While the scientific capability to input Pluto’s atmosphere and topographic features into a system that simulates 50,000 years of the dwarf planet’s evolution is impressive, the question stands: will scientists ever be able to explain the evolution of your ex’s icy heart? READ MORE »
If Miss Frizzle from The Magic School Bus were a real person, she’d be very excited about today. Space Camp graduates and current astronomy majors are probably losing their shit too. Here’s how to watch Mercury’s transit today, because it’s going to be a very cool.
So, what exactly is happening? Basically, we’ll be able… READ MORE »
Following the Superbowl mayhem, post-game programming transitioned seamlessly to The Late Show with Stpehen Colbert, which opened with Colbert tossing a football to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Landers in Afghanistan — a sweet gesture which unfortunately included the soldiers making a hacky joke about “eating dust.”
The next pass was caught by astronaut Scott… READ MORE »
Unfortunately they were an hour late to catch the game, but everyone knows that Kim Jong-un is a bigger basketball fan anyways. READ MORE »
Massive blizzard Jonas arrived and dumped itself all over the Northeastern United States covering Washington D.C. and New York City with over two feet of snow in some areas and 30 inches at the highest point in Virginia on Saturday afternoon.
Yours truly is stuck inside as NYC Mayor De Blasio has encouraged… READ MORE »
Last week, a group for British astronomers and philosophers from the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute entered into a competition to figure out the best way to tell aliens what us Earthlings all about. The competition is organized by Breakthrough Initiatives, a project backed by the likes of Stephen Hawking and Seth MacFarlane seeking to accelerate the search for life outside… READ MORE »
Since the Earth is slowly dying because human beings are garbage monsters, scientists have decided it’s time to try and move to Mars.
In preparation for this, they have started a year-long project to simulate life on Mars so that we can all be ready to move there ASAP.
Despite scientific… READ MORE »
NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t she lovely? Check out that heart-shape on the surface. <3 "We have completed the initial reconnaissance of the Solar System, an endeavour started under President… READ MORE »
All of our X-Files fans listen clearly, the theme song is real!
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill graduate student Daniel Bowman designed an infrared microphone recording device to go into space and record space sounds I guess?
It’s super cool and creepy and we suggest you kick off your weekend… READ MORE »
Tomorrow, our humble little planet will bear witness to a solar eclipse, the spring equinox, and a supermoon! The low odds of all three events happening in one day paired with Tuesday’s solar storm and resulting auroras make this a week for the books. I’ve decided to believe that it simply must be a sign of something great. Here’s what to expect and how… READ MORE »
There’s a new model that hypothesizes that the universe did not start with the Big Bang, and that, in fact, the universe has no beginning or end in time. Like, the universe never started, and the universe is never going to end.
I’ll do my best to explain this, not being a physicist… READ MORE »
The universe is smiling down on us—almost literally. The Hubble Telescope has captured a “smiley face” in space: two bright yellow eyes (a cluster of galaxies called SDSS J1038+4849), a white nose, and a faint smile and incomplete circle around the entire face. But those curving lines “don’t exist—or at least not in the form… READ MORE »
Humans have yet to set foot on Mars, but one British woman already wants to be the first to give birth on the red planet. Maggie Lieu, 24, is an astrophysics Ph. D. candidate at Birmingham University. She is also one of 600 people being considered for the Mars One project, which hopes to set… READ MORE »
Are you ready for your minds to be BLOWN? Via PBS and Scientific American, a new theory contends that when the Big Bang occurred and the universe expanded, it did so in two directions not just one, creating a mirror universe on the other side of the Big Bang. Except instead of time moving forward… READ MORE »
I’ve had one fork in my apartment since I moved in six months ago. Some may find this sad, but I find it liberating. No longer do I feel like I need to live in this self-imposed multiple fork prison that culture demands from us. Why do I need to spend more money on forks… READ MORE »
“For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept … Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, god. I’m just not really that interested. … I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.”
Of all the dumb reasons various famous women have… READ MORE »
Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But… READ MORE »
Did you get a chance to step outside last night/early this morning to look at the blood moon? This was the first full lunar eclipse in three years, and the first in a series of four that will conclude in September 2015. the Earth will begin to position itself between the sun and the moon for… READ MORE »
“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” Neil deGrasse Tyson’s reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s’ television documentary series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” is, so far, one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring shows I’ve ever watched. (Seriously, watching it I was more excited and moved than this little girl.) Jetting around in Tyson’s “Ship of the Imagination” — “free from… READ MORE »