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  1. How To Top 5 Space-Themed Video Games

    Us civilians are sadly stuck on Earth right now, at least for the foreseeable future. While this could certainly change soon (we’re looking at you, SpaceX), for now, the closest we can get to adventures in space comes in the form of video games. But not just any video games, mind you. These are...
  2. How To 5 Weirdest Theories in Astrophysics

    No matter how you look at it, every branch of physics is weird, and astrophysics is no different. The way our universe works is strange, wacky, and also wonderful. Here’s a look at some of the weirdest theories in astrophysics that just might turn out to be true. 1. String Theory String theory...
  3. How To How to Build a Backyard Observatory

    An observatory is really just a safe place to house a telescope and an ideal place to observe from. Given these characteristics, what’s stopping you from creating your own in the comfort of your own backyard? Sure, you may not rival the likes of Mt. Wilson, but you’ll have a dedicated place to...
  4. How To What Does a Lack of Gravity Do to the Human Body?

    When astronaut Scott Kelly spend an entire year in space, he not only impressed the world but also helped NASA with some very important research. Even though we’ve had humans in space for many years, we still don’t know everything about what a lack of gravity does to our bodies. We are...
  5. How To How Do Black Holes Work?

    Black holes are possibly the most mysterious objects in the universe, and their name doesn’t really help their reputation. Of course, it’s also a little misleading. Black holes aren’t really holes at all, but instead they’re areas of incredibly strong gravity resulting from (we think) a...
  6. How To How Hawking Radiation Works

    The name Stephen Hawking will forever be associated with a brilliant and inspirational scientist who helped come up with theories and explanations for some of the strangest mysteries in physics. One such theory, known as Hawking Radiation, could shed light on objects that frighten and fascinate...
  7. How To How NASA Plans to Deal with Killer Asteroids

    One of science-fiction’s favorite topics is killer asteroids. What’s not to love? Earth in peril, and only science to save the day. Movies like this make us laugh and cry, but rarely do we think about the reality. Chunks of space debris are whizzing past us every day and much of what hits us...
  8. How To What Happens to the Human Body in Space?

    As much as we hate to admit it, humans are fragile. We’re designed to live on Earth under some pretty specific conditions, and we are certainly not put together to survive outside Earth without some assistance. As a result, some funny things happen to the human body when we venture away from our...
  9. How To How SpaceX Plans to Land the First Humans on Mars

    The future of humans more than likely lies out there in the solar system, and perhaps beyond. For the time being, we’re stuck here on Earth, looking longingly at other planets and wondering what it might be like to step foot on one of them. Mars has long been a favorite for both exploration and...
  10. How To How to Observe the Moon

    Our constant companion is a familiar sight in the night sky. Sometimes, we can even take for granted the fact that it’s there at all. But when you want to take a few moments to appreciate its beauty, what’s the best way to observe the moon? Here’s what you should do: 1. Pick the right phase...
  11. How To How Do We Navigate In Space?

    Turn right on 1st street. It’s just north of the river. Follow your GPS! Down here on Earth, directions seem so simple (or at least, relatively so). We determine our cardinal directions using the poles, and the concepts of “right” and “left” are ingrained. But once you get out into space...
  12. How To How Rockets Are Launched

    Everyone loves a good rocket launch. That initial countdown when everyone is hushed and prepared to witness an amazing feat. The moments just before the engines are fired. The exhilarating rush when liftoff is achieved. We all know the feeling, but do we know the science? Here’s how the rocket...
  13. How To Top 5 SpaceX Accomplishments

    Few companies have captured the attention and admiration of the public quite like SpaceX. Led by visionary (and to some, madman) Elon Musk, SpaceX is at the forefront of innovation as far as space travel and rocket technology are concerned. The list of the company’s accomplishments is long, but...
  14. How To Why are Some Elements More Abundant Than Others?

    The periodic table is such a standard diagram in the educational system, we often forget what a wonder it is that we even know about and can distinguish between the dozens of elements that make up our world. What’s even more amazing is that on a grander scale, most of those elements are...
  15. How To 5 Incredible Earth-like Planets

    Earth is an incredible place. We humans feel incredibly special to be able to live and thrive on such a unique planet, and so we should. However, the more technology we put into orbit, the more we realize we might not be the only planet out there with life-sustaining characteristics. Since Earth...
  16. How To How Do We Know the Universe is Expanding?

    Whenever we discuss the universe, one characteristic that always comes up is expansion. The universe is expanding, growing in every direction at once, becoming more vast with each passing moment. How do we know this with any amount of certainty, though? After all, shouldn’t it be difficult to...
  17. How To What Happened During the Big Bang?

    The Big Bang. That incredible, cosmic moment that led to everything we see and everything we know today. When the theory was first suggested, it seemed outlandish. Impossible. Insane. But when it comes to the universe, what seems crazy is often true. We understand the overarching concept of the...
  18. How To Why is Space Cold?

    Stand under full sun for 10 minutes during the summer and you’ll forget all about the fact that, in general, space is very, very cold. The exact temperature? A frigid -455 F. To put that in perspective, the coldest temperature we’ve ever recorded here on Earth was 128.6 F, which is practically...
  19. How To Top 5 Space Movies

    If you love space and all things science, chances are you’re also a fan of space-themed movies. And why shouldn’t you be? Fighting the forces of good and evil, dealing with the struggles of living in the inhospitable outer reaches of the universe, and stretching the human imagination are all...
  20. How To How to Install Kerbal Space Program macOS

    Have you heard everyone raving about Kerbal Space Program and decided you have to try it out for yourself? It’s an addicting game that has grabbed the attention of many people. The community is vast, mods are everywhere, and the possibilities are virtually endless. Most of the instructions out...