An Interstellar Mission Found Something Unexpected at Our Solar System’s Edge

Every 176 years, the four planets in our outer solar system present us with a rare opportunity. They’ll align in such a unique way, that it’s possible to use their gravitational forces to slingshot from one planet to the next. A PhD student figured this out back in 1965 during his summer job at the […]

How Solar Storms Affect Life on Earth

Did you know that there are terminator events in the life of our sun that can spawn a solar tsunami – colossal and super-fast waves of pure burning plasma making the magnetic poles of the sun go bonkers and literally flip? Sounds scary! So scary in fact, I couldn’t resist learning more about it so […]

Defining Gravity: Crash Course Kids #4.1

(Intro Music) If I told you that you just won the lottery, what would you do? If you’re like me, you’d jump up and down and scream. And after you are done freaking out and jumping in the air, you’d *landing sound* land on your feet, right? But WHY would you land back on the […]