While unlikely that Pioneer 10 will reach another civilization, NASA (mainly Carl Sagan and Frank Drake) provided Pioneer 10 with a plaque that would hopefully tell another intelligent civilization about our own civilization on Earth.
Hot, cold, dry, wet, and even the vacuum of space – somehow, the tardigrade can survive them all.Read more "Tardigrades: Powers of the “Water Bear”"
We might not have to look beyond our solar system to find other life.Read more "Life on Jupiter’s Moons?"
Many of us remember Pluto as the used-to-be 9th planet in our solar system that was demoted to a dwarf planet. So what makes Pluto a dwarf planet and not a planet? What is interesting about Pluto, and, if it was so small, how exactly was it discovered earlier than other dwarf planets?Read more "Pluto the Dwarf Planet"
Approximately 13.8 billion years ago, an interstellar cloud of gas known as the solar nebula collapsed under its own gravity due to some cataclysmic event…Read more "Formation of the Solar System"
Unfortunately, astronomers and physicists are pretty sure you can’t just go through a black hole and pop out the other side – you will, in fact, die. The real question is, how exactly will you die?Read more "Death by Black Hole"
The study of the astronomical knowledge and achievements of these prehistoric cultures is called archaeoastronomy.Read more "Archaeoastronomy"