NASA’s Halloween Pumpkins Take Carving to the Next Level

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If you’re still looking for some pumpkin carving inspiration, look no further than the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s out-of-this-world Halloween creations for their annual pumpkin carving contest.

According to Wired, contest participants had only an hour to create their intricate jack-o’-lanterns, but that time limit didn’t stop the team from producing some frighteningly good Halloween pumpkin art. The high-tech pumpkin masterpieces included an otherworldly space telescope, Giant Meteor 2016 that is about to crash into Donald Trumpkin and Hillary Clintkin, a Ninja Starshade pumpkin, Martian Sample Return Mission (complete with a spinning cow) and even a Mars Copter.

Take a look at some of the entries below:

NASA Takes Pumpkin Carving to the Next Level

Most Useless #NASAPumpkin pic.twitter.com/YkNbUzHQSc

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

Political Commentary #NASAPumpkin pic.twitter.com/w1YiK2zfUb

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

Martian Sample Return Mission #NASAPumpkin pic.twitter.com/4p2lvsy7MH

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

Swing Carousel #NASAPumpkin pic.twitter.com/LLdVRQcLij

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

A @Stranger_Things #NASAPumpkin pic.twitter.com/Uv3a88fUUV

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

A @NASASMAP pumpkin #NASAPumpkin pic.twitter.com/39sbaEO5D1

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

A “Happy 80th Birthday @NASAJPL#NASAPumpkin with a birthday card to sign. (JPL was founded on Halloween 1936) pic.twitter.com/FrivYuGQR9

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

And best for last, my group’s entry: Leonardo, the Mars Copter #NASAPumpkin! pic.twitter.com/3E0Mz0aC94

— Aaron Yazzie (@YazzieSays) October 27, 2016

Videos from the pumpkin carving contest can also be viewed on the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory‘s Flickr.

Which pumpkin carving design is your favorite? Sound off in the comments section below!

Photo credit: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Flickr

This article was written by Erica Abbott from Business2Community and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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