It’s the stuff of science fiction at this point, but it’s certainly worth exploring the idea that building a planet capable of supporting human life could be an alternative to colonizing an existing, less hospitable planet. Life Noggin ponders this question in this all-too-short video.
Kurzgesagt simplifies two thought experiments stemming from black holes. The universe being a “hologram” is too literal though. Saying that you can describe a cube by drawing a cube is not the same as saying that a cube is indistinguishable from a drawing of a cube.
Lots of us stayed outside to watch the big solar eclipse this week, but this isn’t the view any of us saw. Instead of looking up at the skies, the University of Wisconsin Madison time-lapsed weather satellite imagery to track the shadow of the moon as it crossed the US.
Named for the first man ever in space, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, this substantial 45mm wrist watch features a rotating image of earth in the middle, as viewed from above the North Pole, as well as both 12-hour and 24-hour dials. Winding provides a 31-hour power reserve.
Think of this UNIQCUBE as a square globe of the stars. This unusual accent light makes for a cool conversation piece, while providing a neat way to learn the constellations that float above our heads in the night sky. Measures 7.9″ cubed, making it perfect to pick up and examine.
Based on a proposal by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche, this model kit features a 3ft-tall (1:110 scale) model of the Saturn V, the most powerful rocketship ever built. It comes with a lunar lander and three astronaut microfigs. Drops 6/2017 for $120.
Jan Fröjdman painstakingly parsed through thousands of images captured by NASA’s HiRISE camera to recreate the topography of Mars. While his aim wasn’t to create a scientifically-accurate representation of the planet’s arid surface, the result is still stunning.
Reigarw presents a comparison of all kinds of matter in the universe, from the tiniest subatomic particles to giant superclusters of galaxies, you’ll quickly feel insignificant right after we zoom past the human race. The voiceover is a bit silly, but it’s still amazing.