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Awesome Space

Jupiter Fly-by

Jupiter Fly-by

After NASA shared some incredible images it captured from its Juno mission Seán Doran took a series of images colorized by Gerald Eichstädt, and transformed them into a 2-minute motion video. Avi Solomon’s addition of music from Moonraker completes the effect.

Jupiter up Close

Jupiter up Close

As NASA’s Juno spacecraft orbits Jupiter, it’s sending back data and imagery that reveals new details about the gas giant. The planet’s poles are awash with constantly swirling cyclones, and its powerful magnetic field is even stronger than scientists had estimated.

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Pioneer Plaque Reissue

Pioneer Plaque Reissue

Designer Duane King is making exact replicas of the plaques (same size and material) that were placed on board the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes as a message to extraterrestrials. The laser-engraved plaques come with unreleased Pioneer stamps.

LUNAR

LUNAR

Motion designer Christian Stangl turned thousands of photos from NASA’s Apollo missions into an animated collage that provides a photorealistic recap of the moon landings. Music by Wolfgang Stangl.

Spacewalk POVs

Spacewalk POVs

From the underappreciated corner of YouTube comes Johnson Space Center’s channel. NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center has been uploading awe-inspiring videos taken by astronauts working just outside the International Space Station.

SPACEPLAN

SPACEPLAN

If you’re looking for a new game to fill the voids of time while sitting in boring meetings, load up SPACEPLAN – a clicker game in which you launch an endless stream of potato probes onto a mysterious planet below. Available for iOS, Android, and Steam. Gameplay here.

LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket

LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket
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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.

Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cassini’s Grand Finale

Launched in 1997, the Cassini space probe has been providing NASA with data about Saturn and the moon since 2004. It’s now running out of fuel. Erik Wernquist made this excellent CGI short film to sum up Cassini’s contributions and its final mission.

Alternative Skies

Alternative Skies

Ever wondered what our skies might look like if the Earth were somewhere else in the universe? Russia’s space agency Roscosmos created a series of images which envision some of the alternative views we could have – assuming our pesky atmosphere didn’t get in the way.

The Mars Generation (Trailer)

The Mars Generation (Trailer)

This Netflix documentary chronicles the experience of a batch of teenagers at the NASA Space Camp, juxtaposed with interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk and other experts regarding the current state of space travel. Premieres 5/5/17.

A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

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.

Everything in the Universe

Everything in the Universe

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.

Little Planet Factory

Little Planet Factory
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A one-man shop that makes scientifically-accurate 3D-printed scale models of planets, moons and other celestial bodies. The models can range from 0.4″ to 7.8″ in diameter. Larger models and custom planets can also be commissioned.

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Walk Away

Walk Away

David Ariew, Derrick Borte, and Michael Marquat of A Bad Think collaborated on this haunting music video about an astronaut’s journey through the cosmos. The song reminds us more than a little bit of Pink Floyd, and we mean that as the highest of compliments.

Solar System Sphere

Solar System Sphere
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Carry our complete solar system in the palm of your hand with this cool crystal ball. The 3-inch sphere has 8 tiny planets and our Sun 3D engraved inside. Sadly, Pluto isn’t along for the ride. Includes a wooden display stand.

The Trappist-1 System

The Trappist-1 System

Trappist-1 is a star that’s 39 light years away from the Earth. Astronomers recently shared that they found seven planets orbiting Trappist-1, and that all of them could have liquid water and thus could support life. Learn more about our neighbors here.

Galaxy Key Caps

Galaxy Key Caps
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Give your keyboard an interstellar makeover with this set of 104 galactic key caps. They’re dye-sublimated for durability, and the design wraps all the way down the sides of each key, unlike those cheaper Nebula keyboard stickers. Compatible with Cherry MX switches.

How to Escape from Earth

How to Escape from Earth

Many scientists believe that the future of humanity lies somewhere outside of Earth. It’s just that escaping from our planet is literally rocket science. Kurzgesagt, that crying duck got to us harder than you probably thought it would.

Explorers Playing Cards

Explorers Playing Cards

Card Experiment’s latest Bicycle deck features truly awesome fantasy illustrations based on a story about space exploration and our first contact with alien species. Be sure to grab both the Domination and Revelation variant decks.

Boeing Blue Space Suit

Boeing Blue Space Suit

The latest wearable tech for astronauts, this custom-fit spacesuit weighs just 20 pounds, and is made from modern materials which improve mobility and comfort. The suit was designed for use on Boeing’s Starliner capsule, which is expected to transport a crew to the ISS in 2018.

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Facts about NASA

Facts about NASA

Did you know that NASA wants to make an asteroid orbit the Moon so that astronauts can explore it? Or that it helped create The Learning Channel? Or that it had its budget cut multiple times? Okay maybe that last one isn’t a secret. More in Mental Floss’ video.

Will We Ever Be Hit By An Asteroid?

Will We Ever Be Hit By An Asteroid?

The title to RealLifeLore’s latest video is a trick question. Earth has been hit by many asteroids of varying sizes. If we’re talking about extinction-level space rocks… yes, there are many of those lurking near our planet. They won’t hit us though. Probably.

How to Make First Contact

How to Make First Contact

Wendover Productions contemplates the hypothetical of what we should do if and when we ever encounter an alien species, proactive measures to seek out other species, and reminding us along the way how mankind has a long history of conquering new people it meets.

The Universe in a Sphere

The Universe in a Sphere

Inspired by Powers of Ten and a derivative scene in A Cosmic Voyage, this 3.14″, 1.8lb glass sphere contains a tiny scale model of Laniakea, a supercluster of galaxies that includes our very own Milky Way. The model consists of 380,000 laser-etched dots.

New Era Korea x ISA Collection

New Era Korea x ISA Collection
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New Era Korea’s exclusive collaboration with the International Space Archives adopts designs, colors and patches from American and Russian space programs into down jackets, sweaters, fitted and snapback caps and t-shirts.

House of the Dying Sun

House of the Dying Sun

Formerly known as Enemy Starfighter, the one-man effort House of the Dying Sun puts you in the cockpit of a fighter pilot exacting revenge on the traitors who killed your emperor. The game is short, but it makes up for it with quality space dogfights and unlockables.

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