Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Something That Makes Me Inordinately Happy...

Just in case your planet is going to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass or something...  NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab has created a great little widget to allow you to design your very own custom planet from any one of the many lifeless rocks currently hurtling through the void. Using their "Extreme Planet Makeover" you can terraform a world at the click of a button or if it better suits your fancy, make it hostile and lifeless.  The possibilities are mind boggling, (if you indeed have a mind that is prone to Boggle).

I fear that the waiting list is rather long, however, as the planet of Magrathea is currently closed and if NASA has the technology to build a custom planet... well, then they're holding out on us, I think.

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