NASA engineers celebrate Halloween season with out-of-this-world pumpkin carvings

Posted at 7:51 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 07:53:10-04

We may all think we have good pumpkin carving skills, but in reality we're mere mortals compared to NASA engineers.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California held a pumpkin carving contest before Halloween this year. The JPL recently published a gallery of goodies from this year's contest on its Facebook page.

And let's just say, the entries are out of this world.

Among the contenders, a pumpkin containing candy in the form of Mars samples, a pumpkin swing that looks like something you'd see at an amusement park, and even a model of Juno orbiting Jupiter. 

Aaron Yazzie tweeted some gems from the competition with the hashtag #NASAPumpkin.

Be sure to check out his full coverage here.

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