Dark Matter

Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. We are coming up on our first year complete for this blog! It’s been a tremendous journey and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your help and support. In today’s blog post, I thought I’d return to the...

LIGO

Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. Recently, some gravitational waves made waves throughout the astrophysics community. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, discovered evidence of an intermediate-mass black hole merger....

Neutron Stars

Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well.  Last time, we wrapped up our discussion about stars as a whole. We discussed them from start to finish, both literally and metaphorically: from their fiery birth, to their (sometimes) fiery ends, as well as the...

Stars: Part III

Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. Last time, we discussed the stellar world of – well – stars! We started out with their makeup, the chemistry that drives them, and their formation. Then, we discussed their life cycle, as well as the...

Stars: Part II

Welcome back! I hope all of you are safe and doing well. There is some momentous space news! On the 30th of May, 2020, astronauts lifted off from the United States for the first time in nine years. More significantly, this is the first time that they were taken to the...

Stars: Part I

Welcome back! I hope you are all safe and doing well. For this time’s post, we will be discussing stars. What they are, how they are formed, their life cycle, and what happens when a star dies. Now that’s a lot of material, so we’ll break up this material over the...