Eta Carinae's 21-Year Outburst: A Cosmic Instant Replay!

“Not explaining science seems to me perverse. When you’re in love, you want to tell the world.” –Carl Sagan Nothing lasts forever in this Universe, not even the seemingly timeless stars in the sky. At any moment, any one of the brilliant, twinkling points of light from across the galaxy could run out of fuel, … Read moreEta Carinae's 21-Year Outburst: A Cosmic Instant Replay!

Defeating Hubble, from the ground!

“The Earth’s atmosphere is an imperfect window on the universe… atmospheric turbulence blurs the images of celestial objects, even when they are viewed through the most powerful ground-based telescopes.” –John Bahcall There’s no doubt that the Hubble Space Telescope has given us some of the most spectacular, high resolution views of the Universe. From the … Read moreDefeating Hubble, from the ground!

Learning all about the Eagle, all over again

“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 While large parts of the internet are blacked out … Read moreLearning all about the Eagle, all over again