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We love tours of amazing things, and in How Astronauts Put on Space Suits, Norm from Tested really delivers on that front. With the help of Terry Dunn, Training Operations Manager of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, we get to see the EMU (extravehicular mobility unit) and every essential uniform piece that astronauts wear under the EMU’s shell.

We also get to see some very cool tools that have been specially made for the unique challenges of working while wearing the suit “outside” in space.

After the video, be sure to check out Tested’s photo gallery of their time with the iconic EMU suit, see more spacesuit photos at, and check out more NASA-related videos

This planet of robots have found harmony and great appreciation for the beauty and magnificence of their existence. This is Planet Four from Andy Martin’s Illustrated Aliens project. You can find the videos all here on Vimeo or at

We’d like to see what happens on your planets. What do your aliens or robots or animals look like and what do they do? Tweet the drawings to us to let us know!

Animation Director Andy Martin has been creating an alien a day at his Tumblr, Illustrated Aliens, and then uses those illustrations to help compose a monthly animated short about what their planet is like. Above, his January 2013 planet, Planet One, where the musical inhabitants get together and get a bit more than they bargained for. 

You can find them all here on Vimeo or at

There are a few more creatures in the archives. Or you can make up your own… what happens on your planets and what do your aliens look like? We’d like to see… Tweet your drawings to us.

Via kqedscience, this is a tour of two of our closest galaxies: the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. They are between 163,000 and 200,000 light-years away and hold a few hundred million stars like our sun. HD full screen.

These images are from astronomers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University, who used NASA’s Swift Ultraviolet/Optical satellite telescope to create the highest resolution, wide field surveys in ultraviolet light.

Read more information in the video’s About section, or watch The Beauty of Space Photography, or watch more videos about stars and galaxies.