Ah December, it’s a time for holidays and for the past to be remembered. As we look forward to the New Year, we also tend to look back at all that was achieved and learned in the past 12 months. I’m no exception to that tendency, and today I’m going to have a look back at some of my favorite stories in space from this year. I’ll narrow it down to just my top three.
Hello all, this week I want to make a little PSA about NASA. This is an agency that has received less and less funding each year. One problem with that is that its goals are doing just the opposite: expanding more and more.
Hey there folks, a couple of weeks ago I discussed the Jovian moons. I want to continue on that trend of interesting moons today. So, where do we go from Jupiter? Why, to Saturn, of course! Saturn has some crazy moons–62 currently. Many of these are just tiny little fellas, and some have complex interactions with the rings around the planet. Only two of them are big enough for hydrostatic equilibrium (massive enough to be round). These are Titan and Rhea. Today, its gonna be a short article (I’m running on a crazy schedule!), so I will discuss Titan today!
When thinking about space stuff, a lot of people–and even movies and television–like to visit the intense, adrenaline pumping action that are supernovae. Well, today I want to let you in on a little secret. That is just one kind of a nova!
Hey everyone, I know it’s been quiet around here for a little while. But, I wanted to let you know that Space Sunday is back, at least for now it is!
In honor and excitement of the upcoming final season of The Legend of Korra, this week’s Throwback Thursday will take a look at its parent show, Avatar: The Last Airbender.
I remember scouring the television every weekend, trying to find the latest episodes (or even re-runs) of this show during its prime. It was like a spiritual offspring of DBZ to me. It was a show that had fights and fancy powers, but it was so much more. The show, although a Nickelodeon show, had deeper meanings than those on the surface, and it delved into character development like no other on the channel! It introduced you to many characters and made you hate and love them all.
October is almost here! This month brings us two great events, and no, one of them isn’t Halloween. But during this year’s month of spooks we get to see a lunar AND a solar eclipse! These are one of the more fun things to observe about space. They are fairly frequent, and their happenings are easily predicted. Plus, the moon is red during a lunar eclipse, like, how cool is that.
If you were here last week, you’ll know that I talked about the visible stars in the sky. Today, we will be looking at something else visible to us. The Andromeda Galaxy, or NGC 224, or M31 (a Messier object for ya, Christine). This is one of the few objects visible to the naked eye that is not a star!
Hello again. It’s Sunday! Time for me to show you something about space. Be ready, because today I will blow your mind with some notes and thoughts about the relative sizes and distances of the stars!
Greetings! Today I want you to think about Jupiter. It’s such a large planet; we can barely comprehend its size. It is the second largest known object in our solar system–the only thing bigger in size and mass is the sun! But what I really want to talk about are the moons of Jupiter. Think about how alien, how different the landscape is compared to that of our single moon. Now Jupiter, he’s got 67 different moons! Granted, a majority of them are just asteroids captured in its orbit. But the main point I want to discuss, are the four big moons of Jupiter. They are referred to as the “Galilean” moons: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto.