All galaxies are fated to "die" and stop making stars. The reason may lie with the supermassive black hole lurking in their cores.
For years astronomers anticipated a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri. Michelle Thaller talks with astrophysicist Patricia Boyd about NASA’s ongoing search for exoplanets and what’s next for exploring other worlds.
Host Michelle Thaller speaks with Lucy McFadden, co-investigator of NASA’s Dawn Mission that traveled 130 million miles to orbit the asteroids Vesta and Ceres.
Host Michelle Thaller and eclipse-chaser Michael Kentrianakis talk about how an Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to view an eclipse, and where best to view the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.
Michelle Thaller speaks with NASA's Aprille Ericcson about her aerospace career path and how to recruit more women and minorities into engineering and space science.
In this special Mother’s Day episode, Michelle talks with her mom about what it was like raising a space-obsessed daughter in Wisconsin and watching her grow into a scientist.
Astronomer Michelle Thaller talks with scientist Ashley Davies about the importance of volcanoes in the solar system and to life on Earth.
Dr. Michelle Thaller introduces us to Dr. Anna Moore, a scientist who travels to Antarctica to read the thermal (infrared) signals of a violent universe.
Host Dr. Michelle Thaller talks to physicist Lisa Randall, a theoretical particle physicist at Harvard, about what caused the dinosaurs’ extinction and the role dark matter plays in the universe and our world.
Host Michelle Thaller talks with Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait about a conundrum: why are humans so quick to explain the unknowns of the cosmos as aliens? And why is this healthy imagination important in science?
Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941) classified hundreds of thousands of stars and created the system we use to understand stars today.
You can't get rid of noise in your astrophotographs, but you can reduce its impact with more signal.
Courtesy of The Kavli Foundation, read the conversation between two 2016 Kavli Prize laureates as they discuss the struggle to detect gravitational waves and how their discovery is changing our understanding of the universe.
El 21 de Agosto del 2017 va a ser la primera vez que los Americanos podrán ver un eclipse total de Sol desde 1949. Un espectáculo tan grandioso obtendrá mucha atención, pero también atrae mucha planificación necesaria.
African American physicist, Arthur B.C. Walker Jr. (1936-2001), helped develop solar telescopes to image the Sun’s corona.
American astronomer Vera Rubin (1928 - ) measured how fast galaxies rotate, delivering decisive evidence for the existence of dark matter.
Learn how to photograph a meteor shower with these step-by-step instructions, as well as advice for the advanced imager.
The phases of the Moon are determined by the relative positions of the Moon, Earth, and Sun.
Few amateurs have looked through a telescope and not imagined what it would be like to take a photo of the target in the eyepiece. I know I did when I got my first telescope. But back then, astrophotography was practically a black art: 35mm film was the only medium of choice, and it required…
The Kavli Foundation hosted a Q&A with three astronomers to probe the recent discovery of hard-to-produce heavy elements in a nearby dwarf galaxy. The discovery sheds light on stellar histories and galactic evolution.
Prepare for the 2017 solar eclipse with these basic facts and other resources.
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It's easy to take high-quality images of the lunar disk.
Learn how powerful new telescopes and techniques are enabling scientists to probe planets in the earliest stages of development.
To mark the start of a new era of astronomy, three principal LIGO researchers speak with The Kavli Foundation on their epic discovery and how it will transform the way we see the cosmos.