Space

Take A Trip to Mercury!

Let’s take a trip to the planet Mercury. Use your cursor to check out its surface inside! The European and Japanese spacecraft Bepi Colombi is on its way to orbit the planet in 2025 & took amazing images. Read and see images

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell

The astrophysicist who co-discovered the first radio pulsar in 1967 but – surprise surprise – the Nobel Prize this discovery received in 1974 did not include her name. Read

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Jupiter: Giant of the Solar System

Although it is named after the Roman God of sky and thunder (and king of the gods), ancient civilizations long before the Romans knew of Jupiter. It is one of the brightest objects in the sky and is visible to the naked eye, so it was easy to spot. This […]

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A History of the Rocket

A brief history of the rocket and the rocket scientists that helped to build it. Read

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Voyagers 1 & 2 – The Spacecraft That Keep on Giving

A blog celebrating Voyagers 1 and 2, two or our longest running and farthest spacecraft, still going strong after 42 years. Voyager 2 recently transmitted new data from interstellar space. We also talk about their connection to Carl Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot. Read

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15 years of the International Space Station: It’s a great time to be alive!

(Published in The Nation) The ISS is a joint venture between the US, Russia, Japan and EU, and more than 220 people from 17 countries have visited it since the year 2000. Its purpose is to serve as a micro-gravity and space environment research laboratory and where crew members conduct […]

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Hello Pluto! Exploring New Horizons

(Published in The Nation) On July 14, this coming Tuesday, a human made space craft will visit Pluto, the erstwhile planet, current dwarf planet. This is a world that is 3 billion miles away, in what is known as the Kuiper Belt (a disc of comets and small planets beyond […]

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Saima Baig