I love coffee. Like, a lot. You know who else loves coffee? Astronauts! And also the people who help them do awesome things in space (I think NASA might be powered by coffee). But how do astronauts actually drink coffee in space, aboard the International Space Station, in microgravity? I visited astronaut Don Pettit to learn about his invention for having a cup o’ Joe in orbit. This is some awesome science. Continue reading
Black holes have been mysterious and elusive — until now. Astronomers using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) have, for the first time, photographed one. Continue reading
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield helps debunk (and confirm!) some common myths about space. Is there any sound in space? Does space smell like burnt steak? Is NASA working on warp speed? ONE STRANGE ROCK airs Mondays at 10/9c on National Geographic. Continue reading
A trip to #Mars involves radiation, muscle and bone loss, intermediate axis theorem and liquids. Continue reading
From asteroids capable of destroying entire species to supernovae that could exterminate life on Earth, outer space has no shortage of forces that could wreak havoc on our planet. But there’s something in space that is even more terrifying than any of these — something that wipes out everything it comes near. Continue reading
Fascinate your students with this large scale re-enactment of Isaac Newton’s classic thought experiment.
This video is about the astronomical amount of astronomical evidence for black holes, ranging from x-ray binaries with accretion disks, supermassive infrared-radiating galactic nuclei black holes, orbital characteristics of high mass binaries, and direct gravitational wave detection of inspiraling merging black hole binaries with LIGO. Yes, they’re real. Continue reading
Can throwing a penny off of the top of the Empire State Building lead to a murder charge, and what is surprisingly more deadly? Continue reading