Education

Cascading Post-Coronal Loops

April 21, 2017 – An active region of the sun that had just rotated into view blasted out a coronal mass ejection, which was immediately followed by a bright series of post-coronal loops seeking to reorganize that region’s magnetic field…

Introducing ‘Totality By Big Kid Science’

April 21, 2017 – Big Kid Science, an educational company founded by astrophysicist Dr. Jeffrey Bennett, has created a free, educational app to help people plan for the upcoming total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 — the first…

April 20, 2017

Hubble Observes First Multiple Images Of Explosive Distance Indicator April 20, 2017 – An international team, led by astronomers from the Stockholm University, Sweden, has discovered a distant type Ia supernova, called iPTF16geu — it took the light 4.3 billion…

Airmen Turn Teens Into StellarXplorers

April 20, 2017 – Buckley Air Force Base Airmen volunteered to mentor two teams from a local high school for the Air Force Association’s StellarXplorers National High School Space Competition at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.…

April 19, 2017

A Winter’s View Of A Gullied Crater April 19, 2017 – This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the location with the most impressive known gully activity in Mars’ northern hemisphere. Gullies are active in the winter due…

April 18, 2017

Student-Built Satellite Launches From Cape Canaveral April 18, 2017 – A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at…