My Close Personal Friend Adam Savage™ does a lot of fun stuff with the folks at Tested.com, including a podcast with Tested founders Will Smith and Norman Chan called “Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project”. The three of them ostensibly...Show More Summary
Back in the olden days, when the Sun was slightly cooler and the Universe a fraction smaller, I lived in Virginia. At the time (and apparently still today), for a little extra money you could purchase a “vanity” car license plate, with up to seven letters on it. Show More Summary
The odd behaviour of the Eta Carinae star system has puzzled astronomers since the 1800s, but now we might finally have an explanation
Today is the day after American Thanksgiving, considered to be the first shopping day of the Christmas season. Due to the onslaught of eager shoppers to stores, it’s been nicknamed Black Friday. It’s not restricted to the US, though....Show More Summary
There’s a very long list of things I feel thankful for this holiday, far too many to actually itemize. But somewhere on that list, well above the median line, would be these goofy creatures: We moved out to the country outside of Boulder...Show More Summary
Stories about exploration and wonder can be powerful antidotes to seemingly endless suffering and destruction.
LightSail's flight cameras are being prepped for installation after receiving a software upgrade and checkout from their manufacturer.
The same space rocks that brought precious metals to Earth's surface also knocked the moon's orbit off-kilter, robbing us of twice-monthly eclipses
This week marks the (very round number) anniversaries of two of the most important scientific papers ever published. One you’ve heard of — or at least, you’ve heard of the author and its concepts. The other you probably haven’t. YetShow More Summary
Path of the ISS as it crosses the Sun's disk as seen from Adelaide on November 26 at around 10:41 amThis is much more difficult than a Moon crossing, as this is telescope only, you have to use special solar filters, use EXTEREME CAUTION...Show More Summary
Jeffrey Bezos’s company sent a rocket more than 100 kilometers in the air, which then fired its engines and returned to the launchpad.
Jeff Bezos’s rocket company Blue Origin just surprised everyone by revealing their New Shepherd rocket reached an incredible milestone yesterday: In a test run, the rocket took off vertically, reached space, then landed again vertically...Show More Summary
Secretive spaceflight company Blue Origin flew its New Shephard launch vehicle to the edge of space, deployed a suborbital spacecraft and returned the spent booster rocket to Earth for an upright landing.
Continuing an annual tradition, Emily Lakdawalla reviews children's books about space -- what's out there, how we explore, and why. Many of the books on this list aren't just for kids!
Pluto is an odd little beast. You knew this, if you’ve been paying attention at all these past few months. But one thing that struck me recently is its 6.4-day rotation rate. That’s weird; most free bodies in the solar system spin either much faster than Earth or much slower. Show More Summary
The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday December 3. Jupiter, Venus and Mars form a line in the morning sky. C/2013 US10 Catalina is low in the morning sky, and a telescope only object.The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday December 3. Evening sky on Saturday November 28 looking east as seen from Adelaide at 21:00 ACST. Show More Summary
The rocket firm owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has just announced a successful test and historic landing of its New Shepard rocket
Art, architecture and music were altered by the idea that space is not just a void, but an aesthetic force of its own.
The equation that describes fundamental workings of the universe is as compact and mysterious as a Viking rune.
Humans, cars and planets are made of molecules. And molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons and electrons. What are they made of? This is the standard model of particle physics, which explains how everything is put together and the forces that mediate all those particles.