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It's The End Of The World As We Know It


January 12, 2008 03:03 AM PST

probe.jpg ... and I feel fine.

Massive gas cloud to hit the Milky Way, in like, 20-40 million years. Plenty of time to get on a fresh pair of undies. The cloud, which has enough gas to make one million of our suns, is already hitting the outer edges of our galaxy.

Anyways, it's another reason to keep funding space exploration so that we don't have all our eggs in one basket.

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30 years ago today...


May 25, 2007 02:14 AM PST

In a galaxy far, far away...


May 25, 1977: Star Wars was released. I was 6.6 years old.

How many Star Wars figures did you have? I had more than my parents wanted, including a sweet Boba Fett figure that I had to send away for with "proof of purchases" cut from other figure packaging. Unfortunately, they discontinued the Fett figure that had a backpack that actually shot a rocket before I ordered mine. "You'll shoot your eye out!"

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Which Sci-Fi Crew Do You Hang With


April 5, 2007 10:42 PM PST


Take the quiz!

Continue reading "Which Sci-Fi Crew Do You Hang With"...

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My Next Car


February 17, 2007 01:07 AM PST

Because, I'm sure that you've always wanted to know, here it is:


At least it's realistic: it's got a can.

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Astronomy Rebels


August 31, 2006 10:39 PM PST

The tighter you close your fist, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.
Or something.

Pluto is totally a planet. For Real.

The entire empire will start to strike back...

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Galactic Core


April 3, 2006 02:34 AM PST


There is no way we are alone out here. Post your favourite SpaceScape.

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U.S. To Build Moon Base


March 26, 2006 10:51 PM PST

And then we're totally going to Mars!

When I grow up, in addition to spaceships, I also want to make robots.

Seriously, how cool would it be to write code that runs on other planets? You think cross-platform is tough, try writing for VxWorks as it orbits Mars...

And, uh, I've just added Space 1999 to my Netflix queue.

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