Category: Science

The Mars Rover team did an AMA on Reddit today, here are the answers to the 5 highest ranked questions

The engineers that are responsible for the Mars Curiosity Rover mission did an AMA over at Reddit today. If you missed it you should definitely check it out. Here’s a little peek to whet your […]

Eilene Galloway, the woman who helped create NASA

Without the help of Eilene Galloway the space program we know today could have a very different landscape. On July 29, 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act, leading to the […]

Scary Fact of the Day: If You’re Younger than 28, You’ve Never Experienced a Month of Below Average Temperatures

This really puts things into perspective. It boggles my mind how the entire planet isn’t singularly focused on finding ways to stop hurting the environment and start helping it. I just don’t get it. Are […]

NASA Releases Images of Earth Taken from Beyond Saturn by Cassini

This amazing photo just released by NASA was taken on July 19, 2013 by Cassini spacecraft. It’s only the third time ever that the Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system. Our little […]

44 Years Ago Today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Became the First Humans to Walk on the Moon

44 years ago today Neil took this photo of me at Tranquility Base on the moon. We all miss you Neil. — Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) July 20, 2013 What I’ve always loved about this […]

NASA interactive website lets you explore Mars with a billion-pixel photograph from Curiosity

This is a very cool site that lets you take a closeup look at some of the interesting things that Curiosity Rover has photographed while on Mars. Mars Exploration Program

Solar Impulse a solar powered plane is currently making its way across the U.S. proving planes can fly long distances on only solar power

The goal is to fly around the world using no fuel other than sunlight. But first a prototype of the solar plane to circumnavigate the globe will fly across the U.S.—taking off on May 3 […]

Turritopsis nutricula a.k.a. the immortal jellyfish

Jellyfish are the stuff of nightmares. I find them fascinating and terrifying all at once. The more I learn about them the more fascinating and terrifying they are. Today I learned about this one, the […]

Mars Rover operators at NASA draw a penis on Mars

In all the years I’ve been blogging I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined that I would be naming a file “mars-rover-penis.jpg” but that’s exactly what the file name of the image above […]

Slow motion video of Prince Rupert’s Drop glass shattering

This is pretty amazing to watch. What’s even more amazing is that we really don’t know why this glass reacts the way it does although the guys in the video do a pretty good job […]