Astro Questions: Difficulties with Light Speed

This academic quarter, I did something a little different than I normally do. In addition to simply assigning and grading labs as was required, I made an assignment of my ...

Science Sunday: Bright Truths about Black Holes

Black holes are one of those mysteries of science that sci-fi writers like to toy with. They’re menacing! They huge! They have some mysterious cosmic sucking power! I want ...

Science Sunday: Drop That Stellar Beat – The Kappa Mechanism

One of the most fascinating things to me in our Universe is the fact that stars, these ridiculously massive, hot, bright objects that provide the necessary energy for existence ...