(What it is not is evidence that dark matter is somehow “less dark” than we thought, as has been reported elsewhere. Boo on bad press release headlines—I’m talking to you, ESO.) Southern Map Maker: Old Reliable In Chile, atop a mountain, one
Space, as Douglas Adams once so aptly wrote, is big. To try imagining how big, place a penny down in front of you. If our sun were the size of that penny, the nearest star, Alpha Centauri, would be 350 miles away.
This great tool was developed back in 2010 — I’m not sure how I missed it, or why none of us on GeekDad have written about it before. The Scale of the Universe is an interactive infographic that allows you to scroll
Chubbs the Wampug has made quite the splash in the Star Wars universe. With a movie, Facebook page and fans around the globe, Chubbs is one of the biggest four legged stars in the galaxy. I jumped with excitement when she agreed
Occasionally I like to think that I can channel Martha Stewart. It usually ends up with me in a very messy situation and proclaiming a few choice words. I have tried and failed several times to create Cake Pops a la Bakerella,
After decades of careful searching, astronomers and physicists are finally closing in on dark matter—the unseen majority of stuff in the universe. Physicists first theorized in the 1930s that a mysterious form of matter was holding galaxies together. By the early 1980s,