This 1965 Soviet Documentary About Lunar Colonization Is Astounding

The Space Age gave birth to some absolutely beautiful visions of space exploration and life in space — including a ton of lovely artwork from Soviet creators. And one of the most striking Soviet works of space-age futurism came in 1965, in a documentary called Luna or Moon. The whole beautiful thing is online, with… » 8/20/14 11:40am 8/20/14 11:40am

New Lunar Photos Offer a Stunning 3D Flyby Of The Apollo 11 Site

Forty Years after touching down near the Sea of Tranquility, the trails of disturbed regolith created by the Apollo 11 astronauts are still clearly visible in photographs taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists used those and other images to create this amazing virtual model of the landing site. » 7/18/14 10:20am 7/18/14 10:20am

Mysterious "Fargo On The Moon" Script Has Darren Aronofsky Interested

What is Moonfall? All we know about is that it's a thriller that's being described as like Fargo, only set on the Moon. It's the work of actor/screenwriter David Weil, who had another script on the 2013 Black List of great unproduced screenplays. And a ton of people, including Darren Aronofsky, are jazzed. » 7/17/14 7:00pm 7/17/14 7:00pm

Study the Fonts in the Movie Moon, To Discover Something Wonderful

There are a million reasons to love Duncan Jones' incredible indie flick Moon, starring Sam Rockwell as an abused Lunar Industries worker who discovers his life is not what it seems. Still, you'll be surprised how amazing the movie looks when you read Dave Addy's essay about fonts in the movie, which reveals a lot… » 7/08/14 3:40pm 7/08/14 3:40pm

12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers. » 6/25/14 10:21am 6/25/14 10:21am

Happy 5th Anniversary, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter!

Five years ago today, NASA launched its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter into space. It's been snapping high-resolution images of the moon's surface ever since, revealing secrets about its true "dark side," scouting out landing sites for future missions, and returning gorgeous images the likes of which have never been… » 6/18/14 11:28am 6/18/14 11:28am

A Lunar Discovery Reveals The Secret To Building Deflector Shields

Radiation in space is one of the major obstacles to human exploration of the solar system. Astronauts on a round-trip to Mars could be exposed to radiation doses 66,000 times higher than on Earth. But recent research into magnetic fields on the Moon could help us design effective radiation shields. » 6/09/14 10:20am 6/09/14 10:20am

Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am