To mark their 40th anniversary, we tell the story of the Voyager missions. Twin spacecrafts launched in 1977 that have travelled further than any human object, out into the depths of interstellar space and are still reaching for the stars.
A post about the Event Horizon Telescope and its recent efforts to capture the first ever image of the Black Hole at the center of our galaxy.
The life of a star is brilliant, furious and explosive. Today we will recount the journeys of the different types of stars, from birth until death.
In 1915 Gravitational Waves were predicted by Einstein as a product of his theory of general relativity and in 2015, on the theory’s 100th anniversary, their existence was verified. Find out what all the fuss about and how the long awaited detection came about.
Today we follow on from the first in the series on Black Holes (#1 Falling In) and talk about how black holes aren’t thought to be that black after all with the idea of Hawking Radiation. The post will then cover how, as a result of this radiation black holes are thought to evaporate and as a result shrink!
Today we venture to the dark side in order to bust some myths on the two most mysterious and shady characters in our universe: dark matter and dark energy.
Ever wondered what would happen if you had the nasty fate of falling into a black hole or what you would see happen if you were at a safe distance watching your friend fall in? Well read on and find out…
Prior to 1992 not a single exoplanet was known to exist. Now, here we sit having discovered 3,537 exoplanets in 2,653 planetary systems. Today we explore these strange new worlds.
This post examines the Fermi Paradox which asks the question, where is everyone in this vast universe? Why have we received no signs of extraterrestrial life when we scour the night skies?… Where are all the aliens?
Today we talk about SpaceX’s plans to send humans to Mars and make us an interplanetary species. I write this post after attending Elon Musk’s talk at the 2016 International Aeronautical Congress in Mexico.