Posts tagged "space"

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

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…

By: Katrin Higher / May 9, 2015

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…

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

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…

By: Newser / February 10, 2015

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…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 5, 2015

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

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 fork…

By: Ask Men / November 6, 2014

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 5, 2014

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 23, 2014

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 15, 2014

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…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 23, 2014

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 19, 2014

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…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / March 16, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Wear The Universe Around Your Neck

This week’s Etsy Spotlight was a total no-brainer. My parents got me this beautiful galaxy print infinity scarf from Etsy shop ShadowplayNYC for Christmas, and I’m so obsessed with it I can barely talk about anything else. It’s made of soft cotton jersey (that’s surprisingly warm!) and printed with a strikingly detailed image of a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 28, 2013

Meet Missy, The First Sex Doll In Space

SexToy.com, an online distributor of adult products, made history when they decided to launch the first ever sex doll into space because? God, I really don’t know. But the important thing is that “Mission 69″ was successfully completed and captured on video for the world to see. So, how did Missy hold up? …

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 17, 2013

Renowned Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Trolls The Movie “Gravity” On Twitter

I haven’t seen “Gravity” yet, but I’m eager to, as I love movies about space and the reviews have, for the most part, been really, really good. But one person wasn’t necessarily so impressed with the accuracy of Alfonso Cuaron’s cinematic vision — renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson tweeted up a storm after seeing the film last…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

5 Reasons To See “Gravity” Right Now

I left the theatre after seeing Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” with a quietly roiling anxiety in the pit of my stomach, and a deep desire never to go to space. I’m still recovering today! If the trailer above isn’t enough, here’s the story: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are in space, working on a routine mission,…

By: Megan Reynolds / October 4, 2013

6 Reasons Life In Space Sucks (That Sci-Fi Doesn’t Show You)

Obviously, life in outer space would be no vacation — you’re out there braving the final frontier, battling meteors and malfunctioning airlocks, and knowing you’ll die horribly in the abyss of space if some tiny thing goes amiss. But that’s what’s so awesome about it — it’s an adventure, baby! And you’re doing it all…

By: Cracked / October 3, 2013

Sandra Bullock Called A Female Astronaut On The International Space Station To Ask For Advice

“We talked on the phone for that one long time, which was certainly a nice morale thing for me. I’m up there on the station with five guys and to get to talk to somebody who, even instantly on the phone, is so personable, it was like talking to a girlfriend.”
–NASA Astronaut Cady

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 16, 2013
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