Science

What Would It Be Like To Fall Into A Black Hole?

by Brian Koberlein September 5, 2014

Let’s say you happened to fall into the nearest black hole? What would you experience and see? And what would the rest of the Universe see as this was happening? Brian Koberlein on Google+

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Push. Pull. Run. Lift! How Do We Make These Exercises Work In Zero G?

by Elizabeth Howell May 28, 2014

Here’s the thing about going to the International Space Station: No one can predict what you’ll need to do during your six-month stay there. Maybe something breaks and you need to go “outside” to fix it, in a spacesuit. Maybe you’re going to spend a day or three in a cramped corner, fixing something behind […]

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Imagine What Could Be Done With a “Penny4NASA”

by Jason Major April 25, 2014

If you’re reading this then you’re probably a big fan of space exploration. And while on one hand you could say that we are now living in a “golden age” of exploration, what with the ongoing missions there are around the Solar System and the new discoveries being made on an almost weekly basis about […]

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NOvA Experiment Nabs Its First Neutrinos

by Jason Major February 15, 2014

Neutrinos are some of the most abundant, curious, and elusive critters in particle physics. Incredibly lightweight — nigh massless, according to the Standard Model — as well as chargeless, they zip around the Universe at the speed of light and they don’t interact with any other particles. Some of them have been around since the […]

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Why Einstein Will Never Be Wrong

by Brian Koberlein January 13, 2014

One of the benefits of being an astrophysicist is your weekly email from someone who claims to have “proven Einstein wrong”. These either contain no mathematical equations and use phrases such as “it is obvious that..”, or they are page after page of complex equations with dozens of scientific terms used in non-traditional ways. They […]

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