The Hubble Space Telescope Is Falling (Synopsis)

“When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways – either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” -Dalai Lama Orbiting at hundreds of miles above Earth’s atmosphere, you’d think the Hubble Space Telescope would be safe and stable for … Read moreThe Hubble Space Telescope Is Falling (Synopsis)

5 NASA Photos That Changed The World (Synopsis)

“Truth in science, however, is never final, and what is accepted as a fact today may be modified or even discarded tomorrow. Science has been greatly successful at explaining natural processes, and this has led not only to increased understanding of the universe but also to major improvements in technology and public health and welfare.” … Read more5 NASA Photos That Changed The World (Synopsis)

5 Surprising Facts About The First Galaxies In The Universe (Synopsis)

“Suddenly whole new programs open up, things you can do that you could never do before. It’d be great scientifically, it’d be great for the nation, for educators, for students, and it’d be just great for the public at large.” -Garth Illingworth Looking farther and farther into the distant Universe is the equivalent of looking … Read more5 Surprising Facts About The First Galaxies In The Universe (Synopsis)

Successfully predicting the future requires theoretical science (Synopsis)

“The physicist is like someone who’s watching people playing chess and, after watching a few games, he may have worked out what the moves in the game are. But understanding the rules is just a trivial preliminary on the long route from being a novice to being a grand master. So even if we understand … Read moreSuccessfully predicting the future requires theoretical science (Synopsis)

The ‘Eye Of Creation’ Holds The Secrets To Cosmic Life And Death (Synopsis)

“The origin and evolution of life are connected in the most intimate way with the origin and evolution of the stars.” -Carl Sagan When it comes to dying stars, supernovae get all the press. They may be the largest and most massive stars to die, but hundreds of times more common are the planetary nebulae … Read moreThe ‘Eye Of Creation’ Holds The Secrets To Cosmic Life And Death (Synopsis)

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe (Synopsis)

“Gamow was fantastic in his ideas. He was right, he was wrong. More often wrong than right. Always interesting; … and when his idea was not wrong it was not only right, it was new.” -Edward Teller 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was so small it’s almost laughable. We still were mired … Read more11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe (Synopsis)

We’re Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void (Synopsis)

“No matter what technique you use, you should get the same value for the expansion rate of the universe today.” -Ben Hoscheit When you think of the Universe on the largest scales, you likely think of galaxies grouped and clustered together in huge, massive collections, separated by enormous cosmic voids. But there’s another kind of … Read moreWe’re Way Below Average! Astronomers Say Milky Way Resides In A Great Cosmic Void (Synopsis)

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes (Synopsis)

“N6946-BH1 is the only likely failed supernova that we found in the first seven years of our survey. During this period, six normal supernovae have occurred within the galaxies we’ve been monitoring, suggesting that 10 to 30 percent of massive stars die as failed supernovae.” -Scott Adams Everyone knows the recipe for a black hole: … Read moreSurprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes (Synopsis)

Hubble views the final frontier for dark matter (Synopsis)

“We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known universe.” -Edwin Hubble When you look out at the distant Universe, you … Read moreHubble views the final frontier for dark matter (Synopsis)

How Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever? (Synopsis)

“We’ve taken a major step back in time, beyond what we’d ever expected to be able to do with Hubble. We see GN-z11 at a time when the universe was only three percent of its current age.” -Pascal Oesch Arriving at our eyes after a journey of 13.4 billion years, the light from galaxy GN-z11 … Read moreHow Lucky Was Hubble To Find The Most Distant Galaxy Ever? (Synopsis)