Loonier than Luna.

13 July 2009 grant b 0

The archives of Space.com have produced an old but strikingly weird story about a strikingly weird discovery – a second moon orbiting invisibly around Earth: […]

What’s squeezing Betelgeuse?

15 June 2009 grant b 0

National Geographic breaks the worrying news that Betelgeuse is shrinking: Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, first measured the star in 1993 with an […]

Cosmic dacquiri.

5 May 2009 grant b 0

The Guardian explains an awful lot about how things have gotten so out of hand for so very, very long by revealing proof that we’re […]

Scratch that asteroid.

1 May 2009 grant b 0

Science Daily blows a hole in what had been history’s biggest explosion with news that that colossal asteroid that made the Yucatan might not have […]

Science Art: Explorer VII

6 December 2008 grant b 0

Click to embiggen The Explorer VII satellite, carried into space aboard a Juno II rocket on October 13, 1959. It weighed 91.5 pounds, and analyzed […]

Science Art: Explorer I

12 October 2008 grant b 0

Click to embiggen A diagram. An iconic diagram. This is America’s answer to Sputnik, the Explorer I satellite, launched aboard the Jupiter C rocket on […]