This week in the Twitterverse, our favorite geeks marveled at the cosmos, onset pranksters, and their own nerded-out kitchens. Star Trek Into Darkness actor Simon Pegg unveiled the culprit behind the movie's biggest practical joke, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Bobak Ferdowsi introduced us to our new favorite nebula. See Simon, Bob, and more in our top tweets of the week from geeks we love.
Mars Curiosity Flight Director Bobak Ferdowsi is entranced by the Grand Nebula, two of the brightest starts in the Milky Way estimated to be between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth.
— Bobak Ferdowsi (@tweetsoutloud) September 6, 2013
Benedict Cumberbatch was the unfortunate victim of the Neutron Cream prank on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness, but costar Simon Pegg reveals: he's not the mastermind behind this piece of mischief!
I'm getting a lot of credit for the Neutron Cream prank but Chris Pine was a key instigator and deserves props. He really ran with it.
— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) September 6, 2013
The Star Wars Craft Book author Bonnie Burton's kitchen has the raddest, geekiest pot holders.
— Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl) September 3, 2013
The Sync Up host Veronica Belmont stopped by to discuss her most outrageous reads for geek girls!
— Veronica Belmont (@Veronica) September 5, 2013