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  • April 11, 2016
    This is a short video of SpaceX successfully landing the first stage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a droneship floating in the Atlantic Ocean. It's so spectacular it doesn't even look real. The idea is that landing and refurbishing the boosters will cut down on costs sign... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2016
    Because some people still believe the earth is flat and not shaped like a pyramid like the Illuminati discovered centuries ago, these are the Planetary Fleece blankets available from ThinkGeek. And no, they're not April Fool's products, they're real. The $30 blankets measure ... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2016
    This is a video of Jupiter getting smacked with what's believed to be an asteroid or comet. Or at least that's what the governments would like you to believe. But I know better. That was an alien spaceship. Baby Superman, nooooooooo! Way to go, Jor-El. As Phil Plait of Ba... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2016
    This is the LEGO orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system, or just the earth, moon and sun) built by LEGOManiac Jason Allemann (of LEGO labyrinth fame). It's surprisingly accurate too, considering its size and the fact it was made out of plastic LEGO bits. I probably co... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2016
    Astronaut Scott Kelly just returned to earth after spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station, and, among the things he brought back with him, are an extra 2-inches in height. Lucky! I wish I was a little bit taller. "I wish I was a baller." I wish I had a gir... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2016
    This is a video of CrazyRussianHacker showing what happens to marshmallows when placed inside a vacuum. Of course I already knew what happens to marshmallows put inside a vacuum because my high school physics teacher performed the exact same experiment. Or at least I would kn... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2016
    Because I'm convinced they're not doing anything but partying up there, this is a video of Scott Kelly dressed in a gorilla suit chasing his colleagues aboard the International Space Station. It's weird to think somebody loading up a container for shipment to the space station... / Continue →
  • February 23, 2016
    Because some people have money to burn and should contact me about how to burn more of that money and fulfill one blogger's dreams simultaneously, this is the $19,000 Megastar Class Home Planetarium created by "Japan's most famous planetarium designer" Takayuki Ohira. Man, I w... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2016
    This is a stunning 4K timelapse of the sun from January 1, 2015 to January 28, 2016. It was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which orbits earth. Hopefully they make another timelapse this year so you can all see me whizzing by on my way to my fiery death. SDO's... / Continue →
  • January 30, 2016
    This is a video of astronaut Scott Kelly playing the slowest game of ping-pong with himself aboard the International Space Station using two super-hydrophobic paddles and a giant drop of water. Apparently none of the other astronauts wanted to challenge him to a real ping-pong... / Continue →
  • January 15, 2016
    This is the 1.7kg ( 3.7-lb) meteorite found in the dried up lake bed of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in South Australia. The meteorite is estimated to be 4.5-billion years old, and came from somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Hey, that's where I'm from! The meteorit... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2015
    This is a video created by MetaBallStudios featuring a bunch of different sci-fi spaceships for size comparison purposes (previously: this giant insane chart verson). It is by no means comprehensive though so feel free to complain about how they left out your favorite spaceshi... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2015
    This is the $35 Planetary Bowl set available from ThinkGeek (previously: planetary plates and glassware). The inside and outside look like the planets of the solar system, are dishwasher safe, but don't include Pluto. Several people in the ThinkGeek comments pointed out that'... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2015
    This is Outer Space Vodka. It costs $40 for a 750mL bottle and has been distilled through actual meteorites four times for EXTRA SPACE CANCER. Obviously, nobody is going to buy it except for the glass alien head bottle. If I was in college I would buy a bottle, finish it, then ... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2015
    This is a short NASA video starring Jupiter spinning in 4K ultra high-definition. Jupiter is such a beautiful, terrifying planet. Did you know Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system (it's great red spot is about the size of earth) and still only 1/1,000th the size ... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE. Full-res 65MB version available at NASA's website HERE in case you want to look for aliens (I counted seven). This is the most detailed shot of Pluto ever taken, captured by the New Horizons probe during its flyby of the dwarf planet in July. It ... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2015
    Note: Unzoomed version of the whole shot HERE in case you wanted to see just how crazy people get looking at these things (the woman is the upper-middle). Because some people's hobbies include poring over NASA images looking for anomalies/evidence that helps prove their insane... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2015
    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station just tried the first produce grown in space yesterday after eating the red romaine lettuce they grew as part of the Veg-01 experiment. No word if they also produced ranch dressing, but you're not gonna catch me eating some plai... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2015
    This is a video (assembled from a bunch of still photos) captured by NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft of the moon transiting across earth, taken from a million miles away. I wish I was a million miles away right now. I am not though, I am right here. ... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    After analyzing four years of date from the Kepler space telescope, NASA has announced Kepler-452b, the most earth-like planet they've found outside our own solar system. So maybe there's still a little shred of hope left *reprograms spaceship's autopilot destination from cent... / Continue →