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Sneak Peek! Observatory Documentary Full of Beautiful Starscapes

The European Southern Observatory sent a documentary team around to their telescopes in Chile. While the footage is still being processed, they've released some amazing photographs and timelapse footage for us to drool over. Oooooh, pretty!

A beautiful new image of two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA's Great Observatories.

This is the Latest Hole Punched into Mars by a Science-Obsessed Rover

Hey, look at that! The Curiosity rover drilled a hole in Mars, just 18 sols after the last hole. That’s a new record for speed-drilling on the red planet! Or, as the powdered rock dust so clearly shows, the red planet with a grey center.

May The Fourth Be With You, Real-Science Edition

May The Fourth Be With You, Real-Science Edition The floating droid-robots in Star Wars directly inspired the development of a swarm of floating droids currently being tested on the International Space Station. The droids were developed after a professor showed a clip from Star Wars during lecture, then demanded that his students build them for him.

Creating the Rings of Saturn

Waiting for Superman, Film by Davis Guggenheim: "The fate of our country won't be decided on a battlefield. It will be determined in a classroom." A sobering exploration of the current state of American public education, how it is affecting our children,

Always Suit Up Before Firing a Rocket Indoors

ENGINE CLUSTER OF STAGE OF A SATURN I ROCKET ENGINE LOCATED ON NORTH SIDE OF STATIC TEST STAND. - Marshall Space Flight Center, Saturn Propulsion & Structural Test Facility, East Test Area, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Getting Stuck Inside This Tiny Ball Was Part of Each NASA Astronaut's Training

This ball is a ridiculous Health and Safety mockup, that never actually made it off-planet. It’s basically the worst-shaped spacesuit that was ever invented.

The Sun Emits a Plasma Arc So Big You Could Fit 25 Earths Beneath It

SDO is designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously.

Astronomical Knolling our Favourite Way to Organize Objects in Space

Astronomical Knolling our Favourite Way to Organize Objects in Space