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Laser-cut Orrery Puts the Earth, Sun, and Moon on Your Desktop

Laser-cut Orrery Puts the Earth, Sun, and Moon on Your Desktop
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “orrery,” it’s one of several words used to describe a mechanical contraption that simulates the orbit of planets, moons, and stars. Some variants are also known as a “tellurium” or a “loxocosm,” all of which are harder to pronounce than “planet machine.”

Cosmos Kitchen Knives Let You Slice Through Space

Cosmos Kitchen Knives Let You Slice Through Space
Take a trip through space every time you chop onions or slice tomatoes. These awesome Cosmos kitchen knives will send you on a journey to the heavens as you brunoise, chiffonade, julienne, and macedoine your veggies.
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A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Get your ass to Mars!” Now you can, each and every day with this awesome desk toy inspired by the dust storms on the red planet. Created by toy designer Dan Abramson, the Mars Dust Globe offers a truly unique take on the classic snow globe.

NASA x DoubleTree Cookies in Space: Houston, We Have a Snack

NASA x DoubleTree Cookies in Space: Houston, We Have a Snack
NASA, the International Space Station, and DoubleTree by Hilton made a giant leap for snacking in outer space by challenging engineers, astronauts, and bakers to build and test the first zero-gravity kitchen to cook cookies in space.

This Space Cake Makes You a Devourer of Worlds

This Space Cake Makes You a Devourer of Worlds
Ground control to Betty Crocker, this space cake looks delicious. My God, it’s full of stars! Well, planets anyway. This colorful cake was made by an Imgur contributor going by the name “pedagiggle” for a kid’s party, and it’s a masterpiece of nerd baking.

Lockheed Martin Really Made a Space Perfume

Lockheed Martin Really Made a Space Perfume
We don’t really know space really smells like, but Lockheed Martin has taken a stab at it with their Vector Space Perfume. The aerospace and defense contractor announced the release of the fragrance on April 1 as an obvious April Fools’ Day prank.

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks
Do you love to look up at a dark night sky and see the stars? If you live in the big city like I do, that doesn’t happen that often, thanks to all the light pollution.

NASA Apollo 11 Meal Canister: Lunch? I Thought You Said “Launch!”

NASA Apollo 11 Meal Canister: Lunch? I Thought You Said “Launch!”
The Japanese are renowned food segregationists. This is where the Bento box comes from that keeps all your eats separate, yet together. If you like your foods not to touch, and are a fan of the space program, I might have just the ticket for you.

Constellation Lamp is Perfect for Indoor Astronomers

Constellation Lamp is Perfect for Indoor Astronomers
Do you like stars and constellations, but don’t like being outside at night? Or do you just live in the city, where light pollution makes it impossible to see them? Either way, you need this lamp, which is printed with patterns of well-known constellations.

Planetary Glass Ornament Set: Spruce, the Final Frontier

Planetary Glass Ornament Set: Spruce, the Final Frontier
Spice up your Christmas tree this year with this Planetary Glass Ornament Set. Because your old ball glass ornaments are boring and not spacey enough. These ornaments mixed with some Star Wars or Star Trek ships and a Doctor Who TARDIS will make your tree into a science-y sci-fi scene that will have Santa excited to visit again next year.

LED Space Fleece Blanket Keeps You Warm and Blinky

LED Space Fleece Blanket Keeps You Warm and Blinky
It’s starting to get cooler here in Colorado already. Mornings at altitude already require a jacket. That means that before you know it I’ll be channeling my dad and yelling at people about turning the furnace up too high and urging them to use blankets instead.

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Can Survive Inside the Corona of the Sun

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Can Survive Inside the Corona of the Sun
The sun is a crazy hot place. Just step outside in any of the summer months in Texas and you know this is true. The other day we talked a bit about the NASA Parker Solar Probe and how it would eventually become the fastest man-made object ever.

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Could Hit Speeds up to 430,000 mph

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Could Hit Speeds up to 430,000 mph
NASA has been talking about how hard it is to get a probe or satellite to the Sun. Apparently, it would take 55 times more energy to get to the Sun than to Mars according to scientists.

Orion Nebula Blackout Blind Blinds You with Science

Orion Nebula Blackout Blind Blinds You with Science
The sun comes up REALLY early here in Colorado. I thought it was like 10 am last weekend, and it was only 6 am. I blame the house behind me with the mirror tint on the back windows, and the fact that Colorado is roughly 16 inches from the surface of the sun.

Motorized Solar System Lets You Play God

Motorized Solar System Lets You Play God
If you like to learn about space, the planets and stars, this desktop Solar System might be just for you. It’s motorized allowing the planets to orbit around a glowing lamp sun. It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s a reasonable facsimile of our little corner of the universe.

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube
NASA Langley is showing off a new concept dwelling that astronauts might one day live in on the surface of the Red Planet. The concept is called the Mars Ice Home, and as the name suggests, it’s cool.
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