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  • 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 →
  • July 21, 2015
    Ultra rich entrepreneur Yuri Milner plans to invest $100-million dollars over the next ten years in a search for alien life through a program called Breakthrough Initiatives. Stephen Hawking and astrophysicist Lord Martin Rees are also on board, but more in a scientific way th... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2015
    Note: This isn't the whole infographic (the whole thing is very long like your penis!), hit the jump to see the whole thing. This is an infographic comparing the speed of a bunch of different spaceships from various sci-fi movies, shows and video games. Plus some real-life sh... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2015
    This is a shot of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from about 8,000-miles above its surface. New Horizons was launched in January of 2006 and has spent the last decade traveling some 3-billion miles to gather data on everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto. Serio... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2015
    This is a 360-degree pannable video (after the jump -- use the controls in the top left of the screen) showing what it would look like if you could see all the asteroids in the sky simultaneously. What would it look like? AWESOME. It reminds me of the little shooting stars I... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2015
    *Axes as in the plural of axis, not like battle axes, although that would be awesome/dangerous. This is a video of the Starlight amusement park ride built by ABC rides. It raises up to over 70 feet then begins spinning around on three axes to allow riders to experience an ant... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2015
    This is a video of European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti demonstrating how to make a mackerel, quinoa and leek cream tortilla in outerspace. It's worth a watch, if for no other reason but to watch the tortilla float around and realize how amazing that must be ... / Continue →
  • May 18, 2015
    This is 天鉄刀 (Tentetsutou, The Sword Of Heaven), a traditional Japanese katana forged entirely from an iron-alloy meteorite. Obviously, it's the perfect weapon for a space ninja like myself. "You are not a space ninja." Then how am I writing this FROM THE MOON? "You aren't."... / Continue →
  • May 5, 2015
    Free, user-contributed language learning app Duolingo has announced their plan to release a course in Klingon for English speakers on February 21, 2016. So not soon enough to be able to talk to your lover in Klingon for Valentine's Day, which is a shame because I've always fel... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    These are the official NASA portraits of astronaut Leland Melvin. Apparently he brought his two rescue dogs Jake and Scout into the studio on picture day, and got his official photos taken with them. Beautiful, aren't they? I wish Sears Portrait Studio would have let me brin... / Continue →