Rogue planets wander about in interstellar space, detached from their stars and dislodged from their orbits to float freely into the desolate void of the cosmos! A mechanism which presents a very intriguing phenomenon for astronomers. Although such planets are quite elusively hard to detect owing to their relatively faint nature, a number have been discovered. […]Read more "The Wandering Planet"
As our sense-extending technologies continually project the far elusive reaches of the universe into the confines of our cognition, we find ourselves constantly defining the word observable. NASA’s long-awaited Hubble successor, the James Webb Telescope, is finally taking shape as it promises to give us an unprecedented glimpse into the history of our early universe. Just today […]Read more "Peering Back into the Cosmos"
A very remarkable mission has finally been brought to pass by the European Space Agency! Set to be launched in 2022, the JUICE (JUpiter ICEy moons Explorer) will venture into the Jovian system, with planned flybys at Jupiter’s moons Europa, Callisto, and finally Ganymede! A very ambitious project to reconnoiter the basic lay of these […]Read more "An Intrepid Jovian Explorer"
Last week, the New Horizons spacecraft went by Pluto, consummating a decade-long reconnaissance of our local cosmic backyard, yielding never-before-seen faces and features, and projecting an image of Pluto in our minds that is based in reality — an image that is of a geologically active world, rather than just a ball of frozen rock […]Read more "July 2015: A Milestone of Cosmic Discovery"
There is no denying it: climate change is a serious global problem that warrants an urgent action on our part. It is arguably the most profound problem that our planet currently faces and that the consequences of which seem to be gravely underestimated and misunderstood by many. It is a topic that has engendered much […]Read more "It is not acceptable to promote irrational thinking about climate change"