The US launch industry is in a state of rapid expansion. For the past several decades, government policies have promoted its development. In the last…View More Is the US launch industry experiencing a “bubble”?
Astrophotography is a rich and rewarding hobby, but the barrier to entry can be intimidating for beginners. The dizzying array of choices is a boon…View More What do you need to set up an at-home astrophotography platform?
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There is no shortage of books covering the history of spaceflight. You can be forgiven for not knowing which ones are worth reading. To identify…View More What are five spaceflight history books you should read?
A booming area of space science is the study of “exoplanets”, the term for planets outside our Solar System. Telescopes like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey…View More White dwarfs’ exoplanets – what do we know about them?
Fans of astrobiology may be aware of the theory of panspermia – that objects such as meteorites may carry life from one planet to another.…View More How do meteorites’ impacts affect life?
Mercury, one of Earth’s rocky neighbors, is one of our Solar System’s most enigmatic planets. It is notoriously difficult to study due to its close…View More How did MESSENGER revolutionize our understanding of Mercury?
When the Sun dies, it will become what we call a white dwarf. White dwarfs are small and incredibly dense – a teaspoon of white…View More What will happen to our Solar System after the Sun dies?
A four-man team in South Africa recently broke an amateur rocketry record by launching a homemade rocket to ten kilometers’ altitude. Two of the members…View More How do you break an African amateur rocketry record?