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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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).