SOFIA

The First Molecule that was Possible in the Universe has been Seen in Space

It takes a rich and diverse set of complex molecules for things like stars, galaxies, planets and lifeforms like us…

5 years ago

Newborn Stars in the Orion Nebula Prevent Other Stars from Forming

The Orion Nebula is one of the most observed and photographed objects in the night sky. At a distance of…

5 years ago

Only 10 Light-Years Away, there’s a Baby Version of the Solar System

Located 10.5 light years away, and filled with asteroid belts and a debris disk, the Epsilon Eridani system is basically…

7 years ago

Cooking Up Life in the Cosmic Kitchen

A recent discovery points to the role of stars in building more complex biological molecules instead of tearing them apart…

8 years ago

As It Turns Out, We Really Are All Starstuff

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Feb. 6, 2015: Astronaut Ron Garan’s “Orbital Perspective”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Special Guest: Astronaut Ron Garan (orbitalpersepctive.com / @Astro_Ron) Ron…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 19, 2014: Methane on Mars!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) (more…)

9 years ago

NASA Airship Could Watch The Stars Without The Need Of a Rocket

Dreams of space are often tied to jet engines or solar sails or taking a ride on a rocketship. But…

9 years ago

SOFIA Snapshots: Jupiter And Starbirth Among Achievements For Observatory Facing Sidelines

Just weeks after becoming fully operational, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is facing storage in 2015. The airborne observatory…

10 years ago