Veggies Grown in Virtual Martial Soil Mar 25, 2016

With interest in Mars continuing to ramp up, so are the number of missions to the red planet. But beyond the need for speed to get there, the payload needs energy as well. With computers and machines it is a straight forward process – power down for the flight and shut down when the mission ends.

The Next Big Thing in Space Exploration Mar 21, 2016

Earth is a big place. It can seem hard to remember that when we can talk instantly with anyone. Or, when we can jump on a plane in the morning and be on the other side before the sun sets. Air planes allow us to travel in a matter of hour to places that took us weeks or months to travel too and required the support of governments to finance.

Why That Gravitational Wave Discovery Is So Heavy Feb 22, 2016

You have likely read or heard about the recent detection of gravitational waves from the Large Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). “Why is this such a big deal?” you might ask. “Aren’t astronomers making discoveries every day now?” Well, it is a big deal, with cosmic potential. Here’s why.