When stars like the Sun reach the end of their lives they will become what we call white dwarfs. White dwarfs are small and incredibly…View More What will happen to our Solar System after the Sun dies?
The TRAPPIST-1 system is notable for having Earth-like planets that may be habitable. They are rocky and in the so-called “habitable zone” where water may…View More What do we know about the TRAPPIST-1 system’s habitability?
Space is more turbulent than it first appears. Space weather, specifically radiation and plasma emanating from our Sun, can affect Earth’s habitability. It can also…View More How well can we forecast space weather?
The sun is our immediate connection to the cosmos. Its light illuminates our world. Its energy fuels most life as we know it. It…View More Our Sun: The Closest of Stars
The universe is made of fundamental particles that cannot be divided. Despite there being more atoms in a grain of sand than there are…View More Playing with the Building Blocks of the Universe
Next time you bask in sunlight, remember our Sun may be an oddity. More than half the specks of light in the night sky are…View More Watching Stars Collide in the Heavens