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  • May 11, 2016
    These are the Planetary Lollipops available from ThinkGeek (previously: these ones made by an Etsy seller who clearly got their idea stolen unless they had already stolen it from somebody else). $30 gets a set of 10 lollipops including all the planets plus the sun and Pluto wh... / Continue →
  • March 29, 2016
    This is a video of Jupiter getting smacked with what's believed to be an asteroid or comet. Or at least that's what the governments would like you to believe. But I know better. That was an alien spaceship. Baby Superman, nooooooooo! Way to go, Jor-El. As Phil Plait of Ba... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2016
    Note: Larger version HERE unless you're into squinting or don't give a shit about space, in which case we can't be friends. This is The Chart Of Cosmic Exploration, a poster detailing humanity's space exploration. You can buy a 39" x 27" poster of the chart for $38, or just l... / Continue →
  • 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 →
  • March 4, 2016
    This is the LEGO orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system, or just the earth, moon and sun) built by LEGOManiac Jason Allemann (of LEGO labyrinth fame). It's surprisingly accurate too, considering its size and the fact it was made out of plastic LEGO bits. I probably co... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2015
    This is the $35 Planetary Bowl set available from ThinkGeek (previously: planetary plates and glassware). The inside and outside look like the planets of the solar system, are dishwasher safe, but don't include Pluto. Several people in the ThinkGeek comments pointed out that'... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2015
    This is a visual representation of how many earths could fit inside the sun, provided there are actually 1.3-million little blue balls in that plastic sphere. Are there? I have no clue. I've never been good at those 'guess how many gumballs are in the jar' games. I am not v... / 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 →
  • July 14, 2015
    This is a shot of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft from about 8,000-miles above its surface. New Horizons was launched in January of 2006 and has spent the last decade traveling some 3-billion miles to gather data on everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto. Serio... / 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 →