And they’re harboring at least two aliens.
25 Movie Heroes You Didn’t Know Were Breaking the Law

And they’re harboring at least two aliens.

25 Movie Heroes You Didn’t Know Were Breaking the Law

We’ve got a new moon landing t-shirt for you! Can you spot the evidence that it was fake and everything is a lie?

We’ve got a new moon landing t-shirt for you! Can you spot the evidence that it was fake and everything is a lie?

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Fallout isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Falling out of the Solar System.
4 Plasma Technologies That Put Video Game Weapons to Shame

#3. Ion Engines
Ion engines only exert a tiny thrust, making them useless for launch, but once you’re in space, you don’t have to fight air resistance or surface gravity. You can just keep accelerating into endless space. NASA tested their first interplanetary ion engine in 1998 on Deep Space 1, which averaged over 3 million kilometers per kilogram of fuel and reached a maximum speed of over 16,000 kph. With more fuel, the engine could have hit a top speed of 108,000 kph. Oh, and it was solar powered the whole way, running on 2100 watts, less than your workplace probably uses on lighting.

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This one was sooo cool. Was reading it in between incubations today.

We’ve had ion engines for that long and no one told me?

cyrreblogs:

vyrkiraset:

cracked:

Fallout isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Falling out of the Solar System.

4 Plasma Technologies That Put Video Game Weapons to Shame

#3. Ion Engines

Ion engines only exert a tiny thrust, making them useless for launch, but once you’re in space, you don’t have to fight air resistance or surface gravity. You can just keep accelerating into endless space. NASA tested their first interplanetary ion engine in 1998 on Deep Space 1, which averaged over 3 million kilometers per kilogram of fuel and reached a maximum speed of over 16,000 kph. With more fuel, the engine could have hit a top speed of 108,000 kph. Oh, and it was solar powered the whole way, running on 2100 watts, less than your workplace probably uses on lighting.

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This one was sooo cool. Was reading it in between incubations today.

We’ve had ion engines for that long and no one told me?

If you only discover one icy Hawaiian space football today, make it this one.
5 Mind-Blowing Things Found Hiding in Our Own Solar System

#3. Loads of Extra Planets (Including a Football-Shaped One)
So far, we’ve officially classified five dwarf planets right here in our solar system (although we’ve observed many more): Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Makemake, and Haumea. …The one of particular note right now is the icy dwarf planet Haumea, discovered in 2004. Named after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth, Haumea is a frozen rock uncannily resembling a football one-tenth the size of Earth. At least that’s what complex science calculations tell us about the planet. We haven’t yet physically observed Haumea, but we do know some things about it — like that it exists in a perpetual, hellish cycle of freezing death and rebirth.

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If you only discover one icy Hawaiian space football today, make it this one.

5 Mind-Blowing Things Found Hiding in Our Own Solar System

#3. Loads of Extra Planets (Including a Football-Shaped One)

So far, we’ve officially classified five dwarf planets right here in our solar system (although we’ve observed many more): Pluto, Eris, Ceres, Makemake, and Haumea. …The one of particular note right now is the icy dwarf planet Haumea, discovered in 2004. Named after the Hawaiian goddess of childbirth, Haumea is a frozen rock uncannily resembling a football one-tenth the size of Earth. At least that’s what complex science calculations tell us about the planet. We haven’t yet physically observed Haumea, but we do know some things about it — like that it exists in a perpetual, hellish cycle of freezing death and rebirth.

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Wanna see all of Dispatches From Goddamn Space all at once? Our YouTube playlist has you covered*.

*in terms of convenience, not space madness protection

Fallout isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Falling out of the Solar System.
4 Plasma Technologies That Put Video Game Weapons to Shame

#3. Ion Engines
Ion engines only exert a tiny thrust, making them useless for launch, but once you’re in space, you don’t have to fight air resistance or surface gravity. You can just keep accelerating into endless space. NASA tested their first interplanetary ion engine in 1998 on Deep Space 1, which averaged over 3 million kilometers per kilogram of fuel and reached a maximum speed of over 16,000 kph. With more fuel, the engine could have hit a top speed of 108,000 kph. Oh, and it was solar powered the whole way, running on 2100 watts, less than your workplace probably uses on lighting.

Read More

Fallout isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Falling out of the Solar System.

4 Plasma Technologies That Put Video Game Weapons to Shame

#3. Ion Engines

Ion engines only exert a tiny thrust, making them useless for launch, but once you’re in space, you don’t have to fight air resistance or surface gravity. You can just keep accelerating into endless space. NASA tested their first interplanetary ion engine in 1998 on Deep Space 1, which averaged over 3 million kilometers per kilogram of fuel and reached a maximum speed of over 16,000 kph. With more fuel, the engine could have hit a top speed of 108,000 kph. Oh, and it was solar powered the whole way, running on 2100 watts, less than your workplace probably uses on lighting.

Read More

[Artist’s mockup of the planet Vulcan/a joke about toast.]
5 Awesome Planets We Used to Think Were in Our Solar System

#5. Vulcan
This Vulcan refers to the planet that was theorized to be orbiting the sun somewhere inside Mercury’s orbit… This wasn’t as dumb an idea as it might seem, and it was based on the fact that Mercury had a crazy ass orbit that didn’t make any sense to anyone…ending in speculation that there was a planet called Vulcan somewhere nearby. Inevitably a number of science fiction stories were set on its sweaty surface, many of which seemed to focus on the idea that Vulcan was hollow, like this story from the superbly named Captain Future (later turned into a 1970s anime).

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[Artist’s mockup of the planet Vulcan/a joke about toast.]

5 Awesome Planets We Used to Think Were in Our Solar System

#5. Vulcan

This Vulcan refers to the planet that was theorized to be orbiting the sun somewhere inside Mercury’s orbit… This wasn’t as dumb an idea as it might seem, and it was based on the fact that Mercury had a crazy ass orbit that didn’t make any sense to anyone…ending in speculation that there was a planet called Vulcan somewhere nearby. Inevitably a number of science fiction stories were set on its sweaty surface, many of which seemed to focus on the idea that Vulcan was hollow, like this story from the superbly named Captain Future (later turned into a 1970s anime).

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Discover the astronomical wonders of the [Wilhelm scream] System.
5 Real Planets Way Weirder Than Anything in Science Fiction

#5. The Light-Eater Planet
Orbiting a star in Draco, the constellation of the dragon (little known fact: most of space was named by John Carpenter), TrES-2b is the darkest planet humans have ever discovered. How dark are we talking about here? It absorbs (or “feasts on,” if you will) 99 percent of the sunlight that reaches it, making it darker than coal, black acrylic paint, or your ex’s cold, unforgiving heart.

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Discover the astronomical wonders of the [Wilhelm scream] System.

5 Real Planets Way Weirder Than Anything in Science Fiction

#5. The Light-Eater Planet

Orbiting a star in Draco, the constellation of the dragon (little known fact: most of space was named by John Carpenter), TrES-2b is the darkest planet humans have ever discovered. How dark are we talking about here? It absorbs (or “feasts on,” if you will) 99 percent of the sunlight that reaches it, making it darker than coal, black acrylic paint, or your ex’s cold, unforgiving heart.

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"Remember how in The Empire Strikes Back the temporarily hyperdriveless Han Solo had to navigate through a chaotic asteroid field in an attempt to evade the Empire? The damn things were packed so closely, not even the tiny TIE fighters could sweep between them without getting squished by colliding hunks of stone. … Here’s a pic of the asteroid belt in our solar system. It kind of looks just like the one from Star Wars. And there are loads of asteroids in that belt, true enough — it features about half a million asteroids that we know of. However, there are also lots and lots of miles for them to cross. Lots and lots. To the point that when NASA had to send a probe through it, their scientists said the odds of colliding with an asteroid were one in a billion.” #CrackedClassic
6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

"Remember how in The Empire Strikes Back the temporarily hyperdriveless Han Solo had to navigate through a chaotic asteroid field in an attempt to evade the Empire? The damn things were packed so closely, not even the tiny TIE fighters could sweep between them without getting squished by colliding hunks of stone. … Here’s a pic of the asteroid belt in our solar system. It kind of looks just like the one from Star Wars. And there are loads of asteroids in that belt, true enough — it features about half a million asteroids that we know of. However, there are also lots and lots of miles for them to cross. Lots and lots. To the point that when NASA had to send a probe through it, their scientists said the odds of colliding with an asteroid were one in a billion.” #CrackedClassic

6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)