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SPACE LETTUCE!

The time has come for me to buy my own firefly class spaceship, assemble a rag tag group of people to become my space family, and go on great adventures to see the outer reaches of the universe AND to become the GREATEST SPACE PIRATE OF ALL TIME. And now that I can grow my own produce in space, food will never be a problem again.

Click the jump for a video of the space guys eating space lettuce
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Ask Stephen Hawking whether he’s really a robot

Hold on to your battery powered propeller beanies! Starting Monday July 27th 8 a.m. ET through Tuesday August 4th you can post your questions on reddit and, over the next few weeks, the Hawkman himself will answer them! The AMA is presented by Nokia and WIRED. You can ask your reddit questions HERE.


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Pluto’s heart draws us back to space

As if we could stay away! I mean, we were acting coy, because we thought you didn’t like us as much as we liked you… you were all distant and cold… We’re sorry we left~

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Looks like the new discoveries on Pluto and its moons has reignited the public’s interest in space. I’m sure that NASA’s social media game helped with this, but the discoveries are pretty epic, and the pictures are gorgeous.
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UPDATE on Pluto’s heart

Hee hee, Pluto DOES know the way to my heart~

Back in March NASA put out a survey on OurPluto.org asking the public to think up names for all of the new geologic features they will find on Pluto and its four moons-Styx, Nix, Hydra and Kereberos. They released the list of top contenders yesterday and let me tell you, it is the best list of baby/monument names one could ask for.

ALL the geeks came out to play in May. There were a number of categories, but in each one our geek flag flew proudly. Naming everything and everyone from Star Wars, to Lord of the Rings, to Aliens, Firefly, Dr. Who, Star Trek, etc. etc. It is a VERY good looking list of names, and I hope that Pluto has 9 mountains named; Mal, Wash, Zoe, Kaylee, Jayne, Inara, Book, River, and Simon-that form a ring around a heart shaped basin that they will call Serenity. PUT IT IN THE BOOKS NASA!

Click the link below for the full article and list of names
Pluto has the best names EVER!

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