Amazon's Offering Cosmos on Blu-Ray Today for Just $22

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos is arguably one of the most important shows to come out in recent memory, and inarguably one of the most beautiful. I'm happy to report that it looks better than ever on Blu-ray, and you can own the entire series today for just $22. » 11/01/14 9:51am 11/01/14 9:51am

How the VFX Wizards Brought Distant Galaxies to Life in Cosmos

If there was one reason to remake Carl Sagan's Cosmos almost 34 years after it originally aired, it was to take advantage of the leaps and bounds made in visual effects over the past three decades. It allowed the folks at BUF, and other VFX shops, to use cutting-edge computer graphics to give us glimpses of the… » 9/23/14 5:13pm 9/23/14 5:13pm

New map shows where the Milky Way galaxy is inside its supercluster

For the first time, scientists have pinpointed where our galaxy stands amongst thousands of other galaxies in our home supercluster. The new map shows beautiful feathery strings linked together with the Milky Way galaxy placed on the edge of the newly named Laniakea supercluster, home to 100,000 other galaxies. » 9/03/14 6:36pm 9/03/14 6:36pm

This prediction for Humanity's next 40,000 years is worth fighting for

The last two minutes of Cosmos' eleventh episode are perhaps the most inspiring in the entire series—or at least the most uplifting. The sequence gives us a glimpse of humanity in the next few thousands years—the first few minutes of the next Cosmic Calendar year*—in the most optimistic way imaginable. » 5/28/14 8:01pm 5/28/14 8:01pm

What a creationist version of the Cosmos would look like

Funny or Die pokes fun of those who like listening to stories over understanding science in its latest: Creationist Cosmos. It's like the new Neil DeGrasse Tyson Cosmos reboot TV show only made for Creationists. So instead of explanations about the universe, we get very unscientific reasons of why things exist. It's… » 4/15/14 8:01pm 4/15/14 8:01pm

Tomorrow's Cosmos Debut Kicks Off With President Obama

The first thing you'll see tomorrow night when you tune in to Cosmos won't be Carl Sagan, or even Neil deGrasse Tyson. It'll be President Obama, kicking off the series premiere with a statement that "invites a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine… » 3/08/14 3:34pm 3/08/14 3:34pm

Cosmos Review: The Universe Gets a Much-Needed Reboot

When we found out that Seth MacFarlane—a man known more for fart jokes than a passion for science—was behind the reboot of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (premiering this Sunday at 9 pm EDT on Fox), we were understandably a little concerned. Fortunately, we were also totally wrong. If the first episode is any indicator,… » 3/07/14 4:24pm 3/07/14 4:24pm

The Eagle Nebula Couldn't Look Cooler

That top image is pretty, but the only way to see this incredible combination of dust and gas is to take in the whole image below. Holy crap, right? This picture, which was created in 2005 using Hubble data and digitally assigned colors, shows the Eagle Nebula surrounded by and intertwined with dust pillars that are… » 9/29/13 6:14pm 9/29/13 6:14pm

The Beginning of the Universe Explained

I've never been exactly sure of how the universe came to be—big bang boom thang a lang—but I'm certainly glad it shaped out the way it has. If you want to finally understand the beginnings of our universe, watch the video by CERN physicist Tom Whyntie above. Cosmologists and particle physicists try to trace back our… » 4/10/13 8:00pm 4/10/13 8:00pm

Coolermaster's Cosmos Chassis Looks Great, Conforms to ESA Standards

Coolermaster, a big name in DIY enthusiast PC cases, has just announced that their Cosmos line of chassis will conform to the Enthusiast System Architecture (ESA) initiative. ESA is supposed to allow more components to communicate with each other so people who build their own PCs can monitor exactly what's going on… » 11/12/07 2:41pm 11/12/07 2:41pm