASA. Me: *makin... / Continue →
  • January 9, 2013
    Note: Trip is ONE-WAY ONLY. Remember when the Dutch nonprofit Mars One announced they wanted to put colonists on Mars by 2023? Well apparently they're following through with the plan and just released their astronaut requirements yesterday, with televised colonist selection b... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2012
    This is a shot from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard the European Space Agency's Mars Express Orbiter, showing Marineris Canyon, the largest and deepest canyon system known to man. But not aliens. Stretching across the equatorial Martian highlands for some 2,... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2012
    This is a self portrait taken by the Mars Rover Curiosity with Mount Sharp in the background. Presumably it's a mirror shot because I don't see the arm it used to take the pic. Fine, it's actually a composite of 55 different images. You just had to ruin all the fun, didn't y... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2012
    Curiosity had just taken its first scoop of Martian soil for analysis when an operator here on earth noticed a mysterious metallic object on the ground beneath the rover. WHAT COULD IT BE?! Is it a little robotic beetle? A new element? Something much, MUCH less exciting? T... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2012
    In outerspace news, the Curiosity Rover just beamed back some pictures to earth that scientists are saying provide proof-positive evidence that flowing water once existed on the red planet. Cool, now maybe if we time traveled back a billion years we could drink it. Scientis... / Continue →