As part of a NASA research program, one lucky (ok, that’s questionable) man is being paid $18,000 to lie in bed for three straight months. This man’s name is Andrew Iwanicki and in August he lost his job, so there’s no better time to lie in bed and get money for it, right?
The X-37B is a kind of robotic space plane, built by the US. It’s been in Earth’s orbit for more than 500 days. And its real purpose is a complete mystery. Intrigued? [read the full story at Techly]
Earlier this year, NASA threw out three possible outer-shell designs for its Fall 2014’s Z-2 spacesuit and asked people to vote for their favorite design. If it wasn’t already a tough call choosing from three equally daft designs, the Internet finally agreed on the suit that comes with luminescent wire and light-emitting patches across the […]
Hey girl, you’re gonna be a star when you wear one of these space-themed scarves! Celine Semaan Vernon of Slow Factory created this collection of celestial scarves using NASA’s publicly available Hubble Telescope photos. Each design contains the wonders of the universe and was carefully handcrafted with sustainable practices, such as using organic material for […]
Look, up in the sky. It’s an atomic bomb explosion… It’s a magical wormhole to a unicorn dimension… No, it’s a rainbow pileus cloud! The image of the oddly shaped rainbow was captured by Peter Lowenstein and posted on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Galactic supernova or Lumpy Space Princess? You decide. 3C 397, also known by its harder to memorize alternate name G41.1-0.3, is a Galactic supernova with a very mathematical figure. We’re not rocket scientists here, so here’s NASA to explain, ‘Researchers think its box-like appearance is produced as the heated remains of the exploded star – […]
This time lapse video feels like an animated music visualizer. The imagery is quietly stunning and peaceful. I guess the earth always seems more serene when viewed from outer space. Thanks to NASA for capturing loads of videos displaying the oceans currents, we can combine them all to create a psychedelic music visualizer video straight from […]
Science blog It’s Okay To Be Smart singled out these extended-exposure and multiple-exposure beauties from the archives of NASA photography, and we have to say, science does move in beautiful strokes.
Now this is truly a dream job for the new age: lie in bed for 70 days at NASA’s state-of-the-art bed rest facility of its Flight Analogs Research Unit in Galveston, Texas and get paid. While it sounds a lot less desirable once you find out the real purpose of the study — it will […]
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell just how deeply steeped disasters have set in until we take a huge step back and look. In this case, NASA’s images from space are especially key photographic eyewitnesses, whether it’s Hurricane Sandy wrecking havoc to northeastern US states in 2012, or the recent haze from Indonesia’s Sumatra fires surrounding […]
This is brilliant: when 7-year-old Dexter Walters scrawled a handwritten note to NASA saying he would like to be an astronaut and go on a Mars mission one day, NASA’s public outreach division wrote back with a charming response that concluded with, ‘keep reaching for the stars’. They also included a bunch of full-color stickers, […]
The Wright brothers had no idea what they were getting into when they finally completed the first flight with their rickety wood and canvas contraption. But now, 110 years later, we’ve brought the concept of airplanes to a whole new level. Imagine riding in a plane that no longer fights the laws of nature but […]
Google recently announced on their blog that they’ve been working with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and TIME to release compilations of Earth images taken from space for the interactive Timelapse project. These compiled images include Lake Urmia drying up, Las Vegas’ urban growth, Dubai’s coastal expansion with its Palm Islands, Alaska’s Columbia Glacier retreat […]
In honor of its Opportunity rover which has been doing some intensive Mars sightseeing for close to a decade, NASA came up with a infographic chart that showed the distances that have been embarked on by its other vehicles on terrains out there in space. The Opportunity has roved 35.760 kilometers around the rim of […]