NASA Passes on the Torch: Conquest of Space Redefined

NASA Passes on the Torch: Conquest of Space Redefined

An op-ed I originally wrote for and published on CORE Impulse. Just as a relatively clear sky welcomed a blood moon early morning Tuesday, April 15 at Columbia, clouds soon covered the spectacular total eclipse. Just as the infamous 20th century space race peaked in 1969, space exploration has gradually declined and faded away in recent … Continue reading

AstroStories: Astronomy, Astrology, and Mythology

AstroStories: Astronomy, Astrology, and Mythology

AstroStories ~ Astronomy. Astrology. Mythology. Astronomy is the oldest science, evolving from storytelling and navigation to being combined with astrology and horoscopes to discoveries familiar to today’s technology. From the Stone Age to ancient civilizations, Renaissance, and the modern era, people look to the skies every night to solve its mystery, only to raise more questions about … Continue reading

Asteroid Capture!

Asteroid Capture!

Asteroids are an excellent source of natural resources (minerals, etc.) As stated in the U.S. fiscal year of 2014 budget, NASA requested $100 million to initiate plans to capture an asteroid, haul it into the lunar orbit, and send manned missions to the asteroid by 2025! Mining an asteroid in the future could help resupply … Continue reading

Anti-Matter vs. Dark Matter

Anti-Matter vs. Dark Matter

What is the difference between anti-matter and dark matter? Is there anything anti-matter and dark matter have in common? Anti-matter is the idea of negative matter, or matter with the same mass but opposite an charge and quantum spin than that of normal matter. Anti-matter is just like normal matter with different properties. The antimatter … Continue reading

How It All Began: “To Infinity and Beyond”

How It All Began: “To Infinity and Beyond”

“TO INFINITY AND BEYOND” Mysteries galaxies cover, Restlessness stars show, Beauty planets exhibit, In the infinity and beyond! From minuscule neutrinos to the expanding Universe, astronomy rules the Fabric of the Cosmos. But in my birthplace, the sky is hidden by a mask of light pollution and fossil fuel wastes. I often pondered what lay … Continue reading

Supernovae: Dying Stars

Supernovae: Dying Stars

It is true that all living things come from stardust. In about 5 billion years, our Sun will have swelled to a red giant and engulfed the inner planets, ready to explode in a supernova. Supernovae enrich the interstellar medium with high mass elements, like iron and calcium. The high energy from supernovae also triggers … Continue reading