Messier Monday: The First Extragalactic Globular, M54 (Synopsis)

“A hungry man can’t see right or wrong. He just sees food.” –Pearl S. Buck But what of a hungry galaxy? As it turns out, pretty much anywhere in space, it’s the biggest galaxies that are the hungriest, seeing all their smaller, neighboring galaxies as food. This was the case for the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical … Read moreMessier Monday: The First Extragalactic Globular, M54 (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #28: The end of the Universe, world, and one wonderful dog

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” -Sylvia Plath It’s been two weeks since our last edition of our Comments of the Week, and from the heartbreaking to the mystifying, there’s a lot we’ve written about and explored together. If you missed … Read moreComments of the Week #28: The end of the Universe, world, and one wonderful dog

Ask Ethan #54: What’s the Earliest Signal from the Universe? (Synopsis)

“From earliest times, humans — explorers and thinkers — have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we’ve done that is through storytelling. It is difficult to let the truth get in the way of a good story.” –Adam Savage When we look back into the Universe, there’s a wonderful, remarkable story that it … Read moreAsk Ethan #54: What’s the Earliest Signal from the Universe? (Synopsis)

Throwback Thursday: Finding the Universe’s first atoms (Synopsis)

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” –Carl Sagan That might be true: all the heavy elements — in theory — were created after at least one generation … Read moreThrowback Thursday: Finding the Universe’s first atoms (Synopsis)