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  • September 7, 2011
    Note: Full res-version HERE because your desktop is itching for a new background. Ooooooooooor has porn fleas. This is AN ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH of Saturn taken from the Cassini spacecraft that's been orbiting the gas giant for the last seven years. Hard to believe, I know, but I... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2011
    This is a series of time-lapse videos created by stitching together 14-years of high-res Hubble Space Telescope images to show the movement of stellar jets from young stars over that period. What's a stellar jet? I'm partial to the SR-71 Blackbird! Fine, FINE -- some actual ... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    I'll believe it when it cuts through a glass giant. Astronomers are claiming they've found a planet made entirely of diamond. Interesting, but if you really wanted to capture the public's attention you should have said it was made out of chili cheese fries and has a milkshake... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2011
    That's no moon! Seriously -- it's a star, guys. There's a new coldest star in town (read: galaxy), folks, and that star is a Y brown dwarf named WISE 1828+2650. Wow, your parents must have really hated you. YOUR NAME IS A MATH PROBLEM! Y dwarfs are the dimmest stars of t... / Continue →
  • August 12, 2011
    Not Alderaan? Seen here in an artist's rendition that may or may yes have involved Photoshopping two holes out of a bowling ball, printing that out, and gluing it to a piece of construction paper, the current record holder for the universe's darkest known planet is seen refl... / Continue →
  • August 5, 2011
    The universe: you thought it ended with a wall that just went on forever, right? Me too. But apparently that's not the case. Apparently it's like a bubble with-- "wait, like a bubble in my bong?" *rolling eyes* Sure, it's like a bubble in your bong. But, instead of being ... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2011
    Hoho -- rock-blocked! Should've brought along a wingman to distract the corona! Yesterday, May 12th, a comet, head-over-heels in love with the sun, decided to move in for a kiss (having learned apparently nothing from his brethren that tried the same last year). Unfortunatel... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2011
    Space isn't actually colorless, I just made that up so people who only read the headline go spread misinformation and hopefully lose bets. But for the rest of you, nothing but the facts. My penis could feed an entire village for 18 months. Plus NASA uses Photoshop to manip... / Continue →
  • March 24, 2011
    WD 0806-661 B, a brown dwarf (artist's rendition, lower right) orbiting a white dwarf (interracial orbiting FTW!) some 75-light years from earth. Shit, pack a picnic and let's go! "GW? You don't actually know how far a light-year is, do you?" OVER 1,000 WATTS! Extra mayo o... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2011
    Space: I've lived there. It was pretty cool. Never been to Saturn though, although I did regretfully visit Uranus once. Fine, TWICE. Just kidding -- your butt's mad nasty! This is a video fly-by of Saturn created from photos taken by the Cassini space probe. I watched it ... / Continue →
  • March 9, 2011
    Unless you've actually seen it like this before, in which case, real cool -- ALIEN! Quick, somebody tase him and I'll restrain him with zip-ties before he starts mind-controlling us! Aaaaaaaand I'm punching myself in the balls. Next time a little faster on the draw, bro. ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2011
    Two nutjob astrophysicists are claiming a planet 4x the size of Jupiter (the current largest planet in the solar system) might be hiding in the Oort Cloud, a massive (1-light year in circumference) cloud of comets and fart particulate outside Pluto's orbit. Its orbit would b... / Continue →
  • November 23, 2010
    This is a picture of part of the Carina Nebula that bears a striking resemblance to one of my favorite hand gestures to use while driving. And no, not the one where you pretend you're shooting everyone around you with lil' laser blasters, although that is a close second. *pew... / Continue →