I am so excited about this! It’s a free online course in some basic astrophysics! It’s being put on by Australian National University. I can’t wait to get started! And I thought I would share in case some of my nerdy readers were interested too!Read more "Free Astrophysics Course!"
Holy wow! This was science fiction until today! We didn’t think this was possible!Read more "A Treasure-Trove of Worlds!"
I feature the technology of the James Webb telescope prominently in my near-future novel about asteroid mining in deep space, The Cloud:
Who Will Get First Dibs on the Powerful James Webb Space Telescope?
NASA has issued solicitation for science projects using the long-awaited and incredibly powerful successor to Hubble, which is scheduled to launch next year.
Read full article at Seeker.com.
A visionary astronomer who played an instrumental role in confirming the existence of dark matter, Dr. Vera Rubin’s contributions to science will not be forgotten. A trailblazer with a passion for uncovering the unknown, she advocated for the role of women in science while expanding our understanding of the galaxy.Read more "An Intergalactic Trailblazer: Dr. Vera Rubin"
Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters by O. Richard Norton My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is an excellent guide for the amateur meteorite hunter; where they come from, where to find them, how to recognize them when you see them, and how the science and geology work. It details the major […]Read more "Book Review: Rocks from Space by O. Richard Norton"
Huge numbers of supermassive black holes are visible in a stunning new photo that astronomers said is the deepest X-ray image of the sky ever captured.Read more "Deepest-Ever X-Ray Image Captures Countless Black Holes (Photo)"
A NASA spacecraft has given humanity a breathtaking, Mars-eye view of Earth and its moon.Read more "Wow! Mars Probe Snaps Stunning Photo of Earth and Moon"