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Category: Space

NASA Says Asteroid Probably Won’t Hit the Earth in 2032

NASA Says Asteroid <em>Probably</em> Won’t Hit the Earth in 2032
One of the scary things about the asteroids that zip around our solar system is that scientists simply don’t know all of them that are out there. While the chances of a gigantic asteroid smashing into…
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New Video Shows Stratos Skydive from Jumper’s Point of View

New Video Shows Stratos Skydive from Jumper’s Point of View
Just over a year ago on October 14, 2012, daredevil Felix Baumgartner made history with his daring jump from 128,000 feet – setting a record for the world’s highest skydive. Baumgartner exceeded speeds of 825 mph…
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Glow in the Dark Rockets & Planets Bedding: Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Glow in the Dark Rockets & Planets Bedding: Sweet Dreams are Made of This
This bedding from Garnet Hill is pretty cool – especially if your kid(or you) are afraid of the dark. Night lights are cool, but when they burn out, you are left in total darkness and we…
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Astronomers Spot Lonely Planet with No Sun

Astronomers Spot Lonely Planet with No Sun
Astronomers have discovered a very unusual planet roaming freely through the galaxy. The planet is about 80 light years from Earth and is believed to be about six times more massive than Jupiter. The interesting thing…
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NASA Will Pay up to $5000 per Month for Study Participants to Stay in Bed

NASA Will Pay up to $5000 per Month for Study Participants to Stay in Bed
NASA recently announced that it is looking for people to perform what may be the easiest job ever. The space agency is looking for participants for 70 days of study and they will pay you $5000…
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Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)

Mars Curiosity Rover Takes Its Longest Drive Yet (Without Drawing a Penis)
NASA has announced that the Curiosity Rover took its longest drive yet on the surface of Mars earlier this week. The longest one-day drive in the rover’s history occurred on September 5, putting it within viewing…
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Asteroid Upstages Mumford & Sons during Outdoor Concert

Asteroid Upstages Mumford & Sons during Outdoor Concert
A bunch of music fans at an outdoor concert for the group Mumford & Sons were treated to quite a sight earlier this week. The concert was being held at an outdoor amphitheater in Pelham, Alabama…
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Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades
This story proves that sometimes even really smart people get things horribly wrong. For the last 30 years, astronomers have believed that a massive object known as Don Quixote was a near-Earth asteroid. In fact, the…
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NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video

NASA Records Great Balls of Fire on Video
In the predawn hours of August 28, a NASA video network consisting of five cameras located in the southeast United States recorded a massive fireball. The fireball was a meteor that entered the atmosphere of Earth…
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Flight Hits Mach 1.43

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two Test Flight Hits Mach 1.43
We’ve been suckers for space travel around here for a long time. My secret goal is to one day make enough money to afford a ticket aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two. Unfortunately, tickets for suborbital flights…
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Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover

Sisters Build Their Own Mars Rover
Two North California sisters, inspired by a documentary, decided to make a Mars Rover by themselves with help from their dad Robert Beatty. Now, 13-year-old Camille Beatty’s and 11-year-old Genevieve’s remote-controlled replica of the Mars Spirit…
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Lunar Landing Cake: That’s One Small Step for Chocolate, One Giant Leap for Buttercream

Lunar Landing Cake: That’s One Small Step for Chocolate, One Giant Leap for Buttercream
We’ve already seen an intricate cake that replicates Jupiter, but here’s a space-inspired cake that lands a little closer to home. This lunar landing cake needs to fly off of its orbit around Earth and crash…
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NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR

NASA Experiments with Oculus Rift & Virtuix Omni: One Small Step for VR
Gamers and game developers alike are excited about the potential of the Oculus Rift headset and the Virtuix Omni walking surface. But these virtual reality devices have applications beyond gaming. The Human Interfaces Group of NASA’s…
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Jupiter Cake is out of this World

Jupiter Cake is out of this World
This is the planet Jupiter and it’s also an awesome work of art. It looks like one of those Styrofoam models that kids make for their Science class projects, except it’s loads better. That’s because this…
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Kirobo Talking Robot Headed into Space

Kirobo Talking Robot Headed into Space
Kirobo is a 13-inch talking robot that will keep Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata company on the International Space Station. He is now on his way to the ISS after being launched on an H-2B rocket from…
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3D Spaceship Cookie Cutters: Houston, We Have a Pastry

3D Spaceship Cookie Cutters: Houston, We Have a Pastry
After the dinosaurs came the astronauts and their spaceships. At least that’s the sequence of events I recall from my history lessons in grade school. And thus the same sequence of events is playing itself out…
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