Inspirational Wonders of the Cosmos

Science Is Not Democratic

“And it’s not supposed to be. When that happens we start burning books, burning witches and making some very bad decisions. We’re not there yet, but we are seeing a very worrisome trend.”  Read more from the article…

NASA’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Takes a Spin Ahead of June Flight Test

NASA put some new Mars-landing tech through its paces Tuesday to help prep for a flight test from Hawaii this June.  Read more about this exciting news here!

Asteroids can have rings, too

Nature details the the incredible finding of a ring system around an asteroid found in the outer Solar System! Read it here.

Dwarf planet stretches Solar System’s edge

A new dwarf planet has been found that is Sedna-like. At perihelion, it lies 80 AU from the sun making it the most distant dwarf planet found in our Solar System yet! Read the article written in Nature.

Observations of an extreme storm in interplanetary space caused by successive coronal mass ejections

In July of 2012, Earth was nearly struck by what could possibly be one of the largest coronal mass ejections ever recorded. An article written in Nature Communications details some rather startling findings. The more the data is analyzed, the more it appears the coronal mass ejection that missed us would have been as big as the Carrington Event of 1859.