August 5, 2015

Neutron Stars

Our sun is 2* 10^30 kilograms in weight- over three hundred thousand times the weight of the earth. However, since the sun is so tremendous, its […]
August 4, 2015

The US government reimbursed Buzz Aldrin $33 for his trip to the moon in 1969

Like any other American returning home from a business trip out of the country, former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin filled out an expense report and a […]
August 1, 2015

Planets: Gliese 581 c

Mankind has been tirelessly searching for planets that support or can support various forms of life, and Gliese 581 c is one of those few planets […]
July 29, 2015

Lego Ideas | Lunar Roving Vehicle

The Lunar Roving Vehicle (Lunar Rover) The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last […]
July 26, 2015

The Planets: WASP-12b

Each planet beyond the solar system carries with it a distinctive feature, or a mysterious color, or an unfounded phenomenon. However, WASP-12b is a famous exoplanet […]
July 24, 2015

Exoplanet TrES- 2b

Every planet has some feature distinctive to it that makes it a source of enigma. In this case, the exoplanet TrES-2b’s claim to fame is its […]
July 23, 2015

The Planet of Burning Ice

Gliese 436 b, or the Planet of Burning Ice, is one of the most exotic contradictions within the realm of human knowledge, for it is known […]
July 22, 2015

Who’s Out There?—Possibilities Keep Growing

Some of the new biological findings on Earth can inform our search for life elsewhere. Stem cells are a case in point. Even fat may contain […]
July 20, 2015

The Reality of The Martian’s Fiction

Ridley Scott’s The Martian is this century’s equivalent of Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon (1902). Both films feature humans setting foot on another world […]