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  • February 27, 2014
    First there was the real video of Jean-Claude Van Damme doing his famous leg splits between two Volvo trucks driving in reverse, then there was the CG video of Chuck Norris doing the splits between two jets. And here is another CG video of Van Damme answering back with a leg s... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2013
    This is a video created by amateur astronomer and Youtuber Yetipc1 of what it would look like if the moon, which normally orbits earth at 384,400km (~238,855-miles), orbited earth at the same distance as the International Space Station, around 420km (260-miles). Apparently i... / 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 10, 2013
    When the UKube-1 breadbox-sized satellite is launched into orbit this December, it won't just be carrying instruments to measure radiation and space weather. No, it's going to be rocking custom Celestial Charging Station graphics that invite space travelers low on power to sti... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2013
    This is a picture created by Redditor boredboarder8 of the moon with a to-scale United States superimposed over it to give you a concept of its size. That is, if you can imagine how big the United States is. Which, given the fact you just poked yourself in the eye with a drin... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2012
    NASA released this CG reconstruction of the (currently believed) history of the moon to celebrate 1,000 days of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the satellite. It was pretty interesting to watch, but definitely could have used more aliens (I counted, there were zero).... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2012
    Note: Article edited to reflect it's SWITZERLAND that's responsible for the project, not Sweden. After skimming the article I thought Sweden and wrote Swedes, NOT because I thought Swedes come from Switzerland. Derder, Switzers come from Switzerland. The Swiss, best known fo... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2012
    Because those forest green camo shorts don't hide you on the street as well as you'd like to imagine, a North Carolina company is now designing site-specific camouflage using satellite imagery and drone/ground recon. ZOMG -- tell me you can make me look like a women's sauna. ... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like a robot turd, an unknown metallic sphere crashed to the ground in a remote area of Namibia, stirring a 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' moment for the locals. Well, at least in my mind it did. When the ball came down it caused a crater 12 inches ... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2011
    According to NASA scientists, the now-defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) will be reentering earth's atmosphere this Friday and, possibly, "hurting someone". Like, bad. Deadly hurt. On a scale from 1 to 10 of ways I want to die, getting hit with a piece of a sa... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2011
    Satellites: they don't last forever. "WHAT?!?!" Haha -- including you, moon! And when they've served their purpose they have a couple options, 1) smash into other satellites and cause an even greater mess to drive through on the way to Mars, or 2) try to reenter the atmosphe... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2011
    Because humankind is notorious for its short-sightedness (moles too), we've shot so much shit into orbit that it's all starting to crash into each other and, soon, you won't even be able to shake a stick at heaven without hitting some broken-off piece of a satellite. Wonderful... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2011
    Seen here in an artist's rendition (mine -- I'm an artist) of exactly what it'll look like when while in orbit, the European Space Agency's Gaia Spacecraft will rock a 106-CCD sensor, 1-billion pixel "camera" that's over three feet wide (like my ass!) in order to create a 3-D m... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2011
    There's a full moon Saturday and it's gonna appear the largest it has in almost 20 years, and won't happen again until 2029. So yeah, probably a good idea to give it a peep just in case shit hits the fan in the meantime (which it WILL). Also, be sure to tell all your friends ... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2010
    The Indian Space Research Organisation really is based in Bangalore, I wasn't being funny. Ever actually. One time I thought I was being funny but it turns out everybody was laughing because my pants were torn in the back and my b-hole was peepin'. True story :( Here's a f... / Continue →
  • October 22, 2010
    Some would argue scientists wouldn't use terminology like butt-ton, but those people are wrong and obviously don't know any scientists personally. They're regular people just like you and me except they make love with lab coats and safety goggles on. So yeah, apparently there... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2010
    Not particularly great names for boobs, but what are you gonna do? Crash a rocket into them and make cheese out all the moon-milk? You bet your sweet ass I'm gonna! the top [right] moon there is Dione, and the bottom [left] one is Rhea. As Cassini flew by them, Dione was clo... / Continue →
  • September 1, 2010
    Hurricanes, like most things with drinks named after them, make me want to start boozing. It's 5:00 somewhere (but only 6:51 AM here) aside, this is a recent satellite image of hurricanes Danielle (top) and Earl (bottom) doing their thing in the Atlantic. Now, are you thinkin... / Continue →
  • August 4, 2010
    According to Dr. Kristen Gates, all we need to do is attach a giant drag-causing balloon to the defunct spacejunk, then sit back and watch it burn as it slowly enters the earth's atmosphere. Interesting concept Doctor, but I suggest we keep exploring our options until we come ... / Continue →
  • October 24, 2009
    So apparently the moon might consist of a network of interconnected tubes, like Swiss cheese. OMG the astronauts are gonna eat it! AAAAAAAAAAH I'M SO JEALOUS! Images have revealed a hole on the Moon's surface that is at least 260 feet deep and may lead to an underground tunn... / Continue →