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  • April 1, 2014
    This is an artist's impression of the asteroid Chariklo. It is the first known asteroid with a ring system, sporting two distinct rings. Me? I don't wear rings, but I do wear a puka shell necklace. *throws up shaka hand sign* Surfs up, hobo brobro! "You've f***ing lost it... / 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 →
  • 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 →
  • July 10, 2013
    This is the Starry Lights lamp designed by Anna Farkas. It projects accurate constellations on the ceiling and comes in four different models (based on the way the stars appear during different seasons): vernal equinox, summer solstice, autumnal equinox and winter solstice. A... / Continue →
  • April 30, 2013
    In news that's sure to excite everyone except people who aren't super into Doctor Who, astronomers have just announced the discovery of a planet very similar to Gallifrey, the home world of Doctor Who and the Time Lords. Well hot damn. ♫ My bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2013
    There are some insane sun pictures taken by greeting card designer/self-proclaimed space cowboy (interesting combo) Alan Friedman IN HIS OWN BACKYARD. In my backyard? *peeking out curtains* My roommate passed out in his boxers. Oh -- here comes company! (It's a raccoon) Us... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2013
    Scientists at the Keck Institute for Space Studies are cooking up a plan to capture an asteroid and place it in our moon's orbit so it can have a little satellite of its own. Cute! Basically the idea is to send a specially designed spacecraft to go bag a tiny asteroid (like, ... / Continue →
  • December 28, 2012
    This is a short video of Neil DeGrasse Tyson cutting a rug at some party to Michael Jackson's 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'. He's a surprisingly good dancer. Don't get me wrong, I'd still destroy him in a dance-off, but it wouldn't be my easiest win (and may require a pock... / Continue →
  • December 20, 2012
    Astronomers have discovered what they believe is a five-planet solar system orbiting Tau Ceti, a star with very similar luminosity to our sun. And one of those planets is the proper distance away from its sun "to sport mild temperatures, oceans of liquid water, and even life." ... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2012
    Mimas, left, Tethys, right. Remember when scientists discovered a Pac-Man hiding in Saturn's moon Mimas when viewing the satellite with a thermal imaging camera? Well look out world, because Saturn's moon Tethys has one too. My moon? My moon has a scar that looks like a flow... / Continue →