This is how the moon would look in the sky if it were a disco ball

Vsauce's Michael Stevens answers a great question with the help of Yeti Dynamics: What if the moon was a disco ball? The answer is sad: The mirrors' specular surface would make the moon almost invisible. However, things really get groovy if you put the disco moon at the same distance as the International Space Station. » 4/04/14 3:49pm 4/04/14 3:49pm

Cool visualization shows liquid water on Earth vs Jupiter's moon Europa

I knew that NASA wants to send a submarine to explore the oceans of Jupiter's moon Europa, but I never realized that Europa has more liquid water than Earth even while it's roughly the size of our Moon. This graphic shows the shocking difference clearly, but there's more. » 3/07/14 3:29pm 3/07/14 3:29pm

This space image of the Sahara feels more painting than photograph

I'm loving these photos at an oblique angle from the International Space Station. Most Earth photos from space look so flat, but these have such a three-dimensional quality. This one in particular, showing clouds over the Western Sahara Desert also feels painted with delicate brushstrokes, thanks to the lighting and… » 1/27/14 11:07am 1/27/14 11:07am

I can't believe these creatures actually exist on our planet

Man, humans are boring. House pets aren't much more interesting. Bugs can get kind of cool but they're disgusting. Disagree with any of that? Well, check out these fantastic animals. They're absolutely incredible. Translucent, colorful, oddly shaped, spiky, wiry, egg-like and completely out of this world even though… » 11/21/13 9:36pm 11/21/13 9:36pm