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The Size of SpaceX Rockets

The Size of SpaceX Rockets

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.

NASA/JPL Space Tourism Posters

NASA/JPL Space Tourism Posters

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!)

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First Man (Trailer)

First Man (Trailer)

Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) reteams with Ryan Gosling for a dramatic retelling of the story of Neil Armstrong, and NASA’s early efforts to put a man on the Moon. We haven’t been this excited for an astronaut movie since The Right Stuff.

Living on the Moon

Living on the Moon

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.

H E L I O S

H E L I O S

Filmmaker Nicolas Arnold used in-camera visual effects to envision what the uncharted outer reaches of space might look like, using liquids and chemicals to approximate the gasses and other matter that make up the universe.

Debunking Space Myths

Debunking Space Myths

Astronaut Chris Hadfield knows a thing or two about space exploration. So who better to trust when it comes to separating reality from myth when it comes to floating around above the Earth? This 11-minute video from WIRED is packed with nifty facts about space.

The Black Hole Bomb

The Black Hole Bomb

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.

A Tour of the Moon

A Tour of the Moon

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.

Nightflyers (Teaser)

Nightflyers (Teaser)

“Do not bring the Nightflyer back to Earth.” Syfy’s upcoming TV show is based on the eponymous novella by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, who describes its setup as “a haunted house story in space.” Premieres Fall 2018.

A New View of the Moon

A New View of the Moon

On a clear night in Los Angeles, the makers of the accurate solar system scale model decided to take their powerful telescope around the city to share an up-close view of the moon with strangers. A heartwarming and inspiring act.

Blue Origin Rocket Test

Blue Origin Rocket Test

(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.

Prospect (Teaser)

Prospect (Teaser)

The upcoming science fiction thriller Prospect is about a woman and her father trying to mine gems in a toxic alien moon filled with dangerous inhabitants. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they end up violently engaging with other miners and with each other.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Flight

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Test Flight

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

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7-Year Solar Time-lapse

7-Year Solar Time-lapse

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.

The Great Filter

The Great Filter

Kurzgesagt sums up the Great Filter – a possible answer to why we’ve never detected the presence of aliens. It could be something that prevents life from developing. Or something that ends civilizations before they have a chance to expand beyond their planet.

The 809 Objects Left on the Moon

The 809 Objects Left on the Moon

As of 2012, by NASA’s count there are 809 manmade objects on the Moon. You can find the full list here. Spacecraft make up the bulk of our moon litter, but Half as Interesting points out that we left a wide variety of “artifacts”, including poop.

AstroReality Solar System Mini Set

AstroReality Solar System Mini Set

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.

Galaxies Vol. II

Galaxies Vol. II

Astro-photographer Adrien Mauduit traveled to different countries and used some of the latest equipment to capture unbelievable views of various galaxies. The soundtrack makes the sights even more epic. Check out Adrien’s first compilation here.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Photographer Jesse Watson captured some stunning time-lapse imagery of a recent launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as it lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The visuals are a stark contrast to the crummy dash cam video that’s been going viral.

NASA Aerosol Simulation

NASA Aerosol Simulation

A fascinating simulation created by a team of scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The animation approximates the movements of smoke, sea salt, and dust as they traveled around the globe due to storms and wind currents in 2017. Original video here.

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Pizzas in Space

Pizzas in Space

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.

Why Can’t We Live on the Moon?

Why Can’t We Live on the Moon?

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.

eVscope Portable Smart Telescope

eVscope Portable Smart Telescope

Unistellar’s Enhanced Vision Telescope or eVscope is a newbie-friendly portable telescope. You can use its app to pick from a list of heavenly bodies, and the telescope will automatically move to the right position so you can enjoy the sights.

NASA: Spooky Space Sounds

NASA: Spooky Space Sounds

NASA’s Halloween treat is a set of short eerie audio clips. These celestial whistles, moans and screams were converted from radio emissions captured by various spacecraft from across the Solar System. Cassini’s beats are legit nice.

Adrift Machine 9

Adrift Machine 9

This electromechanical sound maker uses moving turntable arms to select and play grooves carved into an enormous cylinder. The positions of the arms and sounds played correspond to the positions of 27,000 pieces of space junk drifting about over our heads.

Xeric Trappist-1 Moonphase Watch

Xeric Trappist-1 Moonphase Watch

The latest timepiece from the consistently innovative Xeric Watches has a luminescent moonphase indicator and planetary objects which represent hours and minutes, as a starfield dances in the background. We’re particularly taken with the Blue IP colorway.

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