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  • Question Your World: Why is this black hole picture so important?

    Every now and then, there is a science event that makes the entire planet pause for a second and appreciate the results of knowledge, cooperation, and innovative thinking. That sort of thing just happened as the world got a look at the first ever image of a Black Hole! Why is this black hole picture so important?

  • Question Your World: Why is the Opportunity rover so important to science? 

    As they say, all good things must come to an end. Well, there’s no better example for astronomers than NASA’s declaration that the Opportunity rover mission has come to a close. Why is the Opportunity rover so important to science? 

  • Question Your World: Is there any other life out there?

    Over time, we’ve used science to answer some pretty big questions. Today we continue to learn more and more about life with cutting edge technology and new discoveries, but some of those big questions still remain. Perhaps one of the biggest questions humanity has ever asked: Is there any other life out there?

  • Retirement Reflections: Top 5 Most Interesting Kepler Finds

    On Tuesday, October 30, NASA announced that the Kepler space telescope had run out of fuel and would be retired. With so much time and so many discoveries, it’s impossible to write a complete list of Kepler highlights that you can read in one sitting, so here is an incomplete countdown of interesting things Kepler found.

  • Women Inspiring Women

    Where were you on June 18, 1983? Perhaps it doesn’t stick out as a pivotal moment for you, but the activities that day changed the course of history by expanding the perception of what females could and couldn’t do in the universe.