NASA’s NICER telescope recently released the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, which came with some surprises. How did this finding “break” the standard model […]
Recently, NASA’s HaloSat completed its first year of science operations. This cubesat is working on one of the big mysteries of astronomy. In this video […]
NASA recently announced that it’s planet hunter, TESS, had observed its first star shredded by a black hole in a tidal disruption event. What happened to that star? And what is TESS helping scientists learn about it? I talk about this and how the discovery connects to the game Clank!
A group of researchers recently reported that they were able to determine the mass of a supermassive black hole by mapping out a disk of gas swirling around it. In this video I discuss this result and how it connects to the game On Tour.
This year – 2019 – has been named the International Year of the Periodic Table to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the development of this tool that is used across the sciences. I discuss how an astronomer sees the periodic table and how it connects to the game Century: Golem Edition (or Century Spice Road).
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory recently announced that for the first time they had imaged the dusty ring around a type of galaxy called an […]
Find out how a total solar eclipse 100 years ago is responsible for propelling Albert Einstein to fame – and how I connect this to my game shelf.
A team of scientists with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope recently released a set of gamma-ray constellations. While these constellations are not visible to our eyes, they do continue the long tradition of telling stories about groups of bright lights in the night sky. I, this video, I discuss these new (unofficial) constellations and connect them to the game Gloom.
Astronomers recently reported results on an puzzling object they’ve dubbed the “Cow.” Is this cow a supernova? Maybe a star getting shredded by a black hole? In this video, I discuss this object, the different interpretations, and how they relate to the game Mysterium.
Two rovers recently bounced across an asteroid – the first time rovers have ever traveled across the surface of an asteroid. What can we learn […]