On Friday, NASA released a haunting new image taken by the New Horizons space probe during its flyby of Pluto: a look at Pluto's atmosphere under infrared wavelengths. The result is a serene blue glow that outlines the dwarf planet in a perfect circle.
We are constantly asked for things. There are requirements, needs and pressures. Sometimes all this can be quite much t...
From its very first days, space exploration has been a highly visible, but strictly confidential, endeavor funded by various government agencies. Fifty-eight years after NASA was founded, space exploration still has the power to captivate and inspire.
It was January 28th, 1986, and I was ten years old. My fellow elementary school students and I had gathered proudly in the auditorium, eager to watch a teacher fly into space.
In these and other adventures lie proof that Reagan's hopes for the commercialization of space travel survive, now a full 30 years after the Challenger disaster.
Recently NASA astronaut Scott Kelly was spending time helping the first flower ever to bloom in space. He accomplished his mission on Sunday, sharing with the world a Twitter picture of a blood orange zinnia.
My dear Washington space establishment, There's never a good time for such things, but we need to talk. You know I care a lot abou...
If the predictions are correct -- if Planet 9 actually exists -- then our solar system will better comport with many of those we find elsewhere. And if our solar system is not so special, then there's added reason to suspect that the biology it has spawned may not be so unusual either.
The people of the 11th century might be disconcerted by today's technology, but they would have no trouble recognizing us. However, it's unlikely we would recognize humans a millennium hence. We live in times that are more than merely interesting.
In Tri-City, a new and unique course of study is being created -- a master's degree in space and satellite technology.
In 1977, there was no positive gay imagery in American culture. No movies or television shows had gay characters. "Coming out" was not a thing. I had no idea what homosexuality was. So ... Luke became my boyhood hero, my role model. He was someone who feels different and has a secret, like me.
Where were you a year ago? Were you better off? Worse off? In a different city, a different country? Not yet in a relationship, about to be a parent, ...
Maybe winter isn't sad because it's cold or windy or all those other sad things, but because when the sun sets at 4:30 or 5 and you gather the contents of your day in a small sack, you find it weighs less than you had hoped.
Since we arbitrarily impose a beginning and an end on our equitable distribution of days, let's reflect on some of the cycles that dominate our existence: the big ones over which we have no control, the smaller ones we might hope to influence, and those about which we don't yet know.
I am an architect who makes art. My education and practice as an architect have informed what I see, the way I think, and what, why, and how I make art.
Mars is back in the nighttime sky, Mercury crosses in front of the Sun, and a new mission arrives at Jupiter. These and more are the can't-miss astronomical events for 2016.