Stunning New Image of Pluto’s North Pole Released

On July 14 of last year, at a distance of 33,970 km, just prior to its closest approach to Pluto, the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC) aboard New Horizons acquired this stunning, enhanced-color view of Pluto’s North Pole. Released last Thursday, February 25, the image shows the frozen canyons, details, diversity and unusual colors of … More Stunning New Image of Pluto’s North Pole Released

NASA Releases Stunning Martian Panorama

This recently released panorama from NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is a composite of 817 images acquired over a 4 month period  during the most recent Martian Winter. Opportunity’s Pancam took the component images between the 2,811-th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s Mars surface mission (Dec. 21, 2011) and Sol 2,947 (May 8, … More NASA Releases Stunning Martian Panorama

Gravity Waves, A Key Aspect of Einstein’s General Relativity, Detected

Those were the headlines two weeks ago in various forms, announcing that gravity waves, a key aspect of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, had been detected. Rather than publish this article then, I waited to see what the scope and breadth of the reporting would be and the various reactions to it. Conspiracy theorists were … More Gravity Waves, A Key Aspect of Einstein’s General Relativity, Detected