Science Caturday: Laser Cats from Ceres

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This week, the NASA spacecraft Dawn captured a stunning image of Ceres, a dwarf planet between Mars and Jupiter.

Earlier pictures from Dawn had shown a bright spot on the surface, and as the spacecraft got closer, another was revealed. Experts are speculating on the cause of the mysterious lights, but we’re pretty sure that one of the kitties on Ceres accidentally left his high beams on.  Set to stun, Fluffy. We come in peace.

Science Caturday: Orion Kitteh Soars

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After some weather and technical delays, NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which may someday carry astronauts to Mars, completed a perfect high-orbit test flight yesterday. Orion Kitteh provides a dramatic re-enactment, minus the yucky water landing part.