Earlier this year, NASA’s TESS mission announced its first discovery of an Earth-sized world in the planet’s habitable zone. TESS, which is short for Transiting […]
The National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope recently released its first image of the solar surface — the highest resolution image of the […]
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 […]
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 […]