Tag Archives: Astronomy

Strange Science: Gel on the Dark Side of the Moon?

News came out recently that the Chinese lunar probe had located a mysterious shiny gel on the dark side of the moon. But as other scientists looked into this claim, it seems that it may have been a translation error. … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Picturing Black Holes

A couple months ago, NASA revealed the first ever image of a black hole. As something that absorbs all light, a black hole by definition cannot be seen. But using an international network of radio telescopes and custom software to … Continue reading

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Fiction: The Light of Their Lives

An essay by Skioring Lamb, as provided by Boris Glikman Art by Luke Spooner It was perhaps inevitable that some bright spark in the Research and Development Department of a certain internationally famous company would, during a brainstorming session, come … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Meteor and the Blood Moon

Amateur and professional astronomers alike got an exciting treat during January’s blood moon–a meteor impacted the surface of the moon while all eyes were on the skies. While scientists say that meteors of the size observe strike the moon about … Continue reading

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Space Camp for Adults?

Did you have dreams of being an astronaut that never came true? Did you want to go to Space Camp, but that wasn’t in the cards? Did you know that it’s not too late for the latter, even if you’re … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Ghost Particles and Their Origins

Astronomers have long been hoping to observe an object outside of our solar system that emits neutrinos, or ghost particles, and now they have! Neutrinos are referred to as “ghost particles” because they don’t often interact with any type of … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Fun Facts about Stars

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration does more than just launch spaceships. They also do a significant amount of research on our solar system and beyond. One of their key fields of research is on stars. In addition to giving … Continue reading

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Strange Science: A Galaxy with Little Dark Matter

Galaxies typically comprise a mix of ordinary matter and so-called “invisible” dark matter. Dark matter makes up most of the universe, and though it can’t be seen, its impact on ordinary matter shows scientists that it is there. Recently, however, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Northern Lights Called Steve

Sometimes, the story behind how a scientific phenomenon is named can be fascinating and strange. In the case of a new type of Northern lights, or aurora borealis, a Canadian photographer who is part of a group who chases and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: The Supernova That Won’t Die

A supernova is defined as the explosion that occurs when a star dies. Generally speaking, a dead star stops shining, but astronomers have located a star that has exploded multiple times during the past fifty years. The star in question, … Continue reading

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