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NASA Gave These Halloween Pumpkins The Geek Treatment

Using a few batteries and a little paint, literal rocket scientists made some really cool jack-o'-lanterns.

  • <p>This space telescope pumpkin has a spinning mechanism inside.</p>
  • <p>A flaming asteroid pumpkin hovers above the 2016 political scene.</p>
  • <p>The saw blade moves.</p>
  • <p>Darth Vader spins inside this pumpkin.</p>
  • <p>This spaceship pumpkin spins as it beams a cow up from Earth.</p>
  • <p>This pumpkin looks like an amusement park ride.</p>
  • <p>"Mars samples are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get."</p>
  • <p>A NASA pumpkin</p>
  • 01 /08

    This space telescope pumpkin has a spinning mechanism inside.

  • 02 /08

    A flaming asteroid pumpkin hovers above the 2016 political scene.

  • 03 /08

    The saw blade moves.

  • 04 /08

    Darth Vader spins inside this pumpkin.

  • 05 /08

    This spaceship pumpkin spins as it beams a cow up from Earth.

  • 06 /08

    This pumpkin looks like an amusement park ride.

  • 07 /08

    "Mars samples are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get."

  • 08 /08

    A NASA pumpkin

It only took NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory an hour to beat your best attempts at pumpkin carving. At the lab's annual pumpkin carving event, teams built elaborate pumpkin contraptions with multiple layers, moving mouths, and spinning mechanisms. One has a switch that, when flipped on, activates a robotic arm that turns the same switch off.

Slideshow Credits: 01 / Screenshots: Aaron Yazzie, @YazzieSays;

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