ENGLISH AND BAD ENGLISH | A gorgeous matte painting from The Fifth Element by artist Wayne Haag. See more of his incredible work here.
ALIEN BY DESIGN | An exclusive look at concept art of the alien attackers from Battleship shows how George Hull and other designers created a whole slew of awesome attacking ships from scratch. See more here.
COSMIC RECKONING | Could this be what the end of our world will look like? Scientists who've studied four white dwarfs wreaking havoc on their surrounding planets think it might be. Find out more here.
ZERO FOOTPRINT | This is what it looks like to go "off the grid" completely in the United States. Check out more gorgeous photos by Eric Valli here.
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EARTH TO ENTERPRISE | The Space Shuttle Enterprise flies low over New York City on its way to a last great landing. Photo by Librado Romero/New York Times, via Facebook
IN SPACE NOONE CAN HEAR YOU SQUEE | Another absolutely stunning image from Ridley Scott's new movie Prometheus. See tons of pictures of the interior of this spaceship here.
SHINING CITYSCAPE | We love concept artist Josh Kao's gorgeous future cities. See more of them here.
THE ANCIENT ONES | Newly discovered exoplanets are nearly 13 billion years old — or almost as old as the Big Bang itself. Find out more here.
STRANGE MOONRISE | That gorgeous giant moon rising over the horizon? It's an optical illusion. Find out more about it here.
BEHOLD WESTEROS AND BEYOND | The most detailed map yet created of the continents in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Learn more about it here.
DINOSAUR ATTACK | Amazing art by Charles R. Knight, the first artist to bring dinosaurs and other megafauna to life. See more of his art here.
FOUR GALAXIES | Four galaxies smushed together in one corner of the universe, plus a fifth which only appears to be part of the group due to an optical illusion. Together, they are "Stephan's Quartet." More details here.
MEET YOUR TENTACLED DOOM | "Red Dawn of the Apocalypse" by elestrial — just one of the beautiful apocalyptic artworks featured in this gallery.
THE ULTIMATE CONFONTATION | "Finale," by B. Borkur Eiriksson, just one of 60 or so spaceship concept art wallpapers in our gallery.
HOW THIS MOON LOST ITS RINGS | An illustration of the view from the solar system's weirdest moon, Iapetus, which no longer has rings. Learn more here.
ENDANGERED BUT LOVABLE | A Pallid Bat, one of the endangered creatures photographed by National Geographic's Joel Sartore. See more photos here.