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  • June 25, 2014
    NASA has announced it's picked up an unusual x-ray signal emanating from the Perseus Cluster, a group of thousands of galaxies and one of the most massive objects in the universe. Scientists suspect it's an indication of the presence of dark matter, but I'm still hoping for al... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2014
    This is Luna, a personal, app-enabled indoor planetarium that can project the real-time night sky as viewed from anywhere on earth. I wanna see what it looks like from Antarctica! "Meh, it's overrated." Don't you ruin this for me, penguin! The Luna is a real product coming ... / Continue →
  • June 16, 2014
    This is a 4-centimeter opal with a "botryoidal jasper formation" inside that makes it looks like a little nebula. I want to travel there. I can't though, because it's just a stone. Or is it? Remember that cat from Men In Black that carried a galaxy around on its collar? Ma... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2014
    Note: Worthwhile larger version of the above pic HERE. This is the Enterprise, NASA's concept for a warp-drive spaceship capable of interstellar travel. Interstellar means between stars. So this is a spaceship that could travel between stars. Impressive, but I only need a s... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    This is a short video of all 13 Saturn V rocket launches lifting off simultaneously. That...is a lot of power. The cordless leaf blower I bought yesterday? Nowhere near enough power. And if my cat hadn't already fallen in love with the box it came in I'd be returning it to ... / Continue →
  • April 28, 2014
    These are the $80 - $200 silk scarfs designed by Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory using open-source images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Plus they're organic and fair-trade and all that so you don't have to feel guilty about wearing one. But you should feel guil... / Continue →
  • April 18, 2014
    This is a photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft of an unusual object orbiting Saturn at the edge of its A ring (not to be confused with its O-ring, which is Uranus). Astronomers are speculating its a new moon forming, which is already about 1/2-mile in diameter. Me? I'm convi... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2014
    These are the Nebula rugs printed using photos of actual nebulae available from SCHÖNSTAUB. They make three varieties: Nebula MOB3915, Nebula NGC346 and Nebula HEIC0607A. Amazingly, Nebula HEIC0607A is actually my favorite nebula in the whole universe. Unfortunately, the rug... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2014
    To celebrate the one-year anniversary of its inception, North Korea has announced the name and logo for its space agency. It's called NADA (National Aerospace Development Administration), and this is the logo. For those of you who didn't take three years of Spanish in high sc... / Continue →
  • April 1, 2014
    This is an artist's impression of the asteroid Chariklo. It is the first known asteroid with a ring system, sporting two distinct rings. Me? I don't wear rings, but I do wear a puka shell necklace. *throws up shaka hand sign* Surfs up, hobo brobro! "You've f***ing lost it... / 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 →
  • November 8, 2013
    These are two pictures taken from the Hubble Space Telescope showing what astronomers believe to be a previously unseen kind of space object. It's described as 'a rotating asteroid with six comet-like tails'. I describe it as a spaceship. One that's going to come rescue me t... / 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 →
  • October 10, 2013
    Seen here looking suspiciously like the entrance to a wormhole, astronomers using the Pan-STARRS 1 wide-field survey telescope in Maui, Hawaii, have discovered a gas giant planet 80-light years from earth that doesn't orbit a star. It's just out there floating all alone in the... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2013
    This is the Glow-in-the-Dark White Rockets Flannel Bedding available from Garnet Hill. You can get pillow cases, bed sets and comforter covers with the design. The prices seem reasonable. The only thing unreasonable is they don't make them in a king or I would have already o... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2013
    The Dogfish Head brewery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, released a beer brewed with real moon dust to celebrate the autumnal equinox last month. The Celest-jewel-ale is a 5% alcohol brew, is accompanied by a koozie made from the fabric of a spacesuit, and an exclusive release to... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    Astronaut Karen Nyberg made this stuffed dinosaur toy for her young son out of scrap supplies she found aboard the International Space Station. Hopefully not anything important like I would have done. "GW -- where did you get that big red button?" I found it. "Found it wher... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2013
    Note: Obviously if this picture were a sci-fi spaceship it would be smaller than a breadbox, click HERE for the full-res poster. Also, keep in mind one pixel = 10 meters, so any ship smaller than that probably didn't make the cut. This is a visual size comparison of sci-fi fr... / 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 →