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Space-O-Lanterns: 7 Minutes of Terror/Dragon Edition

Need some inspiration for carving your Halloween pumpkin? Look no further. Last year we featured some amazing feats of Halloween pumpkin carving, and this year the field is just as impressive. And what could be scarier than seven minutes of terror and Dragons? This year many carvers went with a Mars Science Laboratory theme, as did Will Gater, who brandished his carving knife in this outstanding re-creation of Curiosity being lowered by the Skycrane.

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Liz Warren (@spasmunkey) carved an eery view of Curiosity on Mars.

Curiosity lasering a rock “for science!” said carver and planetary scientist Dr. Sarah Horst (@PlanetDr)

Someone at Johnson Space Center (@NASA-Johnson) is pretty handy with a pumpkin carving knife and deftly paid tribute to SpaceX’s recent success with the Dragon capsule visiting the International Space Station and safely returning cargo and experiments.

And here’s a timelapse video of a pumpkin artist creating a tribute to the recent Red Bull Stratos jump from the stratosphere:


Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • SJStar October 30, 2012, 3:06 PM

    “And what could be scarier than seven minutes of terror and Dragons?”

    One of my wicked anti-American rants, I’d think…