Venus, Jupiter and the humbling reminder of our own place in creation

BY: - March 3, 2023

I was out in my front yard earlier this week, staring up at the night sky, and feeling impossibly humbled by the scale and the grandeur of the universe. In case you missed it, Venus and Jupiter are appearing close together in the western sky in an event called a conjunction, according to CNN. Such celestial […]


The most powerful space telescope ever built will look back to the Dark Ages of the universe

BY: - October 15, 2021

By Chris Impey, University of Arizona Some have called NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope the “telescope that ate astronomy.” It is the most powerful space telescope ever built and a complex piece of mechanical origami that has pushed the limits of human engineering. On Dec. 18, 2021, after years of delays and billions of dollars […]