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View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.

A group of ‘astronauts’ and a mechanical rover have set sail through the stars across North America to an impact crater near Mistastin Lake in the wilderness of Canada, travelling by helicopter rather than rocket ship, in what is known as an “analogue mission”: Beginning today (August 29), a team of scientists and engineers led…

Following on from last week‘s discovery of water that can freeze at room temperature, here’s another trick. Water at minus 130 degrees Celsius can flow like a thick fluid. The work carried out by Ove Andersson, a physicist at UmeĆ„ University, showed that by increasing pressure to 10,000 times the norm, ice could be coaxed…

Rare pics of Soviet lunar lander

Jalopnik has some wonderful pictures of relics from the Soviet Lunar Lander program, abandoned after the success of Apollo 11.

The World’s Largest Meteorite

Last year Neatorama’s Alex Zavatone happened to find himself near Angola on the African continent. While driving through Grootfontein, Namibia, he spotted a road sign that simply said “Meteorite.” Later he decided to make a 170 mile pilgrimage through beautiful and wild landscapes to Hoba to see what it was all about. You’ll have to…

Graphic artist Philip Bond drew this awesome set of female astronauts. You can see the whole collection on his Flickr page.

Swedish researchers have enlisted the help of artist Mikael Genberg to design a robot that will one day erect a tiny house on the moon. After landing on the lunar surface in 2012, the autonomous robot will scout for a suitable location and build a small red cottage, in keeping with the Scandinavian style. The…