What Was the Carrington Event?

By Fraser Cain Isn’t modern society great? With all this technology surrounding us in all directions. It’s like a cocoon of sweet, fluffy silicon. There are chips in my fitness tracker, my bluetooth headset, mobile phone, car keys and that’s just on...

Who was Max Planck?

By Matt Williams Imagine if you will that your name would forever be associated with a groundbreaking scientific theory. Imagine also that your name would even be attached to a series of units, designed to performs measurements for complex equations. Now imagine that...

Some Earth Life is Ready to Live on Mars, Right Now

By Matt Williams For some time, scientists have suspected that life may have existed on Mars in the deep past. Owing to the presence of a thicker atmosphere and liquid water on its surface, it is entirely possible that the simplest of organisms might have begun to...

Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons

By Mike.Buckley@jhuapl.edu (M. Buckley) New Horizons team members will discuss the achievements of the Pluto encounter and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration during a Facebook Live event at 4 p.m. EST on Jan. 19 — the 11th anniversary of the...

Last Man on the Moon, Gene Cernan, Has Died

By Nancy Atkinson One of Apollo’s finest, astronaut Gene Cernan, has left Earth for the last time. Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, died Monday, January 16, 2017. “Gene Cernan, Apollo astronaut and the last man to walk on the moon, has passed from our...