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A Strato What? September 29, 2018

Imagine an airplane with a wingspan (the distance between the outer tips of the wings) longer than a football field. Well, it’s being built as we sp

Tennis Is Out Of This World September 7, 2018

Astronauts have been having a little bit of fun in space lately. After all, it can’t be all space work all the time, right? Well, astronauts do

Grease In Space August 24, 2018

If you think outer space is nice and clean, think again. Recent research by an Australian-Turkish team shows that there is plenty of grease in space.

What’s That On Mars? August 17, 2018

Even though Mars is considered too dry and cold for water to exist on its surface, scientists recently found large amounts of water trapped under the

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