Topic: space

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Roses are red, violets are blue, and flowers grown in space are worth thinking about too. The astronauts on board the International Space Station have sent down a photo of a blooming flower in space, which prompts today's big question - can we grow food in space?   Humans...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

To better understand our origins, we send robots to study parts of the solar system, but occasionally parts of the solar system come to us. Recently a meteorite was discovered that predates the Earth itself! How old is our solar system?   Roughly 4.6 billion years ago, our...

Monday, December 28, 2015

Aside from light sabers, controversial striped dresses and Miss Universe mishaps there were lots of big science related headlines this year. 2015 was an innovative year for the science community and we could not close out the year without sharing some of our favorite science moments....

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

There are a lot of challenges in going to other planets. One of the biggest issues is how to get people back from other places to Earth. A new rocket test by SpaceX just became a huge game changer in that conversation by helping answer today's question - how can we visit other planets?...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

On September 28, 2015, NASA scientists announced there is currently liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. This opens the door to a myriad of other questions and thoughts. We've yet to send humans to the red planet nor do we have tangible proof of liquid water, so how do we know there is...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

In the vastness of space, there are huge galactic clusters, super-sized galaxies, massive black holes, and gigantic planets. Perhaps living on a relatively small planet impacts our take on moons. These natural satellites serve pretty important purposes, but we rarely think of them as...

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

One of the defining traits of humanity is our social nature. Living and working together has been a large factor in our survival. For thousands of years we've been living together in cities. As technology increases so does the size, scope, and capacity of our cities. So, how fast can cities...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In 1930 Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto from the Lowell Observatory. Since then it has been many things to many people, but for the first time ever, it's about to be the subject of an up-close study by the New Horizons team. What will we learn from Pluto?    The once...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

From GPS units to TV broadcasts to exploring the furthest reaches of space, rockets have become very important parts of those projects. We use rockets to escape the bounds of gravity in hopes of providing humanity with a better understanding of the natural world while also putting satellites in...

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's groundbreaking work on general relativity. In many aspects of the science industry, ideas are expanded upon or proven incorrect over the years, but how's general relativity doing 100 years later?   After a century of...

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