Posted by Brockzilla on Flickr. I'm glad there are kids growing up now who see robots and think, "Friend." (Let's hope they never meet Skynet.)
It's always a great feeling of satisfaction to watch the sun go down on your ultimate mobile death fortress, and know that you've put in a proper day of crushing and incinerating. With a spot of imploding, for good measure. Concept art by Manchu SF.
WATCHING OVER US IN THE NIGHT | A brand new super-spooky picture of the Helix Nebula, looking bluer than ever and even more like a giant eye of Sauron in space. Tons more details at Universe Today.
OHAI PENGUINS | "Penguins" — awesome concept art by Nicponim on CGHub. Check out tons more amazing art at the link.
BETTER THAN TATTOOINE | Our own Ron Miller shares his artist's impression of Kepler 47c, the first binary star system with more than one planet in it. Check out the full version below.
NUTHIN BUT MECH | This is one of the many amazing illustrations by Lorin Wood that you'll find in the multi-artist collection Nuthin But Mech, in stores now. If you like mech (and who doesn't?) you won't want to miss it.
FALLEN WARRIOR | "After the Giants War" by Moonxels on Deviant Art. "Now these almost indestructible shells are the foundations of newborn cities."
THE SKIES ALL AGLOW | Dazzling auroras hang in the Antarctic skies over Concordia Station, a European research site run by the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic Program. This is a rare break in the non-stop darkness of the Antarctic winter. Via Space.com
BRACE FOR IMPACT! | A Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun heads towards Earth in a still from Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine, a four-minute NASA short showing at planetariums around the world. See more beautiful Dynamic Earth stills here.