Tags: astronomy

How Nomad Planets Work

Think about every space movie you’ve seen and name the worst imaginable way that a character has been killed off (and try to forget about the baby alien popping out...

10 Crackpot Theories About Space

Space, the final frontier — a seemingly infinite region filled with so much wildness and weirdness that even the brightest human minds can hardly begin to understand it. Gazing up...

What’s an accretion disk?

An accretion disk sounds like something you might have installed on an old-school desktop PC in order to load a program. («To play ‘Oregon Trail,’ start by inserting your accretion...

The Year’s Best Astronomy Photos

The «2011 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition» The winning images will be on display at the Royal Observatory, London, from 9 September until February 2012 Selection of images from...