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January 29, 2020

The International Space Station, to me, really shows that space should be a place of cooperation. When we talk about humans going to the Moon or landing on Mars, I think all of us in the space community see it as not a US effort, but an international...

January 16, 2020

I suppose I am interested in scale and exploring the edges of our senses. I’m red/green colorblind, which affects my visual perception.Through science, you realize that our senses are actually filtering out the vast majority of information that’s out...

January 16, 2020

It’s not a swift process; images have taken her up to a year to create. It all proves the point that these images are decidedly not simple snapshots. Dr. English takes issue with news headlines that say “something like ‘Hubble snaps a picture of [x]....

January 16, 2020

According to their paper, weaving is perhaps the most appropriate artistic technique here “because digitally controlled looms can produce large numbers of thread intersections in an automated fashion." In addition, the filaments of the cosmic we...

January 15, 2020

At the time, Leonov was wearing a modified version of SK-1 called the Berkut spacesuit. According to Mann, “his air supply was strapped to him in a metal backpack with a relief valve that vented away heat, moisture, and carbon dioxide.” To deal with...

In 2015, Lloyd Matthews and Joan Rankin proposed that Stonehenge “was, in fact, a complex and significant prehistoric calendar.” First, they took a close look at its enclosure. “The circle is situated in such a way so that the sunrise positions of th...

January 15, 2020

The frustration partly stems from the inconvenience aimless satellites pose to scientists working on obtaining data and images from space. Alex Parker, planetary astronomer and artist, shared a star-studded astrophoto with a white streak going throug...

January 15, 2020

The Maya Codex was found alongside other artifacts that were eventually verified as authentic, but, because it was recovered by looters under strange circumstances, experts thought it was a fake. Apparently, in 1966, a wealthy Mexican collector by th...

January 15, 2020

"Back in New Britain, Burritt had to begin a new life. He owned some property known as the 'Stone Store.' He remodeled the building for a school, turned the upper floor into an observatory, purchased a telescope and other apparatus and o...

January 15, 2020

Comprised of the Greek words helios (sun) and graphein (writing), heliography — or héliographie in French — means sunwriting. Niépce coined the term after he realized that Bitumen of Judea, a naturally occurring asphalt that hardens when exposed to l...

January 15, 2020

Space-Inspired Songs by David Bowie | "Before any earthling ever set foot on the moon, David Bowie was deep in outer space, standing at his own version of the crossroads and transfixing generations of fans too too weird for this world." - J...

January 15, 2020

Vintage US Space Achievement Stamps 1960 —1975: A photo essay | Echo I | Project Mercury | US Space Walk | First Man on Moon | Space Achievement Decade | SpaceLab

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