If you enjoy viewing the night sky and want to get to know the constellations better, this DIY Star Globe is the ticket. It’s a black cardboard orb, printed with glow in the dark ink.
With the glowing ink, you can see the constellations whenever you want.
When I was a kid all I wanted was to be an astronaut. Like 99.9% of all kids with that dream, it never came true for me. About as close as we normal folks can get to being an astronaut on the International Space Station is watching this awesome new video from NASA.
If you like writing with fancy pens, MB&F and Switzerland-based pen maker Caran d’Ache have created a beautiful pen in the shape of a rocket ship. It is called the Astrograph and it was four years in the making.
NASA calls its RASSOR 2.0 rover “a blue collar robot.” That’s because it gets down and dirty and is tough as nails. It digs, it climbs, it flips over. It’s a real workhorse. It is an awesome design and it is fun to watch it in action.
Space geeks are going to love this. Remember Carl Sagan’s message for extraterrestrials? Right now it is about 13 billion miles away from Earth aboard the Voyager I spacecraft. Hopefully some aliens (or the crew of the Enterprise) will find it soon.
If you visit the Kennedy Space Center you now have the chance to check out the surface of Mars, courtesy of Microsoft HoloLens tech. The augmented reality experience uses real images of Mars captured by the Curiosity rover, along with a guided tour by astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Curiosity driver Erisa Hines of Jet Propulsion Laboratories.
During a recent typhoon in China, residents greeted the day with an unreal sight. A huge moon rolled over pedestrians and drivers, who all no doubt spotted it and at first said, “That’s no moon!” before being swallowed up by it’s cratered face.
Of course NASA used a creepy robot to test space suits meant for real-life astronauts. Because they can. That’s always the reason for creepy robots. The Power-Driven Articulated Dummy as it was apparently called, was designed specifically for NASA by the IIT Research Institute, and used to test space suits between 1963 and 1965.
Over a year ago, Russian scientists operating the RATAN-600 radio telescope discovered a very strong deep space signal. But they kept their discovery from the rest of the world until now. The story broke after journalist Paul Gilster laid hands on a research paper announcing the discovery of a “strong signal in the direction of HD164595.”
If you are a fan of Amercia’s space program, get ready to watch an amazing video. Here is some cool time-lapse footage released by NASA that shows the construction of a rocket fuel tank for the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.
This is a pretty impressive video demonstration of the incredible 83X optical zoom lens on Nikon’s COOLPIX P900 digital camera, which can be had for just over $500 these days. Its zoom is so good, it can fly you to the Moon, just like a real astronaut… who is on Earth, holding a camera.
A LEGO fanatic by the name of aido k created this cool tribute to LEGO Space. It is a classic blue space figure created from a whole bunch of classic space figures. If you are going to build a large LEGO spaceman, you might as well make it from many small spaceman minifigs.
Rich kids get all the cool toys – like Circu’s Rocky Rocket spaceship chair. It is a rocket shaped chair that you can climb into and pretend that you are blasting off to get away from the rest of us peasants on Earth.