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Will Mars and our Moon be of Equal Size in the Sky?

Will Mars and our Moon be of Equal Size in the Sky?   Right now, Mars is at the peak of its fifteen year cycle, giving us a brilliant yearlong observations of the planet. But, will it appear as large as a full moon, soon? Will it appear as a twin next to the moon on the night of August…

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A Probe’s Journey to the Sun

  After a successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket, its passenger, NASA’s Parker Probe, is now on its way to rendezvous with the sun. Onlookers cheerfully watched as lift off occurred at 3:31am EDT from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft, which is roughly the size of…

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Every Point is a Galaxy, According to ESA

The Herschel Space Observatory, which is operated by the European Space Agency presented an astounding image. The image captured appear as if it were just  a square filled with tiny grains of static. Then you realize that every point is a distant galaxy, millions of them. According to the ESA, each of these minute marks represents the “heat” emanating from…

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