One day, astronauts on deep space missions may explore the surface of unknown planets remotely—using a rover while they remain in orbit. That concept, though it sounds radically far-off, just got an important dry run.
Start your week with a healthy dose of otherwordly weirdness, courtesy of surrealist illustrator Tom Colbie — because nothing cures a case of the Mondays like a sword-wielding centaur in a space suit.
In case you missed it, NASA is bombing the Moon tomorrow morning at 7:31AM Eastern/4:31AM Pacific. Here you have a simulation of the projectile's approach, which will cause a 30-mile high plume. Check out how to watch it here.
If you have nothing to do on Friday, October 9, at 7:31AM Eastern/4:31AM Pacific, reserve that spot for some serious space fireworks. At that time you can see how NASA bombs the Moon from orbit using this huge thing:
The Segway Centaur is the newer, younger brother of the Segway that just about nobody—unless you're Steve Wozniak or a Chicago beat cop—is riding. This four-wheeled Segway looks more stable than the previous one, even when it's up on its hind wheels. The Centaur features a seat, handlebars, and the same type of…