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How To Watch Mercury Transit Across The Sun (No, You Can’t Just Stare At The Sun)

If Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus were a real person, she’d be very excited about today. Space Camp graduates and current astronomy majors are probably losing their shit too. Here’s how to watch Mercury’s transit today, because it’s going to be a very cool.

So, what exactly is happening? Basically, we’ll be able… More »


Stephen Colbert Threw A Football To Chewbacca, President Obama And Outer Space On ‘The Late Show’

Following the Superbowl mayhem, post-game programming transitioned seamlessly to The Late Show with Stpehen Colbert, which opened with Colbert tossing a football to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Landers in Afghanistan — a sweet gesture which unfortunately included the soldiers making a hacky joke about “eating dust.”

The next pass was caught by astronaut Scott… More »


North Korea’s Newest Satellite Flew Over The Super Bowl Stadium

Unfortunately they were an hour late to catch the game, but everyone knows that Kim Jong-un is a bigger basketball fan anyways.  More »


NASA Shows Us Blizzard Jonas From Space

Massive blizzard Jonas arrived and dumped itself all over the Northeastern United States covering Washington D.C. and New York City with over two feet of snow in some areas and 30 inches at the highest point in Virginia on Saturday afternoon.

Yours truly is stuck inside as NYC Mayor De Blasio has encouraged… More »


Some Astronomers And Philosophers Think We Need To Work On Our Communication With Aliens

Last week, a group for British astronomers and philosophers from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute entered into a competition to figure out the best way to tell aliens what us Earthlings all about. The competition is organized by Breakthrough Initiatives, a project backed by the likes of Stephen Hawking and Seth MacFarlane seeking to accelerate the search for life outside… More »


NASA Has Started A Year-Long Isolation Program In A Dome To Simulate Life On Mars

Since the Earth is slowly dying because human beings are garbage monsters, scientists have decided it’s time to try and move to Mars.

In preparation for this, they have started a year-long project to simulate life on Mars so that we can all be ready to move there ASAP.

Despite scientific… More »


Hey Look, It’s Pluto!

NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t she lovely? Check out that heart-shape on the surface. <3 "We have completed the initial reconnaissance of the Solar System, an endeavour started under President… More »


NASA Backed Graduate Student Records X-Files Theme Sounds In Space

All of our X-Files fans listen clearly, the theme song is real!

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed an infrared microphone recording device to go into space and record space sounds I guess?

It’s super cool and creepy and we suggest you kick off your weekend… More »


A Celestial Trifecta Is Coming, Here’s What To Expect!

Tomorrow, our humble little planet will bear witness to a solar eclipse, the spring equinox, and a supermoon! The low odds of all three events happening in one day paired with Tuesday’s solar storm and resulting auroras make this a week for the books. I’ve decided to believe that it simply must be a sign of something great. Here’s what to expect and how… More »


Science ‘N’ Stuff: The Big Bang Might Not Exist, And The Universe Might Literally Be Forever – Where Are My Physicists At?!

There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like, the universe never started, and the universe is never going to end.

I’ll do my best to explain this, not being a physicist… More »


Hubble Telescope Spots Smiley Emoji In Space

The universe is smiling down on us—almost literally. The Hubble Telescope has captured a “smiley face” in space: two bright yellow eyes (a cluster of galaxies called SDSS J1038+4849), a white nose, and a faint smile and incomplete circle around the entire face. But those curving lines “don’t exist—or at least not in the form… More »


Maggie Lieu Wants To Be First Woman To Give Birth On Mars

Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but one British woman already wants to be the first to give birth on the red planet. Maggie Lieu, 24, is an astrophysics Ph. D. candidate at Birmingham University. She is also one of 600 people being considered for the  Mars One project, which hopes to set… More »


Science ‘N’ Stuff: 10 Very Important & No Doubt Stupid Questions I Have About Our Mirror Universe

Are you ready for your minds to be BLOWN? Via PBS and Scientific American, a new theory contends that when the Big Bang occurred and the universe expanded, it did so in two directions not just one, creating a mirror universe on the other side of the Big Bang. Except instead of time moving forward… More »


How Much Space Do You Need To Really Be Happy?

I’ve had one fork in my apartment since I moved in six months ago. Some may find this sad, but I find it liberating. No longer do I feel like I need to live in this self-imposed multiple fork prison that culture demands from us. Why do I need to spend more money on forks… More »


Lana Del Rey Is More Interested In “Intergalactic Possibilities” Than Feminism

“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept … Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested. … I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.”
Of all the dumb reasons various famous women have… More »


Roll Yourself A Joint And Watch “Cosmos” On Weed

Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But… More »


Did You Glimpse The Blood Moon?

Did you get a chance to step outside last night/early this morning to look at the blood moon? This was the first full lunar eclipse in three years, and the first in a series of four that will conclude in September 2015.  the Earth will begin to position itself between the sun and the moon for… More »


Etsy Spotlight: Let’s All Drink To Science!

In honor of Amelia’s current obsession with Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos,” this week’s Etsy Spotlight is a space-tastic galaxy print flask. Because hey, when your mind is blown by quotes like, “The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself,” no one’s going to… More »


16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (So Far)

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows I’ve ever watched. (Seriously, watching it I was more excited and moved than this little girl.) Jetting around in Tyson’s “Ship of the Imagination” — “free from… More »


In 10 Years I Hope To Live on Mars

I want to leave the planet. In particular, I’d like to live on Mars.

Is that a strange goal? It’s my job to convince people that it’s not, because if everything goes according to plan, I could be saying goodbye to Earth as soon as 2024. As an astronaut candidate for a manned… More »


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