escape velocity

Astronomy Jargon 101: Escape Velocity

In this series we are exploring the weird and wonderful world of astronomy jargon! You’ll finally get away with today's topic:…

3 years ago

The Challenges of an Alien Spaceflight Program: Escaping Super Earths and Red Dwarf Stars

According to two new papers submitted by a Harvard Professor and an independent scientists, extra-terrestrials might have a hard time…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 384: Escaping Probes

The gravity of the Earth is a tough thing to escape, but breaking free from the gravity of the Sun…

9 years ago

How Can Black Holes Shine?

We hear that black holes absorb all the light that falls into them. And yet, we hear of black holes…

9 years ago

Why Doesn’t The Sun Steal The Moon?

The Sun has so much more mass than the Earth. So, so, so much more mass. Almost everything in the…

10 years ago