Category: Space

Feb 24 2014

Want: Mini Museum

If you were looking for something to get me for Make-Up-Your-Own-Holiday Day, it should be this. This is a mini museum containing up to 33 specimens of rare and amazing things. Dinosaur fossils, moon rocks, palm trees from Antarctica, London bridge, etc. Basically everything that you have ever wanted to collect but your mom wouldn’t …

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Feb 20 2014

Martian Dunes Look Like They’re About to Take Flight

Thanks to the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter we get to see what some of the dune on mars look like. NASA describes them as V-shaped because of the wind. Which I’m sure is true and all but I think they look more like the communicator badges from Star Trek. In this image …

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Feb 17 2014

Slight Disappointment: New Zealand Prime Minister not a Space Lizard

In news that left my both rocked, unsettled, and yes, a little disappointed the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key recently confirmed that he is not a space reptile sent to earth to enslave humanity. Said Key: “To the best of my knowledge, no. I’ve taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor …

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Feb 17 2014

Mystery Solved: No Jelly Donut Deliveries to Mars

Remember a couple of weeks ago when the Mars Rover discovered a rock the size and shape of a jelly doughnut that mysteriously appeared out of no where? The people at NASA started calling the rock Pinnacle Island which just served to increase the mystery.  The theories on where the rock came from were many …

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Feb 14 2014

It’s Nice but How’s it Look from Space: Middle Earth From Space

In what I hope becomes a meme, or at least a regular appearance on Uncanny Flats, here’s some pretty shots of something from space. The difference here is that this land mass doesn’t exist anywhere in our universe. This is a space shot of Middle Earth. I know, you’re confused and frightened, it’s OK. I’m …

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Jan 29 2014

Goodnight Moon Rover: Chinese Lunar Rover Says Goodnight

This is Yutu, the lunar rover portion of China’s Chang’e 3 spacecraft who was tasked with exploring around on the moon and performing experiments that can only be carried out there. I don’t know what those are either but that’s not the point. The point, and grab your box of tissues for this one, this …

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Jan 27 2014

WTF did I just Watch: Rollercoaster Through the Internet

Every now and then you stumble upon a video that seems like it will be worth you spending three minutes of your valuable time to watch. Maybe the screen capture pulled you in or the title grabbed your attention, or perhaps you were linked to it by some misguided friend. Regardless about 7 times out …

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Jan 22 2014

I’m Tempted to Kick it: Military Inflatable Satellite Dish

How many of you remember the gigantic satellite dishes that used to be required in order to watch satellite television? The ones that would physically turn when you changed the channel. We used to have one in our yard. We would always flip the channels from Cartoon Network to Nickelodeon when someone was mowing the …

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Jan 16 2014

I’ll do it: Send a Message to an Astroid

NASA has put out an invitation for everyone to have their name etched on a microchip and then fired at a passing asteroid. I’m guessing this is in a hope to make future visiting life forms more friendly to those with familiar names. Everybody who thinks space is cool go try this out. You’ll be …

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Jan 10 2014

Thank You: Finally an Explanation for Why the Solar System is Flat

Don’t you love it when after years of stewing over a particular question you finally stumble upon the answer. That just happened to me. Since I was in Middle School I’ve wondered why our solar system is flat, or close enough not to matter. No one has ever been able to give me an answer. …

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