Category: Science

Galaxy of Horrors

Happy Halloween everyone! NASA has put out a set of creepy space posters for some truly bizarre and terrifying exo-planets on their “Galaxy of Horrors” web site. Drop by and learn all about the chillingly haunted galactic graveyard, the dark matter skeleton of our cosmos, the pulsar poltergeists of undead...

NASA Launches New Mars Rover

Exciting news in space! NASA has launched the new Mars Rover “Perseverance” and the craft is now safely on its way to Mars. Perseverance, aka “Percy,” will reach Mars in February 2021, and (hopefully) land safely in Jezero Crater. Perseverance is designed very similar to the Curiosity rover, but has...

SpaceX Launches Astronauts

NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched the first crewed Falcon 9 with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station! This is the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that astronauts have been launched from U.S. soil. Until now, NASA has relied...

Accurate Science in “The Expanse”

“The Expanse” is among my favorite sci-fi shows, and probably my favorite that is currently on going. One thing I really love about “The Expanse” is how accurate they try to keep the science. It’s not perfect, of course–there is still a lot of rule-bending–but “The Expanse” does not outright...

First Actual Image of a Black Hole

I know its all over the science news, but I thought I’d post about it too. Here is the first true image of a distant black hole, teased out of a world-spanning network of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope. You can read more about it on this article at...

Awesome NASA Mission Posters

Take a look at these awesome NASA mission posters! These are actually made by NASA and not fans, and they’re slightly corny, which makes them all the better! You can see a lot more of them on this BoredPanda article, or this SpaceFlight101 article. Someone at NASA really put a lot...

Helicopter on Mars? Why not!

NASA and JPL are already kicking their Mars 2020 project into high gear. One of the really exciting things about the mission, which is expected to launch in (you guessed it) 2020, is the fact that the Opportunity-like rover is going to launch a helicopter drone. That’s right. A helicopter....

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy

SpaceX has successfully launched their new Falcon Heavy rocket! This was the massive rocket’s first test launch, and Elon Musk had given it a 50/50 chance of blowing up. But the launch was literally picture perfect, and rocket succeeded not only in delivering its cargo into orbit, but also managed...

‘Twas The Rocket Before Christmas…

On Friday, December 22nd, 2017, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenburg Air Force base, near Los Angeles, at around about 5:30 PST (around sunset). This was nothing unusual, but what was usual was the atmospheric conditions, and the fact that the rocket’s contrail caught the sunlight at a...

Fare Thee Well, Cassini

Launched in 1997 and arriving at Saturn in 2004, the Cassini-Huygens mission was a phenomenal success, lasting some 10 years beyond its initial 3 year mission. The spacecraft gave us thousands of pictures of Saturn, gigabytes of scientific data, and launched the Huygens probe into Titan, giving never-before-seen footage of...