Uncanny Photos From Space That Look Like Faces, Animals, And More

Pareidolia is the phenomenon where you interpret random stimuli as familiar images. And even though these photos are of planets, nebulae, and other objects in space, it's easy to imagine that they're actually pictures of human faces, caterpillars, elephants, and even Starfleet badges. » 2/25/15 6:34pm Wednesday 6:34pm

What being strapped to a rocket launch looks like (hint: awesome)

This is just awesome. A camera was strapped onto a GoFast 2014 rocket—an amateur rocket that set the record for highest and fastest rocket ever launched into space—so that we can see the entire launch from the rockets point of view. The initial burst and thrust into the air is epic and then the world starts spinning… » 2/24/15 8:46pm Tuesday 8:46pm

New gorgeous Guardians of the Galaxy concept art revealed

Olivier Pron was the lede matte painter for Guardians of the Galaxy. His concepts for the movie sets—and other movies and personal projects—are extremely cool. I love the Chris Foss-iness of Xandar, the home planet of the Nova Corps. The rest of his work is equally great. I wish I could roam his worlds with an Oculus… » 1/08/15 5:50am 1/08/15 5:50am

From space, the Nile looks like a cosmic King Cobra made of light

Stunning image of the Nile River and the cities all along its path captured by astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore while flying over North Africa onboard the International Space Station. It looks like King Cobra made of light, with the heading Cairo. Somewhere in another dimension, the pharaohs are smiling. » 1/06/15 12:13pm 1/06/15 12:13pm

Every time Carl Sagan said million, billion, trillion, and quadrillion

If Carl Sagan taught us anything about our universe in Cosmos, he taught us how small we are in the grand scheme of things. The universe deals in magnitudes far beyond our comprehension: billions of galaxies, trillions of stars, quadrillions of particles. So many, that one crazy fan compiled all those 'illions into… » 1/02/15 1:45pm 1/02/15 1:45pm

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 12/17/14 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