Science and technology are important aspects of humanity’s engagement with space. On the one hand, engaging with space improves our understanding of the universe and…View More How did you become a science and technology journalist?
Cosmologists study a truly mind-bending topic: the nature of our universe. It’s a field of study that dwarfs the scopes of many other sciences. Cosmologists,…View More Why did you decide to become a cosmologist?
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?
Cubesats are becoming more common. In low Earth orbit, they are becoming so prevalent that concerns are arising about space debris and interference with Earth-based…View More How are cubesats advancing astrophysics?
It is difficult to start reading about a new topic. Especially with regards to outer space, the line between science and pseudoscience can be hard…View More What are five great space science books you should read?
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?
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?
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?
Africa’s space sector is growing, but will it include marginalized communities? A common criticism of STEM fields is that they exclude women and people of…View More How does one help women of color overcome barriers to STEM careers?
It’s a job that many space enthusiasts would love: being a space journalist. It allows one to cover exploration of the cosmos and also fulfill…View More What is it like being a space journalist?