A Chart Of Every Mission Traveling In Our Solar System Right Now

Our solar system is filled with moons, planets, comets, and all manner of objects in space. But amidst all that bustling of activity, there's also quite a few ships and satellites out there exploring — and this chart lets you keep track of all of them. » 9/02/14 9:40am 9/02/14 9:40am

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This interactive graphic shows you how big our solar system really is

Just how big is our solar system? This interactive graphic shows you exactly how big by putting you in the driver's seat of a rocket ship and posting all the milestones you pass along the way, from the ISS to the furthest point in space traveled to by a dog. » 3/06/14 8:30am 3/06/14 8:30am

This interactive chart maps out all the storylines in The Hobbit

The highs and lows of The Hobbit are made instantaneously clear here in this nifty interactive chart, which maps out both the evolving character relationships and the emotional ups-and-downs they experience as the story unfolds. » 1/27/14 8:45am 1/27/14 8:45am

Map shows which countries are contributing the most to climate change

This map, created by New Scientist, shows the size of the world's countries based on how much their emissions are contributing to climate change and global warming. You can see that some countries appear larger than they are, and some are smaller, based on emissions. » 1/15/14 11:23am 1/15/14 11:23am

A Massive, Interactive Chart of All of Zeus' Offspring and Affairs

In Greek mythology, the god Zeus is perhaps best known for his wandering...ahem...lightning rod and the multitudinous offspring it produced. This massive mythological genealogy chart tracks every Olympian, demigod, and hero the thunder god was said to have sired, along with each child's mother. » 12/30/12 4:00pm 12/30/12 4:00pm

72 Years of Batman Logos on a Single Poster

Cathryn Lavery traces the evolution of Batman (or at least his bat-shaped marketing) with this poster, taking us from 1940's Batman & Robin: The Boy Wonder to the shattered bat logo from The Dark Knight Rises. She's offering limited edition prints of the poster in a variety of sizes over at Calm the Ham. » 12/16/12 8:00am 12/16/12 8:00am

The chart that proves just how much of a sausage fest Middle Earth is

It will surprise no one that the works of J.R.R. Tolkien overwhelmingly feature male characters. After all, Peter Jackson had to invent characters in order to cast more than one actress in The Hobbit. But just how big is the Middle Earth gender gap? » 10/13/12 11:00am 10/13/12 11:00am

Chart outlines the myriad ways we use the word "Shit"

"Shit" is a fairly versatile word. It can be used to refer to fecal matter, express apathy, or refer to that stuff you need to get together. Having trouble telling your hot shit from your holy shit? Stephen Wildish has helpfully classified all your shit in one handy chart. » 10/06/12 8:00am 10/06/12 8:00am

Keep track of the Stephen King universe with this handy flowchart

Stephen King's characters have a habit of popping up across multiple stories, sometimes just as a quick reference, sometimes in a larger role. To help keep track of the various denizens of Derry, Castle Rock, and beyond, graphic designer Gillian James has created a handy flowchart. » 6/24/12 9:30am 6/24/12 9:30am

A Chart that Reveals How Science Fiction Futures Changed Over Time

The future may seem to be closer or farther off, depending on the era you're living in. That's one of the possible conclusions you can draw from this chart (embedded below), created by Stephanie Fox for io9, based on research we've done over the past month. We wanted to know whether there are historical trends in how… » 5/18/12 12:00pm 5/18/12 12:00pm

How Fast and How High? A chart from when rocketships first blasted into…

The 1920s were the fledgling years of the real Golden Age of space travel, which lasted until the first few moon landings. Rockets were in all the news. Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon were every red-blooded kid's heroes at the same time Robert Goddard was being ridiculed in snarky articles in the New York Times—but… » 4/14/12 3:30pm 4/14/12 3:30pm

Bad Movie Physics: A Report Card

Space epics almost always play fast and loose with science, treating the laws of physics like suggestions. But some movies dismember Newton and Einstein with way more gusto than others. Here's our report card for bad science in 18 movies. » 12/28/10 12:30pm 12/28/10 12:30pm

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The chosen research areas of mad scientists, 1810-2010

Mad scientists have haunted science fiction since Mary Shelley created Victor Frankenstein in the 1810s. But what kinds of research have fictional mad scientists done since? I was determined to find out. This chart shows what I discovered. » 9/23/10 4:33pm 9/23/10 4:33pm

Survey shows Americans spend most of their time working and watching TV

The New York Times posted a detailed infographic last year visualizing data gathered from the American Time Use Survey. Apparently, as you age, you spend less time working and more time watching TV and movies. » 7/24/10 8:30am 7/24/10 8:30am

The Periodic Table of The Empire Strikes Back

It seems like periodic tables are the genre charts de jour, but this one — breaking down the various and sundry building blocks of Episode V — is pretty neat, especially the "strangled by Vader" subset. [Scifi Wire] » 5/24/10 8:30am 5/24/10 8:30am

Gravity Well Chart Helps You Plan Your Planetary Escape

Need to figure out how much energy you'll need to escape the gravitational pull of the solar system's planets and moons? This chart compares the gravity wells of our neighboring celestial bodies. [xkcd] » 12/28/09 10:30am 12/28/09 10:30am

In Case of Monster Attack, Know Your Enemies' Weaknesses

If you ever find yourself trapped inside a movie or a video game, you may wish you had studied Olly Moss' strategy guide poster, which offers a quick reference on the easiest ways to dispatch enemies from AT-ATs to zombies. » 11/25/09 9:30am 11/25/09 9:30am

Charting the Evolution of Superhero Movies

This supersized infographic from Koldcast TV charts superhero movies from Superman to Wolverine, examining the earning power of costumed heroes, the biggest hits and flops, and superhero firsts, as well as adding the occasional interesting factoid. » 11/23/09 6:30am 11/23/09 6:30am