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 […]
Two rovers recently bounced across an asteroid – the first time rovers have ever traveled across the surface of an asteroid. What can we learn […]
Researchers recently discovered stars in our galaxy that weren’t moving the way they should if they had been born in the Milky Way. Where […]
A recent image released by the Chandra X-ray Observatory showed a galaxy with a ring of black holes and neutron stars. Why does it have […]
Recently NSF and NASA announced that they were able to pinpoint the origin of a neutrino – a ghostly particle that does not like to […]
Did you know there are ancient galaxies that are relics of a by-gone universe hanging around in our cosmic neighborhood? See what they are and […]
What does JPL’s recent announcement of a Mars helicopter technology demonstration have to do with my game shelf? Find out! Watch my video below. And […]