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What would happen if you mix Alka-Seltzer with water in space

A shiny orb! A floating shiny orb! Water bubbles that pop out of the floating shiny orb! This is the magic that would happen when you pop an effervescent tablet (Alka-Seltzer!) into a water bubble in space. It’s cool to see the little bubbles form within the blob of water and then see things start flying off the orb… » 7/28/15 3:30pm Tuesday 3:30pm

Infographic: What's the fastest ship in sci-fi history?

It took a little bit for us to reach Pluto but what if we had the power of our imaginations in our real life spaceships? Fat Wallet came up with this neat infographic showing which ships from popular sci-fi movies, TV shows and video games (plus real life NASA ships) to show which ship moves fastest. It’s pretty cool! » 7/16/15 10:13am 7/16/15 10:13am

The first alien sounds of Mars are so damn spooky

This is a great video that shows the entire trip of the Mars Opportunity Rover on one side while tracking the trip on the red planet on the other. It’s cool to know where Curiosity has gone and what it has seen but perhaps the craziest thing of the video is hearing the noise of the planet. It’s just so damn freaky. » 7/14/15 4:52pm 7/14/15 4:52pm

Beautifully simulated 3D trip through space is what dreams are made of

I woke up today and had already seen this stunning video of space before I even saw it in real life because I’m 100% sure it was created in my dreams. It wasn’t, it was rendered in the 3D simulation program Space Engine. But seriously, this digital recreation of space is what every kid imagines when they look up at a… » 7/14/15 10:21am 7/14/15 10:21am

Video: What flying through the Milky Way must look like

Created by stitching together over 400,000 taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope, YouTube user daveachuk made this incredibly beautiful video that makes it feel as if you’re floating along the Milky Way. The finished footage is breathtaking and makes it seem as if you’re just looking out a window as you fly through the… » 7/09/15 10:21am 7/09/15 10:21am

What the sky would look like if you could see all the asteroids

Here’s a really cool visualization from astronomer Scott Manley that shows what our sky might look like if we could actually see all the asteroids. Asteroids aren’t visible to the naked eye because they’re too small to register but Manley was able to reveal the known asteroids and speed them up to exaggerate how they… » 6/30/15 9:25pm 6/30/15 9:25pm

Stunning full color HD video from the ISS shows life on Earth in motion

This video is taken from space. And yet we can see so much detail on Earth that it’s almost unbelievable. Cars are driving on roads and buildings are moving throughout the day and boats are crawling through rivers, remember this isn’t your run of the mill drone footage, this is all taken from an ultra-HD camera… » 6/18/15 4:57pm 6/18/15 4:57pm

These Are the Sad Remains of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs just published one of the saddest photoseries on space exploration. He managed to get inside an abandoned hangar at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where two Burans—the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space program—are slowly decaying in their burial crypt. » 6/12/15 10:26am 6/12/15 10:26am

Cooking chicken and rice in space is always fun to see

Every variation of chicken and rice is great so even though this space version of tumeric chicken and whole red rice looks like the least chicken and rice-y dish ever (for obvious utilitarian reasons), I would totally give it a bite or five. The key to cooking in space (if this can be considered cooking) is making… » 6/05/15 12:31pm 6/05/15 12:31pm

Neat time lapse of NASA assembling the space shuttle engine, the RS-25

NASA’s RS-25 rocket engine powered the space shuttles and four of them will be used to power the core stage of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS), the launch vehicle that’ll bring humans to deep space missions like landing on asteroids and Mars. This two minute time lapse video shows how NASA assembles it. » 5/28/15 5:41pm 5/28/15 5:41pm

Beautiful photo shows white dwarf stars moving away from a star cluster

Like a celestial Rorschach test, I can see so many things when I stare at this wonderful photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s like static on a TV. Or like a crowded future city lit by buildings stacked on buildings. But what it really is is even cooler: it’s the first time pictures have been taken of… » 5/14/15 3:51pm 5/14/15 3:51pm

The most amazing Hubble Space Telescope fly-through yet defies belief

If space traveling the universe had a scenic route, this would be it. It’s a 3D fly-through of the nebula Gum 29 with the stunning star cluster Westerlund 2 in the middle and it’s absolutely gorgeous. The image was taken by the Hubble and shown off for its 25th anniversary. It’s the stuff of dreams. » 4/23/15 6:47pm 4/23/15 6:47pm

Interstellar honest trailer rips apart Christopher Nolan's space movie

I love watching Honest Trailers' takedown of movies because they highlight actual problems, they're actually really funny and they have no sacred cows. They can skewer Michael Bay right next to burning down everyone's post-Dark Knight shrine to Chris Nolan. Here they are hilariously ripping up Interstellar. » 3/31/15 6:19pm 3/31/15 6:19pm