Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

Are there other planetary systems like ours?

Posted on: August 11th, 2020 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

Almost certainly yes. Nearly every star in the night sky is likely to have planets around it. Astronomers don’t yet know for certain if any of those planetary systems are like ours. But they hope to find out soon.

How does space weather affect us here on Earth?

Posted on: February 18th, 2020 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

Space weather brings us the shimmering auroras known as the Northern and Southern Lights. But its effects aren’t always so benign. In certain circumstances, it can wreak havoc on our technology-dependent civilization.

What will it take to get humans to Mars?

Posted on: February 11th, 2020 by Terrell Smith Juth No Comments

It will take a thirst for knowledge, a big budget, a stomach for risk, and many steps along the way.

How did the universe begin? How will it end?

Posted on: September 8th, 2019 by The Science behind IT No Comments

Scientists think the universe began with a bang. A big bang. The Big Bang theory (no, not the TV show) is the most widely accepted theory for how the universe started. How it will end…that’s a “dark” mystery.