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The overview effect describes the incredible perspective shift that astronauts have experienced while looking down upon Earth from space. These macrocosmic views which make us look microscopic (e.g. Blue Marble, Pale Blue Dot) inspire us to reconsider our values, priorities, and place in the Universe.
Now in our cybershop: Russian space pens! These durable, water-resistant writing tools perform smoothly in zero-g environments and feature cores which can withstand temperatures of 6646° F (3675° C). Sold in sets of six at less than half the price of a Fisher Space Pen.
"The first humans who will step foot on Mars are walking the Earth today."
45 years ago today, Neil Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon. Now we’re ready to make the next giant leap to Mars. Learn how NASA plans to pave a path for manned / womanned missions to the red planet in the coming decades.
Nothing says “summer” like floating iridescent spheres!
Speaking of bubbles: “Supermoons" are neat and all, but did you know that we live inside of a superbubble which spans hundreds of light-years? Furthermore, our galaxy is cushioned between two immense bubbles of unknown origin which span tens of thousands of light-years. If your eyes could see gamma rays, these bubbles would engulf more than half of the visible sky.