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  • July 17, 2014
    This is a short video of a snake experiencing zero gravity. It was one of a series of experiments conducted to determine the behavioral responses of amphibians and reptiles to low gravity during parabolic flights. That poor bastard. I mean, MAYBE he's having a good time, but... / Continue →
  • June 30, 2014
    Note: Larger, more legible version right HERE. This is the Delta-V subway map of our solar system created by Redditor Ucarion. What the hell is Delta-V? A copy/pasted explanation courtesy of Wikipedia while I pour iced coffee in my eyeballs: In astrodynamics a Δv or delta-v... / Continue →
  • 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 →
  • May 22, 2014
    This is a parody of Cosmos featuring Montez (Erik Griffin) from Workaholics as a high Neil DeGrasse Tyson. It's worth a watch. I especially liked the end. Of course the end of most things is the best part because 1) if it sucked then at least it's almost over and 2) if it wa... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2014
    After a round of public voting, this is what NASA's next generation spacesuit, the Z-2, is going to look like. Like a chubby Buzz Lightyear lost his jetpack and got trapped in the TRON universe. Me? I tried voting for Garrus' spacesuit from Mass Effect but NASA was all, "Tha... / 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 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
    And it will probably not look like that. A senior astronomer at the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Institute insists humanity will discover alien life within the century. Of course, Bigfoot hunters always claim they're only a day from discovering that giant ... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2014
    According to astronomers, there's a previously undiscovered pink dwarf planet orbiting our sun at 7-billion miles (about 75x the distance from the sun to earth). Hopefully there's a rest stop between here and there, because I will definitely need to potty on the trip. *brap* ... / Continue →
  • March 20, 2014
    This is a video of Neil DeGrasse Tyson discussing Sir Isaac Newton that's been slowed down to give him the appearance of being higher than a space kite. That's pretty much me all the time, except I'm not stoned, my brain just works slow. Plus all the nerves in my face melted ... / Continue →
  • 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 →
  • February 18, 2014
    These are several shots of Middle Earth as viewed from space taken from The Middle Earth Digital Elevation Project. What the hell is a Middle Earth Digital Elevation Project? It's, um, a project about Middle Earth's Digital Elevation. Maybe I should just copy/paste a quote. ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2014
    According to renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, black holes don't really exist. At least not in the "they destroy everything that gets close enough" theory that's been perpetuated. Oh really? Then how do you explain my ex-girlfriend? The conventional view of bla... / 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 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 →
  • 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 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 →
  • September 12, 2013
    It's been over four years since Space Bat blasted off for worlds unknown, and last week, on September 6th, he made a friend when a frog was blasted from a NASA launchpad by the thrust of a Minotaur V rocket. When reached for comment, the frog was surprisingly not doing a song ... / Continue →