Ask Ethan #7: How to End the World

“If you are writing any book about the end of the world, what you are really writing about is what’s worth saving about it.” –Justin Cronin Well, it’s Friday again, and that means it’s time to dip into the question/suggestion box, and see what you’ve come up with for me. This week’s Ask Ethan comes … Read moreAsk Ethan #7: How to End the World

Messier Monday: The Last 'Original' Object, M103

“Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” –Winston Churchill To kick off every week for nearly a year now, we’ve begun it with┬áMessier Monday, where we take an in-depth look at the 110 deep-sky objects that make up … Read moreMessier Monday: The Last 'Original' Object, M103

The Strong Force for Beginners

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” –Georgia O’Keeffe When it comes to the Universe, it isn’t just the stuff that’s in it that’s important. It’s also how all that stuff interacts with itself and everything else. To … Read moreThe Strong Force for Beginners

Incredible Star Trails, from Earth and Beyond

“Building one space station for everyone was and is insane: we should have built a dozen.” –Larry Niven Here on the solid ground of the Earth, the Sun and Moon rise and set on a daily basis. During the hours where the Sun is invisible, blocked by the solid Earth, the stars twirl overhead in … Read moreIncredible Star Trails, from Earth and Beyond