Have Scientists Just Discovered The First Alien Civilization? (Synopsis)

When we look at the vast expanse of stars in the night sky, we can’t help but wonder what else is out there. Not just at the gas giants, rocky worlds, comets, asteroids, moons, and homeless planets strewn throughout our galaxy and all the galaxies beyond our own, but about what life — what possibilities … Read moreHave Scientists Just Discovered The First Alien Civilization? (Synopsis)

Astroquizzical: Why doesn’t a globular cluster collapse? (Synopsis)

When you take a large amount of mass and put it all together in a small volume of space, you fully expect gravity to do its thing, and eventually collapse things down as far as they’ll go. You can imagine that for compact masses with large distances between them — like planets in the solar system … Read moreAstroquizzical: Why doesn’t a globular cluster collapse? (Synopsis)

Mostly Mute Monday: Enceladus, the erupting snowball moon of Saturn (Synopsis)

“My Lord, the fleet has moved out of lightspeed. Com Scan has detected an energy field protecting an area of the sixth planet of the Hoth System. The field is strong enough to deflect any bombardment.” –General Veers, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Out beyond Saturn’s main rings lie a number of prominent moons: … Read moreMostly Mute Monday: Enceladus, the erupting snowball moon of Saturn (Synopsis)

Comments of the Week #81: From photons and time to long-lost asteroids

“The more people rationalize cheating, the more it becomes a culture of dishonesty. And that can become a vicious, downward cycle. Because suddenly, if everyone else is cheating, you feel a need to cheat, too.” –Stephen Covey It’s been a really eventful week, with topics from the fundamental to the cosmic all under scrutiny here at Starts … Read moreComments of the Week #81: From photons and time to long-lost asteroids

Ask Ethan #110: What Did The Sky Look Like When Earth First Formed? (Synopsis)

“In such moments, offering up his heart at the hour when the flowers of night inhale their perfume, lighted like a lamp in the center of the starry night, expanding his soul in ecstasy in the midst of the universal radiance of creation, he could not himself perhaps have told what was passing in his … Read moreAsk Ethan #110: What Did The Sky Look Like When Earth First Formed? (Synopsis)

The Top 8 Worlds In Our Solar System For Life (Synopsis)

“If I had to describe myself to an alien I’d say I was bigger than the average human, enjoy a drink or two with a good meal and have a bigger head than most. I’d also say I’m really handsome — especially if they were a female alien.” –Dwayne Johnson The fact that Earth has not only … Read moreThe Top 8 Worlds In Our Solar System For Life (Synopsis)

Mostly Mute Monday: Water On Mars (Synopsis)

“If I want water, I’ll have to make it from scratch. Fortunately, I know the recipe: Take hydrogen. Add oxygen. Burn.” –Andy Weir It wasn’t merely one discovery that led to the announcement of liquid water on Mars, but a slew of pieces of evidence of a watery past, including dried-up riverbeds, sedimentary rock formations, … Read moreMostly Mute Monday: Water On Mars (Synopsis)