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?
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?
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?
Astrobiology is a relatively recent area of study that investigates the origin and evolution of life in the universe. Being an astrobiologist combines perspectives from…View More What’s it like working as an astrobiologist?
Other worlds are far away. If humanity is to become an interplanetary or interstellar species, how will humans make it so far? Some proposals include…View More How will humans be able to reach other worlds?
The space sector in Africa is growing, though this may come as a surprise to some. Making people aware of scientific progress is the realm…View More In Africa, what are the latest space sector developments?
Space is marvelous but hostile. If humans intend to be spacefaring, we must identify and overcome major obstacles before colonizing our Solar System. Some think…View More How to Settle the Solar System
Recently, an interstellar object named ‘Oumuamua entered our solar system. It was the first such observed object in recorded history. Scientists were thus already watching…View More Mainstreaming SETI: ‘Oumuamua and Light-sails
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 Binary Mergers: Watching Stars Collide in the Heavens