A team of artists teamed up with engineers and scientists from NASA/JPL-Caltech to create a series of 14 awesome poster designs which envision a future filled with exotic trips to far-off worlds. Hi-res images are available to download, or as prints on Etsy. (Thanks Susan!)
It’s been a long time since we sent astronauts to the Moon, but if we ever decide to explore Earth’s natural satellite again, what would it be like to live there for an extended period of time? TED-Ed’s Alex Gendler explores the challenges of establishing and maintaining a lunar base.
These beautifully realistic polystone lunar models work with an augmented reality mobile app to teach you about our Moon. Learn lunar trivia and stories and view high-res topography. Save 12% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop. Also available in mini and large sizes.
In theory, energy consumed by a black hole is trapped forever. But it turns out it might be possible to harness the rotational energy of a spinning black hole to do everything from powering civilization to creating the biggest explosive device ever. Kurzgesagt explains.
Using data and imagery captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA compiled this wondrous look at our Moon, showing off details of its surface, its North and South poles, its massive craters, what might lie beneath its crust, and locations astronauts have visited.
(Loud) Here’s two minutes of porn for rocket junkies, as private space exploration company Blue Origin tests out one of their BE-4 rockets which can produce 550,000 lb-ft. of thrust. And if you think that looked powerful, keep in mind that this was just at 65% of full throttle.
We usually tune in to Melodysheep’s YouTube channel to listen to his songs, but this time, he’s brought us something even more compelling – a 10-minute review of the last 13.8 billion years, with narration by Morgan Freeman, Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough.
The largest privately-built rocket successfully took flight from the Kennedy Space Center, carrying test cargo in the form of Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster into space. As exciting as the launch was, the dual rocket booster landing was simply stunning. Skip to 28:39
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been capturing high-def images of our sun for more than 7 years. Here’s footage captured by two of their systems – the larger one showing visible light, the smaller one showing extreme UV light, and the line graph displays sunspot activity.
AstroReality offers a set of colorful 3D printed models of the Solar System’s planets – plus Pluto. Each sphere measures about 1.2″ in diameter. Get AstroReality’s augmented reality app and to view add-on effects like Saturn’s rings or the Earth’s atmosphere.
The crew of Expedition 53 on the International Space Station couldn’t order delivery, so they decided to make some pizzas for themselves. We assumed all of toppings would just float off in the microgravity environment, but with enough sauce, they seem to stick pretty well.
No, we don’t actually have the capability (yet). But here are the major things that would happen if we somehow destroyed or lost the Moon, courtesy of RealLifeLore. Good news, we’d see more stars at night. Bad news, the polar ice caps would eventually melt.
While there have long been promises by space agencies that they would build a manned base on the moon, it has never come to pass. Life Noggin explains why the Earth-orbiting satellite that we first landed on in the 1960s has proven so difficult to colonize and sustain life.