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For the vast majority of humans, celestial objects besides Earth can only be seen, not touched. On the one hand, this can be off-putting –…View More Why do you like to gaze at the stars?
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To individuals already interested in space, astronomy is fascinating. But for many people, astronomy does not hold any immediate appeal. One reason for this lack…View More How does one go about popularizing astronomy?
Fast radio bursts are astronomical phenomena not yet well-understood. They are transient pulses, emanating from unidentified high-energy astrophysical processes. To learn more about FRBs, we…View More What’s it like studying fast radio bursts hundreds of lightyears away?
Is it important to keep our nighttime skies dark? There has been significant debate lately about this topic, spurred by the growth of satellite constellations.…View More Why should we keep our nighttime skies dark?
As humans expand off-planet, which laws will govern their activities? Space law is a diverse field and is still largely underdeveloped. There are many areas…View More How do law and space meet?
Does the word “universe” best describe everything that exists – all of time, energy, and matter – or is it more appropriate to speak of…View More Is our universe part of a larger multiverse?