Tag Archive: astrophysics

Five Unsolved Space Mysteries

Space has been blowing our minds from the beginning. And yet it feels like every question we answer only brings up more questions. From evidence of a parallel universe to the young surface of Venus to everybody’s favorite, Omuamua, here are 5 space mysteries that have not yet fully been solved.

Destin of SmarterEveryDay breaks down how NASA will be testing the next lunar lander.

Solar wind pouring over Norway by Spaceweather.com.

Rocket scientist Mark Rober was super excited about the Perseverance landing, and shares his memories of working on the Curiosity rover and watching its landing from JPL’s mission control.

Earth, Venus, and Jupiter as seen from Mars.

How to Land on the Moon

Or, “How ‘The Flying Bedstead’ Trained us for the Moon Landing.”

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reminds us that there was an asteroid heading towards Earth on election day, but it shouldn’t stop anyone from voting! (Spoiler: it didn’t hit Earth.)

Do You Expand With the Universe?

As the universe expands, expanding space is said to “stretch” photons. But if it stretches photons, does it also stretch molecules, galaxies, and you? Veritasium explains.

Why Gravity is NOT a Force

The General Theory of Relativity tells us gravity is not a force, gravitational fields don’t exist. Objects tend to move on straight paths through curved spacetime.

How Rockets Are Made

Destin of SmarterEveryDay takes a tour of the rocket factory at United Launch Alliance:

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