Six space missions to look forward to in 2021

India may land on the Moon this coming year, while Nasa will launch its new, powerful rocket farther into space than any other human rated spacecraft.

Gareth Dorrian, Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Space Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Jan. 1, 2021 ~7 min

exoplanets mars space-exploration hubble-space-telescope james-webb-telescope artemis-program

Science fiction builds mental resiliency in young readers

Fantasy fiction provides more than escapism for young readers.

Esther Jones, Associate Professor of English, affiliate with Africana Studies and Women's & Gender Studies, Clark University • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~8 min

 hubble-space-telescope  science-fiction  fantasy-literature  speculative-fiction  book-censorship

How the Hubble Space Telescope opened our eyes to the first galaxies of the universe

Thirty years ago the Hubble Space Telescope began snapping photos of distant stars, providing a time machine that has taken astronomers back to when the universe was less than a billion years old.

Rodger I. Thompson, Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona • conversation
April 24, 2020 ~9 min

 astronomy  nasa  hubble-space-telescope  james-webb-telescope  infrared  universe-expansion  star-formation  galaxies

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