Relax, This Is Just A Mini Supernova

This is an image of a 'classical nova'. Sounds boring, right? Not when you describe it as "an outburst produced by a thermonuclear explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star", it's not. » 3/19/15 1:11am 3/19/15 1:11am

A Rare Glimpse of Two Volcanic Plumes in Central Africa

From a satellite, the plumes venting from two volcanoes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo look like clouds. Right now, they're just spewing harmless steam and gas. But that could change. » 2/14/15 5:57pm 2/14/15 5:57pm

Real NASA Pics That Look Like Stills From Gravity

Nope, you're not looking at stills from the Oscar-nominated film Gravity. They're all real photos, straight from NASA, and they were all shot in space. » 3/02/14 6:58pm 3/02/14 6:58pm

This Intense Real-Life F-35 Picture Looks Like an Iron Man Frame

This is an awesome shot of a test F-35 zipping around California's Edwards Air Force Base sent to us by a tipster. Can you imagine this buzzing by your window? » 7/31/13 6:17pm 7/31/13 6:17pm

Gaze Inside the Enormous Space Toolbox that Lives on the ISS

You never want to be stranded without your tools, especially if you are in the middle of nowhere. And what's middle-of-nowhere-er than the vacuum of space? » 7/20/13 11:00am 7/20/13 11:00am

There Seems to Be an Intergalactic Bus Station In Downtown Seattle

Built two decades ago, the Pioneer Square Station in downtown Seattle is not new. But looking at this beautiful photo by Jason Hoover, it feels like interstellar transports are about to dock in at any minute. » 12/16/10 1:12pm 12/16/10 1:12pm

This Is How the Star Trek Warp Jump Evolved

From Star Trek: The Motion Picture to Star Trek 2009; from the first Enterprise and Birds of Prey to the NCC-1701-E and back to the Enterprise: This video shows all the warp jump effect types in all the movies. Engage! » 9/03/10 12:01pm 9/03/10 12:01pm