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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 →