visualizations

Alien Worlds

Explore Distant Exoplanets With These NASA Simulations

Scientists have discovered thousands of alien worlds beyond the solar system. Here’s what some of them might look like on the surface.
Becky Ferreira
5.30.18
Start Rolling Your Blunts

Roll Your Blunts and Take a Trip Through the Orion Nebula

A close-up view of one of the night sky’s most spectacular features.
Becky Ferreira
5.17.18
nasa

NASA Just Dropped Its Most Detailed Video Tour of the Moon Yet

Thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, high-resolution imagery of our closest neighboring world is more accessible than ever.
Becky Ferreira
4.11.18
Way-Wayback Machine

Stare Into the Vacant Eyes of Some Tweens Who Lived 30,000 Years Ago

Nice mammoth-bone beadwork, Sungir folks.
Becky Ferreira
10.6.17
nasa

Google’s ‘Timelapse’ Exposes Human Damage to Earth Over 32 Years

From the development of the Alberta oil sands to the desertion of Chernobyl, our satellites have been watching.
Becky Ferreira
12.2.16
Motherboard Blog

Nearly 2,000 Planets That Could Hold Water, Visualized

Not too hot, not too cold, and not very close to home at all.
Clinton Nguyen
12.17.15
video

Watch What Happens When a Black Hole Swallows a Star

It’s not clean, that’s for sure.
Clinton Nguyen
10.22.15
News

This Technicolor 3D Cancer Model Lets Researchers Glimpse a Tumor’s Evolution

Each color represents the out-of-control behavior of different cell types.
Emiko Jozuka
8.26.15
video

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into a Hologram Projector

All you need is an old jewel case and X-acto knife.
Rachel Pick
8.3.15
videos

This Scientist Has a Hidden Warehouse of 4-Dimensional Bottles

A man with that many impossibly shaped objects has to be up to something.
John Ambrosio
6.23.15
video

This Projection Map of Stalingrad Is Insanely Detailed and Convincing

You feel like you could touch it.
Adam Owen
6.19.15
uk

Digital Anthropologists Explore What It Means to Be a Human in a Dataverse

The point when the dataverse replaces the universe.
Emiko Jozuka
5.25.15
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