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SINISTER SOLAR SYSTEM

Feature | October 22, 2020

Introduction

Our universe is full of apparitions, mysterious sights, and spine-tingling sounds. Take a journey to some of the frightful corners of the cosmos.

Celebrate a Space Themed Halloween at Home

While Halloween will look a little different this year, you can still create a hauntingly good time at home. Here are a few ways to create the perfect space-themed Halloween in your space.

  • Decorate Your Walls With the “Horrors” of Our Galaxy​

    Beyond our solar system lie terrifying worlds full of horror and monsters. Learn more about zombie worlds, rains of terror, and flares of furry when you decorate your walls with the Galaxy of Horrors posters. Get in the sinister spirit and download the posters. Choose your favorite poster to download here. Or color your own.

  • Carve a Pumpkin Like a NASA Engineer

    Our engineers are famous for designing the next great spacecraft and telescopes, but did you know they were out-of-this-world pumpkin carvers? View their handiwork. Also view this kid-friendly set of pumpkin stencils to make your very own NASA-inspired design at home.

  • Dress Up as Your Favorite Planet

    Looking for easy costume ideas this year? Become one of your favorite planets! With eight different planets to choose from, your choice is sure to be a hit! Download these printable face cut-outs.

  • Travel to the Universe of Monsters

    In dark corners of the galaxy are worlds fit for creatures of the night. Explore the homes of Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula’s lair, the place where zombies roam, and more.

    Take a journey to these dark and sinister worlds

  • Use Your Favorite Candy Bar to Describe Rocks like a NASA Scientist

    The planets in our solar system are made of all kinds of geologic ingredients. By studying items such as soil, rocks, and minerals, scientists can learn how the planets in our solar system have formed and changed over time. Pick your favorite Halloween candy bar and learn how to study rocks like NASA scientists do!

Sinister Sounds of the Solar System

You’ve heard the creaks, cracks, and cackling noises of our universe before. Using data from our spacecraft, our scientists gathered NEW sinister sounds from the depths of space in time for Halloween.

Listen to our playlist filled with new “moans” and “whistles” from our universe that would scare the most ghoulish of creatures.

Read more about some of the sounds featured here.