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Two things ThinkGeek. First off, make this Twinkling Stars Skirt in plus sizes. Second—make it in shorts because I’m very jealous right now.

We guarantee this skirt will put a twinkle in your step. Equipped with over 250 tiny LEDs, this midi-length skirt flatters many body types. You can set the lights to off (or wear it without the battery pack), and you’ll have a stellar ombre skirt featuring an actual star chart sure to spark conversation. But the real magic happens when you set the lights to On or Twinkle. Over 45 feet of LED wire lights sparkle inside the layers, looking like little fairy lights shining through the fabric.

Twinkling Stars Skirt ($59.99)

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Redditor Andromeda321 is an astronomer. Here we see her sporting a dress with the Hubble Deep Field on it. Could there be a more perfect dress for someone in her profession? I think not. However, she notes that she rarely wears it because she views it as “kinda cliche for an astronomer to wear”.

what, What, WHAT? If I was an astronomer you had better believe my entire wardrobe would be space-themed. She earned this style.

It appears that the version she is wearing came from Macy’s, but is no longer being sold. But, we did find a very similar version on Redbubble if you’re interested in owning it yourself.

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Jewelry designer Karen Konzuk doesn’t just design jewelry. She creates hand-crafted sculpture you can wear using unconventional materials like diamond dust and black-tinted concrete to create pieces that are truly breathtaking.

Her newest collection is called Stellar and features stars and constellations you can wear. Some of the pieces, like the ones featured here, are also inspired by kinetic sculpture. “Intense” is one way to describe them. See more below. [click to continue…]

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For photographer Aaron Sheldon‘s four-year-old son, visiting the doctor’s office was akin to entering an unfamiliar and foreboding abyss. However, his fear was conquered when he “decided to act brave like an astronaut”, and donned a spacesuit for the occasion.

The initial photograph of the experience has since grown into an awesome series entitled “Small Steps Are Giant Leaps“, which features the little astronaut wearing his spacesuit to a variety of locations. Sheldon notes:

My goal is that the images from my “Small Steps Are Giant Leaps” project will remind other moms or dads out there who may be losing their patience in line at the grocery store or coffee shop that our kids aren’t just acting like fools – they are exploring new frontiers. Our job as parents is to act as their mission control and co-pilot to make sure they can explore as much of their new world as possible.

Check out additional images below. [click to continue…]

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We are made of star stuff. With this Constellation Dress you will shine as bright as any star in the galaxy on a Saturday night.

Until the daylight comes.

On the plus side, you’ve identified a new constellation that looks a lot like someone with a hangover grasping a toilet for dear life.

Glow-In-The-Dark Constellation Dress ($49.99)

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The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) are responsible for the U.S. National Laboratory on the International Space Station. This year they teamed with Marvel to make an official mission patch that stars Groot and Rocket Raccoon.

Honestly, I’m not surprised. There’s a nerd or two working for NASA after all. In fact, I’ll be the other agencies are super jealous right now.

The patch was revealed at SDCC by CASIS rep Patrick O’Neill, who notes that the patch represents all of the scientific investigations on the station’s National Laboratory for 2016. From The Verge:

“These are characters who have a bit of a space-based background to begin with,” said O’Neill. “So both of [these] characters already embody some of the characteristics associated with what’s happening on the space station.”

Check out more details about the creation of the patch in the video below. [click to continue…]

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Since the dawn of humanity, we have gazed up at the stars, pointed at celestial bodies and asked ourselves: “What does that smell like?”

At long last we have an answer to the question that has burned at our very cores for millennia. Turns out comets smell a little like cat urine, rotten eggs and bitter almonds. [click to continue…]

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ThinkGeek is touting this Solar Orbit Necklace as “the most complete solar system jewelry we’ve ever carried”. It even includes the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Plus, it won’t break your neck!

Celebrate our friendly neighborhood star stuff with this Solar Orbit Necklace. Its 21″ length features not only the Sun and all the planets (including the one that got voted off the island), but also our Moon and the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. And there’s a little star shaped charm hanging off the 3″ extender, like a comet. For those who are about to complain that the beads are not to scale, here’s the deal: we wanted you to be able to lift your head despite the asteroids in the belt being visible. We think that’s a fair trade-off.

Solar Orbit Necklace ($39.99) [click to continue…]

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Did you think Elon Musk would settle for a utilitarian-looking spacesuit? Of course not.

Spacesuits for SpaceX need to be both functional and awesome looking. So they hired Jose Fernandez or Ironhead Studio, one of the best costume designers in the movie business, to help make it happen.

You’ve probably seen Fernandez’s work in movies like Batman v Superman, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Iron Man, Jupiter Ascending and more. In an interview with Bleep Magazine, Fernandez notes:

SpaceX, the company run by Elon Musk, reached out to me to ask if I would create a space suit. I didn’t know what SpaceX was and I thought it was a film. Then I realized it’s an actual space program. They were looking to get a suit built for Elon to look at for the program. They had two weeks to present the suit to him and I told them I couldn’t do a full suit in two weeks but that I may be able to do a helmet. There were four other companies working on bids as well and at the end of the process, he hated everything except the helmet. I worked with him for six months and at the end of that, we created a suit that they are now reverse-engineering to make functional for flight.

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These Moons Orbit Your Ears

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These Lunar Orbit earrings use natural minerals to put a geeky spin on the double-pearl-style:

We took the look of the double-pearl earring and put a geeky spin on it. See, if you’re not tied to the idea of the balls being pearls, you’ve got more space to play with the concept. And, you know, some natural minerals remind us of objects in our solar system. Take, for instance, sodalite. Looks a lot like the Earth from orbit, with clouds swirling in our atmosphere. And howlite kinda looks like the craggy surface of the moon. Thus, the Lunar Orbit Earrings were launched.

Plus, since each stone is natural, no two pairs are exactly alike.

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