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  • March 11, 2016
    Note: Make sure you have the volume on. The eclipse is cool, but it's the guy's excitement and commentary that really make the video. This is a video of the March 8th solar eclipse captured by astronomer Mike Kentrianakis at 35,000 feet aboard an Alaskan Airlines flight fro... / Continue →
  • February 12, 2016
    In news that's sure to have Einstein rolling perming his hair in his grave, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) laboratory have confirmed the existence of gravitational waves (aka ripples in space time). The waves, first predicted by Ei... / Continue →
  • January 29, 2016
    This is the statue honoring Jakub Wejher in Wejherowo, Poland. Jakub is most famous for stabbing a man with a broken light bulb for making a Polish joke. Just kidding, he was a military leader and founded the town in 1643. When it snows though, Jakub transforms into the spit... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2016
    This is the first flower grown in space (previously: lettuce). It's a zinnia. Are the petals curled because it was grown in low gravity? Beats me. Maybe it's just a runt. Now I want a space bouquet for Valentine's Day or it will be ruined and I'll throw a tantrum at the r... / 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 29, 2015
    Higher res version HERE. This is a composite shot created by photographer Mike Mezeul II of Sunday's blood moon lunar eclipse moving across the Dallas skyline. Beautiful, isn't it? It's hard to believe there's a planet so close to us. "The moon is not a planet." The moon i... / Continue →
  • August 18, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE for your viewing pleasure. Storm-chaser and real estate agent (you've got to fund your hobbies somehow) Greg McCown captured this beautiful shot of an incredibly rare rainbow and lightning strike in the desert of Tucson, Arizona. It looks like Mother... / 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
    Dave -- turn around, the monolith's behind you. A 10,000 year old 'Stonehenge-like' monolith was just discovered in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Sicily, and paleontologists aren't saying too much about it because paleontologists study fossils. Archeologists are goin... / 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 →
  • June 16, 2015
    This is a video of all six Star Wars movies playing on top of each other simultaneously because why take the time to watch six separate movies? Beats me, but you definitely shouldn't bother taking the time to watch the most recent three. The upcoming J.J. Abrams one though --... / Continue →
  • May 12, 2015
    Note: Video after the jump in case you wanted to call fake. Full-res version HERE. Because Mother Nature never ceases to find new ways to impress/terrify, this is a shot of a rainbow and a tornado captured by the storm chasing group Basehunters. As tempting as the pot of gol... / Continue →
  • May 8, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you wanna look for aliens. This is a shot of a Martian sunset captured by the Mars rover Curiosity. Beautiful, isn't it? But also pretty desolate looking. I can't help but feel that poor lil rover is out there all alone like Wall-E, but wi... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2015
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to lick your screen. This is the quadruple rainbow photographed by Amanda Curtis from the Long Island Rail Road station in Glen Cove, N.Y. Thanks God Double Rainbow guy wasn't there or his head would have f***ing exploded. If I was ... / Continue →
  • February 10, 2015
    This is a shot of the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 (cool name). The eyes are two individual galaxies, while the ring of the face and mouth were caused by the bending of light due to the incredible mass of the galaxy cluster. Your astronomy lesson for the day while I pretend... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    This is 'Riding Light', a video imagining the camera as a ray of light traveling away from the sun towards the planets of the solar system at the speed of light. Feel free to skip around though, because the video is over 43-minutes long (the time it takes for light to reach Ju... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE because the world is beautiful if you don't count most humans. This is a shot from Iceland taken by photographer Maciej Winiarczyk that captures the Milky Way (top left), Aurora Borealis and the Bardarbunga volcano erupting all in a single photo. Bea... / Continue →
  • November 4, 2014
    This is 'If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel', an interactive website designed by Josh Worth showing the scale of the universe if the moon represents only a single pixel. SPOILER: It's huge. Thankfully, you can click the different planet symbols at the top of the page to take you w... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2014
    Father Larry David is impressed! Speaking to a recent audience at the Vatican, Pope Francis has announced he believes the Big Bang theory and evolution are real, and don't contradict the idea of creation. Heck yeah, I can't wait to bring this up in Sunday school! "The beginn... / 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 →