This week brings us science fact:

Science Fiction:

And both combined, as Rocket and Groot return to space on an official NASA patch:

The Guardians of the Galaxy NASA patch and much more of both below, including some sort of con in, I think, San Diego:

Mars is a destination for this real-world Magic Schoolbus:

Last week saw Star Wars Celebration Europe– with an awesome Cosplay Competition:

Bionic arms have made it ever closer to the one Luke received in a galaxy far, far away:

Move over, IKEA! Robot furniture may be the thing of the future:

And here’s a few videos from San Diego Comic-Con 2016:

Bonus: This recent Nature article examines the evidence for inhabitable planets orbiting a dwarf star.