Jovey McJupiterface (or Ego the Living Planet is Real): NASA Image of the Day

Fist let's get this out of the way and mention that scientist Jason Major titled this image “Jovey McJupiterface” because scientists are awesome in so, so many ways. The second thing we need to address is the fact that Ego the Living Planet is real! As everyone knows Ego the Living planet is...well...a living planet. And [...]

Ultraman Mash-Up On Jupiter: NASA Image of the Day

Okay, so I have to admit something...I'm a bit strange. Now most of the people who know me well will look at that statement and think, "yes, and...?" So let me elaborate a bit on what pops into my mind when I see certain things and maybe you can get a glimpse into how my thinking [...]

Brilliant Star Death in “Rotten Egg” Nebula: NASA Image of the Day

Goodnight Miss Calabash Nebula, wherever you are! (If you get that joke, congratulations! You're old). So here is another example of the universe being beautiful in the throws of death. I mean, if you're a sun and you're gonna die it might as well be spectacular right? Also, this particular "star death" smells like rotten eggs. [...]

Cosmic Winter Wonderland: NASA Image of the Day

Normally I would say something snarky or goofy here but this image speaks for itself really, no need to embellish with my customary silliness. It's stunning. Just a great example of the Universe being awesome. And here, at the end of a particularly terrible, tragic, unhappy year, we could all use a little awesome. So please sit [...]

Mars Is a Chocolate Bar: NASA Image of the Day

In absolutely stunning news the folks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have discovered that the surface of Mars is actually a giant candy bar - chocolate to be precise. Deep, flowing oceans of creamy milk chocolate swirl between vast chunks of solid chocolate smoothed into rounded edges over a millennia of churning goodness. It is [...]

Good Morning: NASA Image of the Day

Its always lovely to see the world from a different perspective. So far 2016 has been a year of loss, confrontation, violence and a bat-shit crazy election. It can be easy to think that everything falling apart; that all is not well. But up above you can't see the craziness, that hatred, you don't think [...]

Icy Blue Wings of Hen: NASA Image of the Day

I haven't posted one of these in a while, but I couldn't resist this one. Look how cool this is. Its like a giant blue propeller flying straight toward us. Space is awesome. Hubble Watches the Icy Blue Wings of Hen 2-437 In this cosmic snapshot, the spectacularly symmetrical wings of Hen 2-437 show up [...]

Hubble Spots Eye of Sauron: NASA Image of the Day

Long thought vanquished at the end of the Third Age, Sauron, that foul deceiver of men, has been spotted by the Hubble telescope in the nether regions of the Galaxy. Upon seeing the image a noted astronomer described it as,"rimmed with fire, but was itself glazed, yellow as a cat's, watchful and intent, and the [...]

A Mess of Stars: NASA Image of the Day

Yet another example of why Hubble is awesome. A beautiful image of dizzying brilliance that puts the immensity of creation in a humbling perspective and should make you wonder at the vast, incomprehensible universe that we are but a small, small part. Of course the first thing I thought of was a big booming voice [...]