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Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Perhaps the most beautifully designed ice cream cake treat ever, they were created by Doshi Levien using layers of biscuit, meringue, caramel and other sweet things for the 2012 holiday season.

Asteroid Visualization

Asteroid Visualization

Hacker/Astronomer/Gamer/DJ/Scotsman Scott Manley created this visualization of asteroid discoveries from 1980 to 2012. Don’t call Bruce Willis yet – each pixel is 500,000 km in distance.

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Ascendance

Ascendance

Henry Jun Wah Lee went to California’s Joshua Tree National Park and Ancient Bristlecone Forest to capture the Perseid meteor shower this past August, but our planet put on quite a show as well.

Catstronauts T-Shirt

Catstronauts T-Shirt

We already know that dogs paved the way for manned space flight, but why not cats instead? Show your support for the feline space program with this limited-edition tee by Austin Martin.

R.I.P., Neil Armstrong

R.I.P., Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong – astronaut, test pilot, engineer and the first person to walk on the Moon – passed away on August 25. He was 82. Rest in peace, Neil. You expanded our minds and our universe.

Mars Rover Panorama

Mars Rover Panorama

By stitching together high-res images captured by NASA’s Curiosity Rover, EDS systems created this stunning 360° panorama of the landing site, putting you right there on the dusty Martian surface.

Yo-Yo Space Tricks

Yo-Yo Space Tricks

Astronaut Don Pettit shows off his “microgravity yo-yo tricks” while in space. He’s not as good as his Earthbound counterparts, but he makes up for it by coming up with cool names for his tricks.

Fight for Space (Trailer)

Fight for Space (Trailer)

A documentary about the dire state of the US space program. Featuring interviews with experts such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and astronaut Leroy Chiao among others.

View From The ISS at Night

View From The ISS at Night

Every frame in the video is a photograph, taken by the crew at the International Space Station and stitched together by Knate Myers. The song is Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor) by John Murphy.

Grand Finale

Grand Finale

(Warning: Loud) McLean Fahnestock assembled footage from all 135 Space Shuttle launches, and arranged them into a 9×15 grid, and synchronizing the approximate moment of lift-off.

Transit of Venus: Up Close

Transit of Venus: Up Close

If you missed the once (or twice)-in-a-lifetime Transit of Venus in front of the Sun, here’s the best view ever, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, captured in glorious high-def.

How to Pronounce Uranus

How to Pronounce Uranus

CGP Grey explains the best way to pronounce the always popular planet’s name in his latest educational clip. No matter how you slice it, it sounds like your talking about something dirty.

We Stopped Dreaming 2

We Stopped Dreaming 2

Physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson argues that the 1969 moon landing inspired the foundation of many movements, spurred by the views of Earth from the moon, of our home as one homogenous whole.

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How to Measure the Universe

How to Measure the Universe

Why not take a break from wasting time on the internet and learn something? The Royal Observatory Greenwich explains the geometry, math, and optics used to measure objects in space.

121-Megapixel Earth

121-Megapixel Earth

The Russian Federal Space Agency’s Elektro-L satellite captures astounding 121mp images of the Earth. In this video, we get a time-lapse comprised of color-enhanced shots. Hi-res pics here.

Outer Space

Outer Space

Constructed by Sander van den Berg entirely from images captured by NASA’s Cassini and Voyager missions, this hauntingly beautiful video is made even more perfect by its backing track, That Home.

Cats in Space

Cats in Space

What would happen if Star Trek were written by and for cats? Perhaps it would look something like this video clip starring Commander Titan and Security Officer Atlas. Beam me up some 9Lives!

Evolution of the Moon

Evolution of the Moon

NASA visualizes the events that led to the moon’s current state and appearance, with help from the data gathered by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Poor guy’s been through a lot.

The View from the ISS

The View from the ISS

Alex Rivest assembled publicly available videos and images gathered by the NASA Johnson Space Center to create this time-lapse video showing the lights both above and on our planet.

If Earth Had Rings

If Earth Had Rings

Saturn’s rings are beautiful – at least from a distance. But did you ever wonder what the Earth would look like if it had rings? Roy Prol decided to show us. Reminds us of Halo for some reason.

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We Stopped Dreaming

We Stopped Dreaming

Physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson once again voices his passion for space travel, arguing that beyond acquiring knowledge, manned missions encourage us to dream. A wonderful mashup by Evan Schurr.

Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space

Rovio staged a fun game announcement for the soon to be released Angry Birds Space with astronaut Don Pettit demoing real life trajectories from the ISS. Gameplay at 3:00 (Thanks juanjoli!)

Knittin’ Needles in Space

Knittin’ Needles in Space

When ISS astronaut Don Pettit whips out a pair of needles in orbit, he’s not making a blanket, he’s demonstrating the strange forces at work when you combine static electricity, water and zero-gravity.

Red Aurora Australis

Red Aurora Australis

Alex Cherney waited two years for the perfect conditions to take images of the Southern lights. The stunning mass of stars and meteorites is a wonderful bonus. Music by Psychadelik Pedestrian.

Space Cats

Space Cats

Image enhancement engineer Brant Widgeon helps bring us awe-inspiring astronomical images. But he doesn’t just have to clean up dust and specks – he’s got a much bigger challenge on his hands.

19-Foot LEGO Rocket

19-Foot LEGO Rocket

Ryan McNaught (as in “astronaught”) built this incredible Saturn V rocket from over 120,000 LEGO bricks. The 19 foot-tall spaceship even has a tiny NASA Astrovan to deliver its flight crew.

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