How Cosmic Catastrophes Enabled Human Life

Certain disastrous events impacting our planet have actually created the precursors for human life or its evolution, rather than causing annihilating our species. Significant evidence...

5 Strange Space Facts You Absolutely Need to Know

Is Pluto a planet? Pluto has been the most controversial object in our solar system ever since it was discovered in 1930. Even after the...

A (Very) Brief Primer on Black Holes

John Wheeler was a physicist and National Medal of Science recipient who is credited with coining the term “black hole” in 1967. However, Albert...

The Alien Hunting ‘Breakthrough Initiatives’ in a Nutshell

Perhaps the most exciting recent development in the field of space exploration has been the Breakthrough Initiatives program, spearheaded by Stephen Hawking and Russian...

Meet Kepler, the Extraordinary Exoplanet Hunting Telescope

If you’ve never heard of NASA’s Kepler Telescope, or perhaps only have a passing familiarity with the project, then you’re in for quite a...

10 Facts About Mars You Probably Didn’t Know

The planet Mars has caught the public's imagination long before Matt Damon got stranded on it. But how well do you really know the...