Casio Is Releasing a Retro-Style, NASA-Themed G-Shock Watch

If Neil Armstrong were a wristwatch, he'd be this one.
If Neil Armstrong were a wristwatch, he'd be this one.
G-Shock US, YouTube

Just because you’re not headed to the Moon anytime soon doesn’t mean you can’t flaunt your passion for space exploration in other ways. To help you, Casio is releasing a NASA-themed G-Shock watch that looks like it was fashioned out of a space suit from the Apollo 11 days.

The white digital wristwatch, called the DW5600NASA20, features NASA’s classic worm logo in red on the face, an American flag on the band loop, and two images of the Moon: a silver one engraved on the case back, and a red one that appears in the bluish backlight when you check the time in the dark. Even the packaging plays into the theme; as Engadget points out, the watch comes in a tin that loosely resembles the Saturn V rocket.

nasa-themed g-shock watch and packaging
This packaging you probably won't want to throw away.

casio nasa watch case back
A silvery Moon engraved on the back of the watch.

In addition to its delightfully retro design, the G-Shock watch also has all the technological trappings you’d expect from a NASA-themed gadget, including shock resistance, water resistance up to 200 meters, a countdown timer, a multi-function alarm, a stopwatch, flash alerts, and more.

It costs $130, making it both one of the more reasonably-priced space-inspired timepieces on the market and, apparently, quite a hot commodity: Since its launch on April 24, the DW5600NASA20 has already sold out on the G-Shock website.

While you wait for Casio to restock, see if you have what it takes to be an astronaut with this aptitude test.

[h/t Engadget]

Blue Apron’s Memorial Day Sale Will Save You $60 On Your First Three Boxes

Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Scott Eisen/Getty Images

If you’ve gone through all the recipes you had bookmarked on your phone and are now on a first-name basis with the folks at the local pizzeria, it might be time to introduce a new wrinkle into your weekly dinner menu. But instead of buying loads of groceries and cookbooks to make your own meal, you can just subscribe to a service like Blue Apron, which will deliver all the ingredients and instructions you need for a unique dinner.

And if you start your subscription before May 26, you can save $20 on each of your first three weekly boxes from the company. That means that whatever plan you choose—two or four meals a week, vegetarian or the Signature plan—you’ll save $60 in total.

With the company’s Signature plan, you’ll get your choice of meat, fish, and Beyond foods, along with options for diabetes-friendly and Weight Watchers-approved dishes. The vegetarian plan loses the meat, but still allows you to choose from a variety of dishes like General Tso's tofu and black bean flautas.

To get your $60 off, head to the Blue Apron website and click “Redeem Offer” at the top of the page to sign up.

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NASA's Juno Probe Captures Stunning New Look at Jupiter's Swirling Atmosphere


Upon entering Jupiter's orbit in 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft provided us with an intimate look at the largest planet in our solar system. Four years later, the probe continues to shed light on the gas giant. Two new pictures taken by the JunoCam show Jupiter's swirling, iridescent atmosphere in striking detail, and they're raising new questions about the planet's composition, reports.

The first image, captured on February 17, 2020, shows bands of haze particles extending above the main level of Jupiter's eddying clouds. NASA scientists aren't sure what these bands might be, but one theory is that they're the byproduct of the jet stream bands that have been known to form around the same spot.

Close-up of Jupiter's atmosphere.
A close-up of Jupiter's atmosphere.
NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS; image processing by Gerald Eichstädt

In the second picture, taken on April 10, Jupiter's upper atmosphere is shown in even clearer definition. Different types of clouds can be picked out of the abstract scene; the smaller, brighter clouds that appear to rise up from the edges of the swirling patterns are called "pop-up" clouds.

Close-up of Jupiter's atmosphere.
A tapestry of various types of clouds.

Juno has performed more than 25 close fly-bys of Jupiter. Thanks to the data the spacecraft has gathered, we now know the planet's poles are covered by Texas-sized ammonia cyclones, and that its interior is much different from what was previously believed.