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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.”

We are much, much closer to an answer than we have ever been in the history of the human species; we are on the cusp of knowing.
It weighed as much as a dozen African elephants or more than seven T. rex.
Sometimes, in the name of science, you must put tiny trousers on frogs.
An image of Saturn’s “sponge-textured moon” Hyperion.
(Are you checking NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on the regular? Don’t forget.)

An image of Saturn’s “sponge-textured moon” Hyperion.

(Are you checking NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day on the regular? Don’t forget.)

Then Professor Darlington tossed frogs off the roof, one by one.

This is a 3D print of Vincent Van Gogh’s severed ear. It was made using cells from his great-grandson [EDIT: actually his great-great-grand-nephew], Lieuwe van Gogh.

If you’re in Germany, you can stop by and whisper in it.

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!)