Astronomy Archive

Professor Brian Cox on Meaning in a Human Universe

Do humans represent an isolated island of meaning in a meaningless universe? Professor Brian Cox explores this in his new BBC series, Human Universe.

The Message in the Noise: A Review of Unseen Cosmos

When Karl Jansky observed the first radio waves from space, he gave birth to radio astronomy and changed the way we viewed the universe forever.

The Known Universe

If you know someone with a giant ego, then maybe show them this video of "The Known Universe."

Short Science: MAVEN Arrives at Mars this Weekend and Just in Time…

Happenstance has the MAVEN Mars Orbiter arriving right before Mars gets a close shave from a comet.

3 for Thursday: 3 Historic Examples of Comets in Art

Sometimes comets were seen as bad omens, but for artists they were often muses and made their way into famous art.

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions: A Review of What If?

Randall Munroe's "What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" is exactly what it says it is.

Short Science: How to Find an Exoplanet

Ever wonder how scientists find exoplanets? MinutePhysics has your back with this short introductory video.

Why Art and Science are Important Partners: A Review of The Where, the Why, and the How

Both science and art explore the reality of life, and in The Where, the Why, and The How they are an energetic team that connects with the reader with every turn of the page.
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