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11.26.14 Rhett Jones

Science-fiction has yet again turned into scientific fact: The first object to be 3D printed in space became a reality at exactly 4:28 PM on Monday, and its implications are pretty incredible. Using a 9.5 inch wide, specially designed printer, astronauts were able to manufacture a replacement faceplate that protects the wiring inside the print tray. While that’s not exactly […]

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10.24.14 Rhett Jones

A remarkable discovery by some of the top scientists in the world has revealed that comets are basically God’s farts. Or at least, that’s what they smell like. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta Probe is tasked with doing the space-sniffing. After coming up on the rear of the comet known as 67P, Rosetta reported that […]

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10.23.14 Rhett Jones

When Christopher Nolan (Batman trilogy) asked a theoretical physicist to do the effects for his new film, Interstellar, neither of them expected they’d actually progress science at the same time. Kip Thorne worked with a team for over a year to create the most realistic Black Hole ever seen in cinema. He started by putting together an […]

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10.07.14 Rhett Jones

With a crazy lunar eclipse and a blood moon scheduled to hit tomorrow morning at dawn, New York City is one of the worst places to be. If your view isn’t obscured by the towering skyscrapers or the bright lights, the clouds and rain should make it pretty difficult to see. Tomorrow’s eclipse is called “impossible” because you […]

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10.03.14 Marina Galperina

A study based on data from the lunar GRAIL mission is putting many previous scientific theories about the surface of the Moon into question. Looking closely at its mares (“seas” filled with darker rock) suggests that the planet’s largest feature, Oceanus Procellarum, is the spot from which the planet shat all over itself and “fed magma into its other features.” “The new information […]

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09.25.14 Rhett Jones

Scientists have discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet that is about the size of Neptune and located 120 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus. HAT-P-11b (we’re gonna call it HAT) is classified as an Exo-Neptune because of its similar size to Neptune but its biggest difference is that it’s very close to […]

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09.12.14 Sophie Weiner

The Martian rover Curiosity, which NASA landed on the Red Plant in 2012, has reached a milestone in its scientific journey. After traversing a variety of terrains on the planet’s surface, including one that proved to be an ancient lake bed that could have once contained life, Curiosity is preparing to climb Mars’ Mount Sharp, […]

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09.05.14 Rhett Jones

Dutch nonprofit Mars One announced Thursday that if you donate money or buy some swag from their shop, you’ll be entered in a raffle for a trip to sub-orbital space. “Ticket to Rise” is an effort to help fund a test Mars mission in a recreated environment on Earth in 2015 and a demo mission to actual Mars by robots in […]

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09.02.14 Marina Galperina

Some Soviet space memorabilia is going to be auctioned off in Berlin on September 13th by German pop artist Andora, who painted the side of a Soviet Proton booster once. What are you into? There’s a bottle of cognac “consumed and signed” by first spaceman Yuri Gagarin. These space shoes though. Care for some vintage space painkillers? Look at this fucking sweet thermos. Or maybe you want to […]

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Rhett Jones

On the 19th of July, one male gecko and four female geckos set out to become the first geckos to have an orgy in space. After a month and a half in orbit, their satellite returned to Earth. All five astronaut-reptiles were mummified. The space geckos came to the attention of the world when Russian mission […]

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