Articles on Space, Space Exploration, the Universe

The Riddle of Dark Energy

The world of physics is a confusing mix of the observational and the experimental. Scientists that study physics often find they must admit whole new concepts into their understanding of how the world works. Such is the case with dark energy and its related concept dark matter. Dark Energy Not much is known about the dark energy. The term was coined to explain the amount of energy that was suggested by mathematical computations and its effects on the universe’s … [Read more...]

A Fresh Look at the Apollo 12 Space Mission

While the first mission to the moon gets all the attention (and the near disaster of Apollo 13 was immortalize as a testament to succeed against all odds in the movie Apollo 13) it is important to note that subsequent space missions made great scientific breakthroughs as well. As the technology used to send men into space continued to mature, other space missions were planned and executed, and those missions helped us gain a new understanding of the universe and our … [Read more...]

Life on Mars? Maybe

Modern day Mars is not dissimilar to the most extreme deserts on Earth. It is a barren and desolate place, yet is still the subject of intense study and curiosity. Why is there such interest in this planet, and why do so many space scientists believe it may once have harbored life? Essentially, the presence of life on any planet or satellite is determined by five key factors: 1. Temperature. For life to exist, the temperature of a planet must allow water to … [Read more...]