Elizabeth Howell

About Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell is the senior writer at Universe Today. She also works for Space.com, Space Exploration Network, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and LiveScience, among others. Career highlights include watching three shuttle launches, and going on a two-week simulated Mars expedition in rural Utah. You can follow her on Twitter @howellspace or contact her at her website.

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How Watching 13 Billion Years Of Cosmic Growth Links To Storytelling

by Elizabeth Howell August 20, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter How do you show off 13 billion years of cosmic growth? One way that astronomers can figure that out is through visualizations — such as this one from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, called Illustris. Billed as the most detailed computer […]

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Is A Sitcom Astronaut Hadfield’s Next Frontier? ABC Comedy In The Works, Report Says

by Elizabeth Howell August 20, 2014

It’s possible that Chris Hadfield’s best-selling book will become a sitcom! The astronaut who quickly became the world’s most-wanted Canadian last year, based on his amusing YouTube videos and stunning space pictures, is involved in production of a sitcom based on An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth, Deadline reports. Remove this ad Elizabeth Howell […]

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Watch A ‘Swan’ Fly Free From Its Trap In A Space Robotic Arm

by Elizabeth Howell August 20, 2014

What does it look like when a cargo ship goes flying away from the International Space Station? This timelapse gives you a sense of what to expect. Here, you can see the handiwork of the (off-camera) Expedition 40 crew as they use the robotic Canadarm2 to let go of the Cygnus spacecraft. “Great feeling to […]

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Feel The Beat: Black Hole’s Pulse Reveals Its Mysterious Size

by Elizabeth Howell August 19, 2014

There’s a bit of a mystery buried in the heart of the Cigar Galaxy, known more formally as M82 or Messier 82. Shining brightly in X-rays is a black hole (called M82 X-1) that straddles an unusual line between small and huge black holes, new research has revealed. The new study reveals for the first […]

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This Martian Basin Shows Off Our Solar System’s Violent Past

by Elizabeth Howell August 19, 2014

Did that impact 4.1 billion years ago ever leave a scar! Here, a Mars Express photo from late 2013 (and just highlighted now) shows off craters in Hellas Basin, which was formed when the planets in our young Solar System were under intense bombardment from leftover remnants. But over time, wind and erosion on Mars […]

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