10 less-known Warren Ellis comics (that are worth your ducats)

Red may have featured Helen Mirren firing a gatling gun, but the film wasn't indicative of Warren Ellis' work as a whole. Here are 10 amazing tales from Ellis' oeuvre about such topics as transhuman deities and a dead Galactus. » 10/24/10 11:55pm 10/24/10 11:55pm

Fantastic scifi graphic novels (that will get you hooked for life)

Comic books can be a difficult to get into, what with their years of serial storytelling and convoluted continuity. Luckily, there are plenty of one-and-done graphic novels out there. Here are some of the best four-color gateway drugs. » 8/29/10 11:55pm 8/29/10 11:55pm

Ask a NASA rocket scientist anything

Over at social bookmarking site reddit, a NASA scientist working on the Orbiter vehicles is answering user questions. Learn about the day-to-day life of a NASA engineer (plus the 50-mile high club), and ask a question of your own. [reddit] » 5/28/10 8:00am 5/28/10 8:00am

Dunes of Mars

In yet another cool image from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter near Mars, we see these dunes on the planet's surface. This image comes from the Hellespontus region of Mars, where sand from local mesas has been molded into these shapes by high intensity winds. No word yet on whether the famous… » 4/10/08 7:00am 4/10/08 7:00am

Dust Devils Of Mars

The Martian wind has cut deep crevasses into this crater in the Terra Cimmeria region. The edges of these dunes look sort of like fins in this new image from the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. But the fins are actually double "horns" where the wind from the East hit the dunes. You can also see… » 1/04/08 6:20am 1/04/08 6:20am