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NASA scientists have a mind-blowing pumpkin-carving contest

NASA's Halloween pumpkin designs are even more high-tech than you'd imagine.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 28, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 5:04 pm CDT

Just in case you need another reason to love NASA scientists, we just discovered the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s annual pumpkin-decorating contest.

NASA engineer Aaron Yazzie has been tweeting photos and video of those Halloween pumpkins, and some of them are seriously impressive. For instance, this mechanized Pacman pumpkin is a lowkey technological marvel.

Inevitably, someone made an election-themed pumpkin.

Yep, it’s safe to say that NASA’s pumpkins put everyone else’s carved Jack-o’-Lantern designs to shame.

 H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Oct 28, 2016, 10:21 am CDT