October 17, 2015

Who’s Out There?—The Bottom Line

Here’s another way that our robotic missions might search for life in this solar system. Brown University reports that large glass deposits have been found on central peaks in impact craters on Mars.
October 15, 2015

Rogue Planets

Not everything in the universe has to play by the neatly set down rules of astrophysics—in fact, space is notorious for simply refusing to conform to […]
October 3, 2015

Depictions of astronomy in movies

Space, the stars and planets have become so commonplace in movies and popular media that we barely even heed their presence. All the same, these elements […]
September 29, 2015

5 Degrees to Consider for an Exciting Career in Astrophysics

By now, you know that astrophysics works with more than just stars, but you still love it. You could not imagine doing anything else with your […]
September 23, 2015

Scientists Capture Video Of Exoplanet 63 Light Years Away

University of Toronto released this video earlier this month. It’s made from a series of images captured between November 2013 and April 2015, and it shows […]
September 21, 2015

Io—Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon

Io is the fifth moon from Jupiter—the largest planet in our Solar System. It was the first of Jupiter’s moons to be discovered, and was found […]
September 17, 2015

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing: Mind-Blowing Things You Didn't Know

This past July marked the 46th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon. You’re probably familiar with the words uttered by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil […]
September 14, 2015

Who’s Out There?—M Dwarfs and Subice Oceans

Before Kepler 452b grabbed our attention with its near-Earth size orbit in the Goldilocks (liquid water) zone of a G2 sun like ours, the M dwarf stars were […]
September 7, 2015

Triton—Neptune’s Moon

Triton, the son of Poseidon (the Greek equivalent of the Roman God Neptune) in mythology, is the largest of the thirteen moons of Neptune that have been discovered.  It was discovered […]