Getting spaceships and satellites into orbit requires powerful rockets and all of the challenges that come with them. But would it be possible to use a giant cannon of sorts to shoot these objects safely into orbit instead? Curious Droid explores the possibilities.
The thought of setting up shop and living on the surface of the moon seems like a far away sci-fi dream, but we actually have the technology and smarts to do it in the next decade – assuming we had the funding. Kurzgesagt explains, in part one of their series about space colonization.
Our best look yet at Damien Chazelle’s biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling), and the trials and tribulations of the years leading up to his landing on the moon. It’s no coincidence it’s being released in October, in time for year-end Oscar noms.
“Jupiter is the largest, all the planets could fit inside…” Learn a thing or three about the planets in our solar system with this catchy little ditty by Clare and Si Bennett of Planet Custard. A kid-friendly track that’ll have adults tapping their feet and singing along too.
Pablo Carlos Budassi created this incredible image, which attempts to illustrate the entirety of the observable universe, from our solar system, to distant galaxies and beyond. It’s interesting that that the whole thing also resembles a giant eye. Prints available here.
Back in the 1980s, car salesman Dennis Hope started selling plots of land on Earth’s moon, and has since expanded to other lunar and planetary bodies. We’re pretty sure he and his buyers own absolutely jack squat, but it’s a nice dream anyhow. Zach Christy’s video explains.
“Dreams are maps. Let the best ones point the way.” The amazing documentary series Cosmos is getting a new season. In Cosmos: Possible Worlds, host Neil deGrasse Tyson will take us to hopeful explorations of both inner and outer space. Premieres Spring 2019 on FOX.
The idea of visiting far-off worlds is the stuff of science fiction, and sadly it’s likely to remain that way for a very long time. You see, the big problem is that we humans just don’t live long enough to travel very far. RealLifeLore explains some of the many challenges we face.
Most of the footage of SpaceX’s rockets are shot from far away, with little to no context to their size. Corridor Crew thought it would be nice to stack them up next to buildings so we can appreciate just how amazing it is that these babies can land and be reused.
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.