Last month marks my 20th year writing the Night Sky column for Space.com. It is difficult for me to believe that in this forum I have penned over a thousand columns on a variety of different subjects covering space and stargazing. Among my constellation essays, I’ve probably written about the Orion constellation, the Hunter, more … Read more
It’s full of stars.
The chance it’s an artefact is just 1%.
As the world’s eyes turn to the deployment of a new space telescope, the Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) is shining light on the last astronauts to visit one. The foundation, which maintains the Space Mirror Memorial and operates the Center for Space Education, both at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, has revealed … Read more
The joke about “needing longer arms” when you grow older and try to read small print is common enough. The cause – a natural decline in our eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects, or presbyopia – is the reason so many people end up getting reading glasses in older age. Now, for the first … Read more