A Telescopic Happy Birthday April 28, 2018

Launched on April 24th, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope is the first major optical telescope placed in space. Operating now for twenty-eight years an

Update: Is a Heavenly Palace on Earth? April 6, 2018

Update: It really did crash! A mostly broken-up space station, the Tiangong-1, crashed somewhere in the South Pacific on April 2nd, 2018. Since Janua

Physics, Cosmology, and A Sense of Humor March 16, 2018

One of the greatest physicists of all time, Stephen Hawking, died this week at the age of seventy-six. His investigation of the universe and explanati

Who Would You Call from the Moon? March 9, 2018

No matter who you’d call, it wouldn’t be a cheap call, that’s for sure! This week, two companies, Vodaphone and Nokia, announced efforts to buil

A Car in Space? February 9, 2018

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, is pushing for another space race. In fact, he wants companies to create ambitious goals and think outside the box (or p

The Total Solar Eclipse Was So 2017 … January 26, 2018

On January 31st, parts of the world will be treated to a viewing of a rare space phenomenon known as a “super blue blood lunar eclipse.” W

An Astronaut and His Sandwich January 26, 2018

Well, nothing good comes out of it, that’s for sure. This week, John Young, one of the longest-serving astronauts in the history of NASA, died at th

Dinner Table Conversation: What Happens When You Take a Sandwich into Space? January 19, 2018

Well, nothing good comes out of it, that’s for sure. This week, John Young, one of the longest-serving astronauts in the history of NASA, died at th

Australia Joins the Space Exploring Fun … Officially October 19, 2017

Ever heard the saying better late than never? If not, it means that it’s better to show up for something late than to never show up at all. In t

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