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More from Flowers of the Sky—depictions of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars at the Public Domain Review.

Flowers of the Sky.

The Public Domain Review collected “depictions spanning almost a whole millennium – in chronological order – of comets, meteors, meteorites and shooting stars.”

For our latest podcast, The Skull, we did a little experiment in 3D printing.

Visit our Thingiverse page and print your own 2 million-year-old skull (or, if you don’t have access 3D printer, at least check out the nifty “thingview” option).

(Thanks to Henry Reich of MinutePhysics fame for snapping these photos!)

You’re handed a compass and a ball of string and told to carefully mark off the next two-thirds of a continent. Don’t mind the uncharted wilderness in your way…


Antique key pistols. 



Geographical and astronomical illustrations from the mid-1800s by John Philipps Emslie via The Wellcome Collection)

(via scientificillustration)