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Opal ADAM Gets LED Starlight Sky Option: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car

Opal ADAM Gets LED Starlight Sky Option: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car
GM-owned automotive manufacturer Opel hasn’t sold cars in the United States in decades. However, in Europe, Opel has been selling vehicles continuously for quite a long time. One of the vehicles that Opel offers that I’ve never heard of is the subcompact Opel ADAM.

Photographer Captures Awesome Partial Lunar Eclipse Multiple Exposure Image

Photographer Captures Awesome Partial Lunar Eclipse Multiple Exposure Image
In case you missed it, back on April 25th, there was a partial lunar eclipse. While it wasn’t visible everywhere, it definitely was seen by photographer Tamas Ladanyi, who captured this cool multiple exposure image of the 27-minute-long event as it appeared over Tihany, Hungary.
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Astronaut Smartphone Stand: I Hope My Screen Don’t Break, Walking on the Moon

Astronaut Smartphone Stand: I Hope My Screen Don’t Break, Walking on the Moon
I’ve never seen really seen the need to have a desktop dock for my smartphone, since I can just as easily plug the cable right into the bottom of the phone when it’s lying on my desk.

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)
Let’s be honest, everything is more difficult in space than here on Earth. It’s hard enough just to get into space and bring all of the things humans need to survive. It’s an amazing technological feat for astronauts to live and work on the International Space Station in and of itself.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pics of What May Be 1971 Soviet Mars Lander

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Pics of What May Be 1971 Soviet Mars Lander
Back in 1971, the Soviet Union sent a spacecraft to Mars. The spacecraft was called the Mars 3 Lander and it touched down on the surface of the red planet and continued transmitting for several seconds on December 2, 1971.

KLM to Send Lucky Winner into Space

KLM to Send Lucky Winner into Space
How’d you like the chance to take a mission to space – and not have to spend a dime? Well if you’re the lucky winner of a contest being held by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, you might just get your wish.

Chocolate Meteorites Fill that Crater in Your Stomach

Chocolate Meteorites Fill that Crater in Your Stomach
After you’re done devouring your planetary chocolates, all that remains are meteorites. At least that’s how I think the guys at L’eclat chocolates came up with these chocolate meteorite candies.

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month

Fusion Drive Could Get Astronauts to Mars and Back in a Month
The problem with exploring our solar system today is that we lack the technology to make voyages between planets quick enough. It’s nearly impossible to visit other planets because of slow propulsion systems that expose astronauts to cosmic radiation and require huge amounts of fuel.

The Distance to Mars: Measured in Pixels

The Distance to Mars: Measured in Pixels
I’m pretty sure that many people have trouble understanding stellar distances. Even Mars, one of the closest planets, is really far away by Earthly measurement standards. Check out this great and simple web animation on how far away Mars actually is from Earth.

Curiosity Rover Dress: Mars Needs Women

Curiosity Rover Dress: Mars Needs Women
Space exploration has never been so sexy. This Mars Curiosity rover dress definitely makes me curious to explore her surface. I kid. No, really I have always wanted to explore the Martian landscape. Just not as much as I do now.

Mars Has a “Non-Negligible” Chance of Being Hit by a Comet in 2014

Mars Has a “Non-Negligible” Chance of Being Hit by a Comet in 2014
One of the most impressive things that happened to Jupiter in recorded history was when the planet was pummeled by chunks of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet. The thing with Jupiter is that it has an incredibly thick atmosphere so all we could really see of those impacts were disturbances in the clouds near the top of the planet’s atmosphere.

NASA: Voyager 1 Is Still in Our Solar System, V’Ger Not Yet Discovered by The Enterprise

NASA: Voyager 1 Is Still in Our Solar System, V’Ger Not Yet Discovered by The Enterprise
A couple of days ago, an story started making the rounds that suggested the NASA spacecraft Voyager 1 had left our solar system and headed into interstellar space. Leaving our solar system would make Voyager 1 the first man-made spacecraft ever to exit our solar system.

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours
On Earth, being able to view a solar eclipse is a very rare occurrence. In space, it’s not so rare to witness this event. Recently, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a glimpse of two incredible eclipses in only a seven hour period.

Buy Your Own Virtual Moon for Only $150,000

Buy Your Own Virtual Moon for Only $150,000
I’ve seen some strange virtual items auctioned off for a lot of real world money, but the developers of the Massively Multiplayer Online Real Cash Economy (that’s what they call it) called Entropia Universe have taken it to a new level.

Kibo the Robot is Going to Space

Kibo the Robot is Going to Space
If science fiction films are to be believed, when an astronaut needs company in space, a robot can be a good companion. In keeping with that idea, Kibo the robot will soon join the crew of the International Space Station.

Vulcan in the Lead to Become the Name One of Pluto’s Moons, Spock Approves

Vulcan in the Lead to Become the Name One of Pluto’s Moons, Spock Approves
Pluto may not be an official planet any more, but that hasn’t stopped space geeks from being excited over the recent discovery of several new moons orbiting the former planet. As for the discovery of the new moons, scientists reached out to space fans to ask them to help pick a name for the moons.
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