I'm lucky to live at a time when my species is doing such incredible things, and there are surely plenty of historic moments still to come. And I'm hopeful about Comet ISON next November...
The question of when Voyager 1 will leave the solar system is exciting, but generally not important. The fact is that it will soon, or already has -- and therefore it has moved the human race into a new chapter of humanity as interstellar beings.
The best visualization for the flatness of planetary systems is that they are somewhere in between that of a pancake and that of a crepe. Gives food for thought next time you eat at your local IHOP.
When I got an email saying that Dr. Charles Elachi would be speaking at MIT on September 17th, I knew I didn't want to miss it.
Yes, there are human beings who don't believe in the greenhouse effect. I'm not sure why - with origins dating back to Svante Arrhenius's work in the 19th century, it's hardly a radical new concept.
Studying our solar system can take a human being into an awesome realization that science today completely dominates new horizons of development.
It turned out that the time Dr. Nicholas Patrick had actually spent flying in space had accounted for only .6 percent of his total time as an astronaut! However, the way he spent 1/3rd of his time was something he found just as satisfying -- engineering.
What kept me going was the knowledge that on Wednesday, the day after my last midterm, Mars would be at its closest to the Earth all year.
Nine years ago today, I'd been visiting Washington D.C. with a group from my church when we'd heard that the Space Shuttle Columbia had been lost on reentry.
Here's a month-by-month listing of events I'm excited for in 2012.
If you're in New York City before Aug. 12, I wholeheartedly recommend seeing Beyond Planet Earth.
The next time you check your moves in the mirror and reflect on how special you are, consider that somewhere in this universe or in another parallel universe, your double might be doing the same.
I never thought I'd meet astronauts, especially not several of them twice. I never thought I'd see a space shuttle launch. I never thought I'd get to work for NASA. But I did, and I owe it to you.
By Dr. Janice Bishop, Senior Scientist SETI Institute October 3, 2011 Two small depressions on Mars found to be rich in minerals formed by water coul...
Galileo could probably see more stars from Florence than we could from Boston, but I had a feeling his sense of relaxation in turning to the skies after a long day was probably similar to my own.
By Dr. Rachel Mastrapa; Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute, and Gail Jacobs Rachel Mastrapa studies the ...