#December2017

Bad Ass: Voyager 1’s thrusters have been fired up for the first time in 37 years

voyager 1 thrusters fired up 37 years

No big whup. NASA Wizards have just dusted off Voyager 1’s old as fuck code, and successfully fired up its thrusters for the first time in 37 goddamn years.

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Scientists discover interstellar object flying through our solar system. Aliens taking a peek at our calamities, if you ask me

scientists interstellar object solar system

In a pretty bad ass moment for astronomy, scientists have discovered an interstellar object hurtling through our solar system. It’s the fuckin’ first, dude.

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Space Swoon: This Barred Spiral Galaxy is glorious, and a mere 30 million light-years away

ngc 2500 barred spiral galaxy

Want to check out NGC 2500? I fuckin’ get it, I do. Just set your course to its location. You know, 30 million light-years away. I’m right behind you! Seriously.

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Space Swoon: Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot gets a gorgeous close-up

jupiter giant red spot

As a meat-bag, my giant red spots and blemishes are decidedly not cool to look at. As a gas giant, Jupiter’s giant red spot is a sight to behold.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Space Swoon: Cassini captures a dawn on Saturn

cassini saturn dawn

Just Cassini doing Cassini things. You know, capturing beautiful images of Saturn and its moons and rings and such forth and so on.

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NASA finds planet-sized cyclones on Jupiter. Space is absurd, dude

jupiter planet sized cylcones

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is doing work, reporting back about Jupiter. One of its more dope findings? Jupiter has cyclones. The size of planets.

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Space Swoon: Saturn’s moon Enceladus is a gorgeous crescent of icy fractures and furrows

saturn enceladus space image

Check out this gorgeous crescent capture of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. That’s it, that’s all I got for you. Check it out, fuckers.

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Space Swoon: Cassini Captures Saturn’s Hexagon

cassini capture's saturn's hexagon

Check it out! Here Cassini captures Saturn’s hexagon in all its glory.

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NASA detects the conditions for life on Saturn’s moon Enceladus

nasa conditions for life saturn moon enceladus

NASA is teasing some potentially enormous (ENORME!) findings on Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. Like, you know, the conditions for life.

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Space Swoon: Illustration of Cassini’s final dive before plunging into Saturn

cassini illustration final dive

Here’s an artist rendition of Cassini’s final dive. The beautiful spacecraft will make one more sweep between the planet and its rings before plummeting into Saturn itself this September.

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