I want to live in this cool spaceship from Star Citizen

This is the Anvil Industries' Carrack, a 403-foot (123-meter) ship and a maximum crew of five. It is not real, but it feels real because every detail in its interior has been designed as if it were a real vessel. It's one of the ships from Chris Roberts' Star Citizenpersistent alternative universe, where I'm sure I… » 12/17/14 5:22am Wednesday 5:22am

This beautiful galaxy is actually a stunning visualization of Wikipedia

Here's a way to explore Wikipedia that's unlike any other you've done before: as its own galaxy. Created by Owen Cornec, each star in the galaxy is a different Wikipedia article and a cluster of stars together would be related Wikipedia articles. It's like taking the idea of exploring space to the expansive rabbit… » 12/10/14 8:55pm 12/10/14 8:55pm

Short film: The horror of re-discovering a UFO crash from the 1960s

The Landing is a powerful short film directed by Josh Tanner that tells the story of a mysterious UFO crash in the 1960s and the truth that is revealed when it's found again in the present day. It makes us question what is alien and makes us wonder if it's better off just not knowing things sometimes. » 12/09/14 12:01am 12/09/14 12:01am

The solitude of space exploration should be turned into a tablet game

There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It's an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it's nearly as good as any feature. » 11/21/14 11:51pm 11/21/14 11:51pm

Why NASA is sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring a piece back

Not to be outdone by their ESA colleagues, NASA is sending a spacecraft to an asteroid to bring a piece of it back. Her name is OSIRIS-REx, and she will be visiting Bennu—great name for an outpost in a sci-fi movie—one of the primordial asteroids that have been orbiting the Sun for millions of years. This is why: » 11/18/14 12:28pm 11/18/14 12:28pm

Video: A mash up of awe-inspiring scenes from awesome movies about space

There are very few things that are actually cooler in real life than in the movies. Being in space is one of them. Sure, movies might make space look more cinematic and epic but being a real astronaut who actually put on a suit and got on a shuttle to go to space trumps any movie. Movies can't beat that. » 11/06/14 8:11pm 11/06/14 8:11pm

Stabilized time-lapse of the night sky clearly shows how Earth rotates

It's no wonder that the uneducated minds of antiquity—and some simpletons today—were anthropocentric. The Sun, the Moon, and the entire sky seem to revolve around us. We are so special, they thought. Except we are not, as Copernicus discovered. This cool stabilized time-lapse clearly shows how Earth rotates. » 11/06/14 12:14am 11/06/14 12:14am

Playing around with a water bubble in space must never get old

I'm happy when I see astronauts happy. There's something about seeing people in space enjoy all there is about space that's just infectious. Even the little things, like playing around with a giant water bubble blob. I mean, I would do the same thing they're doing. Let it swallow my hands while a GoPro is inside. » 11/05/14 8:58pm 11/05/14 8:58pm

Spectacular satellite image shows almost perfect 9.6-km foliage circle

I love to zoom into pictures, especially spectacular ones like this one of the Egmont National Park, New Zealand, published by the European Space Agency. The clear circular boundary is actually the edge of the park, with the dormant volcano Mount Taranaki in the middle. It looks like a reverse crater of lush life. » 11/05/14 6:30pm 11/05/14 6:30pm

Watch a feather and a bowling ball fall at the exact same speed

To this day, I've never felt dumber than when elementary school me thought that 100 pounds of bowling balls would fall faster than 100 pounds of feathers. This video doesn't show that riddle in action but something even cooler: how things fall at the same rate inside the world's largest vacuum chamber. » 11/03/14 8:36pm 11/03/14 8:36pm