Ask Ethan #2: Meet the Oort Cloud

“The great oak of Astronomy has been felled, and we are lost without its shadow.” –Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, on the passing of Jan Oort In our new semi-regular series, readers from all over the world (and in low-Earth orbit, too, because why not!) are invited to send in their questions and suggestions for a chance to … Read moreAsk Ethan #2: Meet the Oort Cloud

The Biggest Storm Ever on a Small, Small World

“For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.” –Ann Druyan Here on Earth, we are well aware of how devastating storms can be. From … Read moreThe Biggest Storm Ever on a Small, Small World