After running the “Discuss this story” links for just a couple of days, it was pretty clear that giving people the opportunity to talk to each other was just what Universe Today was missing. So, I decided to expand the offering to a full-fledged discussion forum. My hope is that it can be a place where space enthusiasts can come together and hash out their ideas. Ask questions and answer them, and generally be surrounded by other people who share our passion.
Joining the forums is free, and easy to do. Just click this link, or visit the “Forum” tab whenever you visit the Universe Today. Create an account and then post away. Keep in mind that this is one of those “get out what you put in” situations. If you’re hungry for intelligent conversation about space and astronomy, then please take some time to connect with other people – we’ll all be the richer.
I’ve been working hard to get various “special guests” to provide official responses to your questions. For example, Jennifer Spencer, the Web Curator for the Gravity Probe B project provided a great answer to a reader’s question about the speed of gravity. I’ll try to get answers from the source whenever I can.