And also just a bit weird.
And also just a bit weird.
Martians, a meteorite impact, or a more boring explanation? (via news.discovery.com)
It’s hard out there for a human.
Bee superpowers, living in a pretend spaceship and a mammal that has sex until it falls apart. 2013 was a rollercoaster ride of a year for science.
Our time has come friends.
The meteorite was found in the Sahara desert.
This is the closest you’re going to get to actually being there.
Get up close and personal with the scars of Mars’ volcanic past.
It does WHAT on Uranus?!
76-year-old Valentina Tereshkova has applied for the Mars One mission to colonize the red planet in 2023.
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A science blogger has been getting zoom-happy with the latest images from NASA’s Curiosity Rover. And he thinks he’s spotted a reptile.
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Nasa’s $800 million machines are looking for signs of life on the red planet. Instead, they’ve done this.
On another world, man-made objects are being buffeted by alien weather patterns. That’s pretty damn amazing.
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The red planet is shockingly pale underneath all that dust. Identity crisis!
It’s strange to see the Red Planet as a Blue Marble. Continents and seas take shape, familiar and yet alien.
You know your video has really gone viral when it gets its first parody.
Now that we’ve got rocks from all three places, it’s time for a pop quiz. We give you the rock, you give us the planet/moon.
The famed rover is shuffling along to Glenelg, about 400 meters away from where it landed. These images are from its first few days on the go.
NASA nerds are the best nerds.
This is a full-resolution version of the NASA Curiosity rover descent to Mars, taken by the MARDI descent imager.
If you were riding on the Mars Science Laboratory Descent Vehicle, that flying saucer-like shell that hovered above Curiosity’s parachute, it might have felt something like this. The series of still images were compiled by SpaceFlight101 .