Throwback Thursday: Discovering the Earth from Space (Synopsis)

“We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” –Bill Anders, Apollo 8 astronaut When you think about the most amazing sights available to humanity here on Earth, you probably don’t think about leaving Earth in order to capture them. But sometimes, doing exactly that … Read moreThrowback Thursday: Discovering the Earth from Space (Synopsis)

The Physics of a New Generation (Synopsis)

“You suddenly realize that you and your colleagues know something that no one else does… and that it is important. You’re lucky if it happens once in a lifetime. I’ve been super-lucky.” –Leon Lederman It’s the holy grail of modern particle physics: discovering the first smoking-gun, direct evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. Sure, there … Read moreThe Physics of a New Generation (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #24: From cosmic unknowns to hidden supernovae

“When a star goes supernova, the explosion emits enough light to overshadow an entire solar system, even a galaxy. Such explosions can set off the creation of new stars. In its own way, it was not unlike being born.” -Todd Nelson Did you follow all the action this past week over at the main Starts With A … Read moreComments of the Week #24: From cosmic unknowns to hidden supernovae

Ask Ethan #50: Why didn’t the Universe become a black hole? (Synopsis)

“Es ist immer angenehm, über strenge Lösungen einfacher Form zu verfügen.” (It is always pleasant to have exact solutions in simple form at your disposal.) –Karl Schwarzschild The Universe is a vast and complex place, full of a diversity of structure from the smallest scales to the largest. And yet, by many accounts, it’s a … Read moreAsk Ethan #50: Why didn’t the Universe become a black hole? (Synopsis)