This tiny spot on Pluto in one of NASA’s latest photos looks suspicious. Let’s take a closer look!
NASA dubbed this futuristic aircraft concept the "Supersonic Green Machine." Online in Japan, it's being compared to a vegetable. A flying vegetable.
Some days, it feels like it can be difficult to get people excited about space exploration. It's space! It's the universe! Get excited already! Which is why NASA, being the lovable nerds that they are, have decided to use Peter Cullen, AKA the voice of Optimus Prime, to get you pumped about the Hubble's successor.
This week, NASA revealed a possible design for the IXS Enterprise, a faster-than-light concept spacecraft. It looked pretty interesting! Interesting enough to prompt the Kerbal Space Program community to recreate it, even.
Unlike most replicas of the Pip-Boy 3000, the indispensable gadget of Fallout 3 and New Vegas, the one designed by Ashley Hennefer and her team has an actual, working geiger counter, real-time mapping and some other pretty cool sensors, all in glorious post-apocalyptic Fallout style.
According to Chinese site Xinhuanet, a 60-something year-old farmer in Guangdong province built this space shuttle replica and put it on top of his house. I can't think of a better place for it.
Yes, soon you'll be able to do in Kerbal Space Program what NASA wants to do in real life. Of course, in this case, it won't take decades of careful research. And it will probably involve a lot more explosions.
In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia was lost when an accident at launch - noticed but not acted upon - conspired to destroy it upon re-entry. It was a great tragedy, and one that spurred NASA to develop a contingency plan which could have saved the stricken crew. It reads like a movie script that would make Apollo 13…
Not content with putting a man on the moon and Tang in our lunch boxes, the folks at NASA have pushed us one step further into the singularity, using an Oculus Rift and the new, more powerful Kinect.
Meet Valkyrie. It's a robot designed for NASA as part of a competition by the organisation's Johnson Space Center. Don't get too attached; he's designed to go to very faraway places we really shouldn't be going. At least not until we're ready.
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are launching a satellite for next-gen rain and snow observation for the entire globe. This is an important mission and will help us better understand our planet's water cycles. And it needs an important mascot.
You know when people see Jesus in potato chips? Or in toast? This is kind of like that, but less delicious and not religious. That is, unless you think watching anime is some sort of holy experience.
NASA scientist Rich Terrile has a neat way of explaining stuff that you or I should, by all rights, not be able to understand at all: he uses Grand Theft Auto IV as a means of explaining how we might all be living our lives in a giant galactic simulation.
Do you live in San Francisco? Did you snap a pretty shot of the shuttle today?
I've seen The Matrix. You've seen The Matrix. And so we've both had the same thought: "Woah. Maybe we really are living inside a computer!"
Fairly or unfairly, Star Wars creator George Lucas is often pegged as public enemy number one for a variety of reasons. But for sci-fi author David Brin, there's another baddie: Yoda.