Back in 2011, NASA launched an ambitious probe mission to study Jupiter; that extraordinarily massive ball of swirling gases orbiting the sun as the next stop after Mars. It’s so massive, in … Continue Reading Some of the spectacular images from NASA’s Juno probe mission to Jupiter
On October 2nd, NASA/JPL released this ‘postcard‘ from the Curiosity rover showing the higher regions of Mount Sharp as viewed from the rover’s work-site in the Gale Crater. The scene seems jarringly familiar … Continue Reading What are the True Colors of the Martian Landscape?
Pulsars are one of my favorite astronomical phenomena. They are an amazing consequence of some fascinating physics and one possible end-result of the largest known explosions in the universe. So…what is … Continue Reading Space Phenomena: Pulsars
NASA has taken a delightfully unusual approach to bringing awareness to some of the potentially habitable exoplanets out there among the stars. Under the moniker Exoplanet Travel Bureau, the renowned … Continue Reading NASA Reveals Superb Travel Posters for Exoplanets
Natural History is a broad field of study that includes not just the study of the physical and biological aspects of Earth, but also of Space. So, in recognition of … Continue Reading Hubble Space Telescope Team Revisits the ‘Pillars of Creation’ + Images Andromeda at 100 Megapixels
Water can be considered special for any number of reasons. Water provides a foundation (in more ways than one) for all life on this planet. Water has a solid state … Continue Reading Just Add Space Dust: How Solar Winds and Interplanetary Dust Combine to Form Water
I’m a sucker for great infographics and National Geographic really takes the cake with this one. Published back in 2008, Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco published this fantastic infographic detailing … Continue Reading National Geographic’s Incredible “50 Years of (Space) Exploration” Infographic