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  • August 11, 2015
    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station just tried the first produce grown in space yesterday after eating the red romaine lettuce they grew as part of the Veg-01 experiment. No word if they also produced ranch dressing, but you're not gonna catch me eating some plai... / 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 →
  • July 30, 2015
    This is an ultra high-def (4K) video of an astronaut dissolving an antacid tablet in a ball of water in space. It makes a bubbly space ball. I'm starting to wonder -- are the astronauts actually doing any real science on the space station or are they all just up there filming... / Continue →
  • July 23, 2015
    After analyzing four years of date from the Kepler space telescope, NASA has announced Kepler-452b, the most earth-like planet they've found outside our own solar system. So maybe there's still a little shred of hope left *reprograms spaceship's autopilot destination from cent... / 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 →
  • July 8, 2015
    This is a 360-degree pannable video (after the jump -- use the controls in the top left of the screen) showing what it would look like if you could see all the asteroids in the sky simultaneously. What would it look like? AWESOME. It reminds me of the little shooting stars I... / Continue →
  • June 15, 2015
    After securing the rights from Disney/Pixar, LEGO has just released the first images of its upcoming WALL-E set. The set started as a LEGO Ideas submission by Angus MacLane that got the necessary votes to be considered by LEGO for production (comparison shot between the origin... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2015
    This is a video of European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti demonstrating how to make a mackerel, quinoa and leek cream tortilla in outerspace. It's worth a watch, if for no other reason but to watch the tortilla float around and realize how amazing that must be ... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2015
    This is the flag for planet Earth as proposed by Beckmans College of Design graduate Oskar Pernefeldt. Oskar used the five basic principles of good flag design (apparently there are five basic principles of good flag design) to come up with the proposal. I dunno, it looks lik... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2015
    This is a video of astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti demonstrating (without actually demonstrating) how to use the International Space Station's toilet. It works pretty much exactly how you'd expect, provided you didn't expect you could just use it like a regular toilet because... / Continue →