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Category: Space

Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments Make an out of This World Tree

Blown Glass Solar System Ornaments Make an out of This World Tree
Growing up, we always saw this a glass blower at a booth in the mall on the weekends. It was awesome to see the guy make glass bowls and little figures. I always though it look…
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Pictures of a Comet: Can a Robot Win a Photojournalism Pulitzer?

Pictures of a Comet: Can a Robot Win a Photojournalism Pulitzer?
By now you’ve no doubt heard of the Philae lander’s mostly successful landing on the comet known as Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. This is the first time this has ever been done, and it’s both very cool and…
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rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House
We’ve seen a rise in consumer health devices in recent years, but I’ve never been impressed with any of them. Until now. DNA Medical Institute Inc. (DMI) is in the advanced stages of developing a device…
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LEGO Apollo 11 Concept Set: One Giant Leap for Minifigs

LEGO Apollo 11 Concept Set: One Giant Leap for Minifigs
LEGO Ideas member LuisPG pays homage to one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments with this well made concept. His Apollo 11 set consists of the Eagle Lunar Module, the Apollo spacecraft and minifigs of astronauts Neil Armstrong,…
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The International Space Station at Bedtime: In Space, No One Can Hear You Sleep

The International Space Station at Bedtime: In Space, No One Can Hear You Sleep
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst has been living in the International Space Station in the past five months. He’ll be back here later this month, but he sent his Halloween treat on time: photos…
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Rosetta Probe Finds Comet Smells Like Cat Pee and Rotten Eggs

Rosetta Probe Finds Comet Smells Like Cat Pee and Rotten Eggs
The Rosetta probe launched by the ESA spent hundreds of days sleeping and zipping through space to reach its comet destination known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Among the instruments on the probe are some spectrometers that have been…
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Heat Changing Constellation Mug is for Sleepy Star Gazers

Heat Changing Constellation Mug is for Sleepy Star Gazers
Growing up, my uncle had this collection of glasses that had sexy women on them. When you put cold liquids into them, the clothes disappeared on the glasses leaving the ladies in their undies. I thought…
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The Sun is a Giant Jack-o-Lantern

The Sun is a Giant Jack-o-Lantern
If you ever want to see some cool pictures of stuff in space, NASA and its massive photo archives should be the first place you stop. NASA has pictures of just about anything you can imagine.…
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Elon Musk Wants to Put at Least a Million Humans on Mars to Ensure Survival

Elon Musk Wants to Put at Least a Million Humans on Mars to Ensure Survival
Humans aren’t a very trustworthy lot, and that’s exactly why we created the concept of insurance. Insurance textbooks usually credit a group of rather daft rice farmers with creating the first insurance policy. These guys would…
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NASA Wants You to Design a Gadget for the Next Mars Mission

NASA Wants You to Design a Gadget for the Next Mars Mission
What do you want to learn about Mars? This might be your only chance to find out whatever it is you’re yearning to know, as NASA wants to let you design a device that will be…
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Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives at Comet 67P after a Decade-Long Trip

Rosetta Spacecraft Arrives at Comet 67P after a Decade-Long Trip
Way back in 2004, the European Space Agency launched a spacecraft called Rosetta on a mission to enter orbit around a comet and send a lander to its surface. The comet is called 67P/CG, and after…
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Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings

Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings
Earlier this year, we looked at a mission control desk that Jeff Highsmith made for his older son. But what’s a mission control center without a spaceship to manage? So a few months later, Jeff set…
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Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth

Massive Solar Storms in 2012 Could Have Devastated Modern Life on Earth
We’ve all seen movies and TV shows over the years that give us a glimpse at what life on Earth would be like if we lost all power and our electronics were inoperable. What you might…
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SpaceX Soft Landing Test Goes off Without a Hitch

SpaceX Soft Landing Test Goes off Without a Hitch
Reusable spacecraft have been a mainstay of space exploration for decades thanks to the now retired Space Shuttle program. Before the Shuttle, the rocket engines used in the Apollo era were typically left to sink into…
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Ptolemaic Watch Ptells Ptime

Ptolemaic Watch Ptells Ptime
Astrophysicists will probably hate the Ptolemaic timepiece, but if you still believe the Earth is at the center of the universe, you’ll want to grab one. Regardless of its complete scientific inaccuracy, it’s still kind of…
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3D Printed Nebula Scale Model: Do You Want to Print a Star Cloud?

3D Printed Nebula Scale Model: Do You Want to Print a Star Cloud?
With the right tools, you can 3D print almost anything: a quadcopter, an action figure version of yourself or even a pixel perfect replica of a painting. But a team of astronomers were able to print …
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