Wait, what?

Looks like you came here from Geekosystem. Don't worry, everything is still here. We've just combined forces with The Mary Sue to bring you more and better content, all in one place.

Space

  1. The James Webb Space Telescope Sun Shield Will Help Us Search for Aliens, Looks Like a Star Destroyer

    I find your lack of intelligent life disturbing.

    Were you confused over the weekend as to why every NASA Twitter account and any account even closely related or interested was tweeting a picture of a really shiny, upside down Star Destroyer? (You follow everyone involved in the space program on Twitter too, right?) Wonder no more! It's the solar shield for Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, and it'll help us find alien life on planets far, far away.

    Read More
  2. Real-Life Headline Alert: Russia Has Lost Control Of a Sex Satellite Filled With Geckos

    Don't go getting any bright ideas, astronauts.

    Last Saturday Russia's Institute of Medico-Biological Problems launched a Foton-M4 satellite filled with five geckos into orbit so that the people of earth would know how reptile booty is impacted by zero-gravity. Unfortunately, the cold-blooded casanovas had a different plan: due to a technical glitch (or possible mutiny) the orbiting orgy has gone rogue.

    Read More
  3. SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Completes Successful Soft Landing on Earth From Outer Space

    Well, the planet Earth. It landed on water to prove it could land on actual earth.

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 reusable rocket is on the verge of making spaceflight much more economical. They've demonstrated its ability to liftoff, hover, and land safely for reuse in Earth's atmosphere, and just yesterday SpaceX released this video from Falcon 9's point of view as it reentered Earth's atmosphere and demonstrated it could land safely from space.

    Read More
  4. Newly Discovered Kepler-421b Has Longest-Known Year of Any Transiting Exoplanet

    One-million, thirteen-thousand, seven-hundred sixty minutes, how do you measure, measure a year?

    Kepler-421b orbits its star at a leisurely pace of making one trip around every 704 Earth days, or nearly half the speed the Earth moves around the Sun. That's not the slowest orbit we've found, but it's significant because Kepler-421b is beyond its star's "Snow Line," and it's a transiting exoplanet. Together those things mean we were incredibly lucky to find it at all.

    Read More
  5. Ken Ham Wants to Defund NASA Because All Aliens Don’t Go to Heaven (None of Them Do)

    "Damn you. Damn you all to Hell!" —Ken Ham to Aliens.

    Pack it up, NASA. Even if we find intelligent life out there in the universe, it can't be converted to Christianity, so you know, why even bother? What else could it possibly do for us? At least, that's what Ken Ham thinks, because the Bible, or something. Also maybe don't bother looking for intelligent life at Ken Ham's house.

    Read More
  6. Don’t Worry, Fellow Humans: Science Is Hard At Work On Space Beer

    Mars needs moms Molson.

    We put a Buzz in space, but can we get a buzz on in space? Fear not, Earthlings: scientists and breweries across our planet are already hard at work ensuring that if we ever meet extraterrestrials in the final frontier, we'll have a couple of quality cold ones in the chamber to share.

    Read More
  7. This Hubble Space Telescope Set Could Join LEGO’s Rapidly Expanding Universe

    Insights into space and time not included.

    This CUSOO LEGO Hubble Space Telescope design already has over 5,000 supporters, but considering the scientific achievements that a set like this would commemorate, I suspect that number might increase. Although good luck getting the Ultra Deep Field to work properly--it's hard to make awesome space porn when you're stuck on Earth.

    Read More
  8. It’s The 45th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing, And The Internet Is Celebrating

    We come in peace for all nerdkind.

    I've never known our moon without footprints on it, but my mom speaks reverently about watching the Eagle touch down. It was the day after she turned nine years old, and her father -- my grandfather -- had worked on orbital mechanics for the Apollo program. This day fills me with pride for both my family and my species. When we put our minds to it, we are capable of achieving wondrous things.

    Read More
  9. NASA Shows Off New Rover That Could Let Astronauts Cruise Around Mars

    One giant leap for rover kind?

    Getting humans to Mars is a goal NASA and other organizations hope to achieve in the near future, but what will we do when we get there? Why not drive around a bit? NASA has just the vehicle for the job with its omni-drive rover. It even has suit-ports so astronauts can hop out and check things out up close. I guess my only question is, hey NASA, can I borrow your car?

    Read More
  10. Citizen Scientists Get ISEE-3 Satellite Engines to Fire!

    It's like Apollo 13 without Tom Hanks.

    The amazing people behind the ISEE-3 reboot project have gotten its engines to fire! They previously had trouble due to a lack of nitrogen to push fuel through the old satellite's fuel lines and into the engines, but some creative use of the satellite's tank heaters seems to have paid off and gotten things working. They've been live tweeting the whole thing, so you can catch up on everything they've been up to on their Twitter feed after the jump.

    Read More
© 2014 The Mary Sue   |   About UsAdvertiseNewsletterJobsContributorsComment PolicyPrivacyUser AgreementDisclaimerContactArchives RSS

Dan Abrams, Founder
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. Styleite
  4. The Braiser
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop