A guided tour of earth, aboard the international space station

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 9 September 2014

Here’s a guided tour you’ll definitely enjoy. Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station (ISS) made the most of their outer space adventures, and gave us a very special tour of some of the world’s cites and landmarks. Taped by Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, this video shows the ISS traveling at about […]

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What if the solar system went on a road trip?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Illustration on Monday 11 November 2013

Here’s some nerdy science humour from The Gentleman’s Armchair. What if the entire solar system went on a road trip together? What would the planet siblings complain about? Well, we all know that Uranus would get picked on a lot.

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Website answers the question: how many people are in space right now?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 16 October 2013

How many people are in space right now? Just six, last time I checked. Keep up to date on the number of people, who they are, and where they come from with this neat little web page.

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Internet as a galaxy: an interactive map

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Saturday 24 August 2013

Do you remember those cool NASA solar system simulation websites that would let you click and zoom in on planets? Well, Ruslan Enikeev took that concept and applied it to the Internet in a humorous way. Internet as a galaxy is an interactive map that works as an overview of all the different search engines accessing the Internet. If the Internet is our galaxy, then the search engine are planets. So go on, try exploring some new planets.

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Space infographic: bet you didn’t know the universe was this big

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Design on Saturday 22 June 2013

I bet you have no idea how big our universe actually is. I know I didn’t. This awesome Space infographic from the BBC tries to put it in perspective for us. The universe truly is an amazing place.

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Get your selfie shot in space for just $25

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 21 June 2013

To raise money for the small Arkyd 100 space telescope via Kickstarter, three guys are offering you the chance to have a high resolution “selfie” photo with the earth in the background. Just pay the money and upload a photo of yourself. It’ll then be displayed on the Arkyd and the shot will be taken with our planet […]

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A pumpkin spaceship for private moon landings

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Tuesday 18 June 2013

With this possible new advance in space technology, anyone can save up the money to take a trip to the moon. This lunar lander design by Golden Spike Company could put ordinary, non-astronaut people on the moon as early as 2020. But you’d better start saving now. The price per seat is being projected at $500 million. Now […]

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Animated visualization of every observed meteorite that has hit Earth

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Wednesday 15 May 2013

I’ve always had a small, nagging fear in the back of my mind that a monster meteorite might splinter the earth into a million pieces. But when I step back and think it through, there actually have been a whole lot of meteorite strikes. And the earth is still just fine. Thanks to the smarts […]

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Classify real galaxies at Galaxy Zoo

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By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 19 April 2013

Want to have a hand in determining the way our children learn about galaxies? Don’t rely on a telescope to decide. Go ahead and start classifying galaxies at Galaxy zoo. The project began back in 2007 when visitors to the website were asked to view and classify galaxies. There were only three categories: ellipticals, mergers and spirals. Suddenly thousands of […]

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Ladies and gentlemen, we are dining in outer space

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 30 January 2013

The Fox Is Black pointed us to a part of the NASA website that has been unknown to us till now: it’s dedicated to the Space Food Systems Laboratory and includes a link to a fascinating photo gallery showing just what culinary delights NASA’s space crew partake in.

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Astronaut’s outer space snapshots of Earth

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 29 January 2013

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield’s office is the International Space Station (ISS), where — fortunately for the rest of us less privileged to leave our home planet for outer space — has been religiously updating his Tumblr with gorgeous sights of Earth’s landscapes, many of which were shot from the ISS’s observatory module.

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This is what ads will look like in the (distant) future

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By carlo muttoni in New Trends on Thursday 2 June 2011

Outer space will be advertising’s new frontier and, even if we’ll be too old by the time this business is going to be fully established, it’s worth to imagine how it will look like. This is a short sample of Space Ads I made up, imagining a future of cross borders (the United States of China) and new bio-technologies (Liz Taylor will be brought back to life for the joy of all of us).

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