The Vulcans have won, folks. Led by Spock, they have claimed victory in the poll which was deciding the name of two of Pluto’s moons. Pretty gnarly.
Mars is white? This is probably not news to people smarter and more well-versed than myself. To me? It’s all fucking up my sayings. The Red Planet? The Pale Planet? The Superficially Red-y Planet?
Check out this resplendent Grand Spiral galaxy. Perched only a completely inaccessible 40 million light-years away is a galaxy that is somewhat like our own. So the wizards say. I don’t know if they tell the truth. I just smile and look at the pretty pictures.
Let’s all double-down on the qualifiers here, people. A mere 12 light-years away lurks a planet that may be habitable. So even though we can never reach it, and we will never truly know, let’s all get excited.
Before Neil deGrasse Tyson was the astronomer du jour, there was the first homeboy Carl Sagan. Cornell University is paying tribute to the original astronomer to penetrate the mind-pieces of the pop culture zeitgeist with a rather radical laser light display.
Pah, Mayans! Pah! Our Existence will not be ending this year. No, no. Instead I’m pretty sure we’re going to be felled by a gas cloud colliding with the black hole in the center of our galaxy. I can sense it.
The War and Peace nebula is laying waste across space a mere 8,000 light-years away.
Good news, folks. That sneaky asteroid that we discovered only a half-year ago is probably totally only not really going to maybe not definitely perhaps strike our face.
FTL travel is the holy grail of science-fiction dorks. It is what shall let us venture into the depths of space, colonizing planets and ruining shit outside of our own solar system. Unfortunately, we aren’t anywhere near achieving the son of a bitch, if it’s even possible.
Ain’t this a hell of a find. New astronomical wizards have come to the conclusion that every star has planets. Take that factoid, and all of a sudden the possibility of Earth-like planets skyrockets. Or is it spacerockets? Yeah, I know. Groan.