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  • April 7, 2014
    This is the space shuttle replica that a 60-something Chinese farmer built on the roof of his home in the Guangdong province. Obviously, all the neighbors are jealous. And can you blame them? Who doesn't want a spaceship replica on top of their house? Nobody I want to be fr... / 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 →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video demo of NASA's Robosimian, a monkey inspired robot that looks more like a four-legged spider than a primate. I think we can all agree it does look like it would be fun to hit with a shovel though. Designed to mimic the posture and movements of a primate, the b... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone who likes to punish themselves by staring at the sun, our star is beautiful. And I'm not just saying that because without it we wouldn't be here, because I would actually prefer that. This is 'Jewel Box Sun', a video from NASA showing th... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    "The laser penis module will attach right around here." Meet Valkyrie, NASA's new "superhero" robot. What makes it a superhero? Absolutely nothing that I read about it. Okay fine, it was designed to be able to access disaster areas and help rescue survivors. Weird consider... / 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 →
  • November 1, 2013
    NASA: they sent men to the moon (allegedly). So how does all that brainpower stack up in a pumpkin carving contest? Apparently really well, because a lot of these things are nuts. There's a Nautilus fish tank in a pumpkin, a Death Star scene, a chesbursting gourd, several Ma... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    Note: Larger shot HERE, but do yourself a favor and go to Flickr to see a 4000px version for all the detail. This is a composite shot of Saturn created by Gordan Ugarkovic using images the Cassini spacecraft took of the planet earlier this month. Beautiful, right? Hard to bel... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    Wow, those might be the saddest 'Get Well' balloons of all time. To test better ways of acclimating space travelers back to life on earth (read: with gravity), NASA is looking to pay individuals up to $1,200 a week to lay in bed all day. That's like, my dream world. Well, pr... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    And by 'It's uncanny' I mean whoever looked at this photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger probe and thought "HOLY SHIT, IT'S HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE!" is clearly a crazy person. Obviously it's Luke falling after he dove off that antennae tower following his first fight wit... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    This is a composite video made from a bunch of photos taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, featuring the moon rotating a full 360-degrees in high definition. You know, I like the moon because it always keeps me company when I'm out wandering the streets at night. It'... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2013
    Voyager 1, launched this month 36 years ago, has, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, officially entered interstellar space. Me? I just officially entered a wet t-shirt contest, although I'm starting to second-guess my chances of winning considering m... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    It's been over four years since Space Bat blasted off for worlds unknown, and last week, on September 6th, he made a friend when a frog was blasted from a NASA launchpad by the thrust of a Minotaur V rocket. When reached for comment, the frog was surprisingly not doing a song ... / Continue →
  • August 29, 2013
    This is a shot from a Google Street View car (links to actual Google map) traveling the New Jersey Turnpike that happened to capture a space shuttle flyover in April 2012. Seeing it sent me on a Google Street View treasure hunt to see what other oddities I could spot in the sk... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2013
    Because NASA is getting out of the launching people into space business, the agency has announced it's auctioning off three of its previously used shuttle launchpads. And you and I are going to buy one and turn it into a space themed restaurant. And by restaurant I obviously ... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2013
    Note: Full-res version HERE. This is an animated GIF featuring a year of earth's changing seasons in a single second. Just think, if time really went this fast you'd be dead in less than 80-seconds. Thankfully it doesn't though, so you'll survive until next next month when y... / 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 →
  • July 17, 2013
    7-year old Dexter wants to go to Mars. So what did he do? BUILT A ROCKETSHIP. Just kidding, he sent a letter to NASA in handwriting that looks like mine telling them he wants to go to Mars, but understands he can't right now because he's 7, and asked what he could do to be a... / 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 →
  • 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 →