For over 60 years astronomers believed that there are plasma tubes in the Earth’s magnetosphere. Then, a young astronomy student found them. This is what they look like.
The most luminous galaxy to date | Day 285
I wrote so much stuff yesterday that you should read some of that. Here’s my story about the most luminous galaxy ever found.
Mythology and microwave ovens | Day 281
Crappy science reporting on perytons would have you think that astronomers are doofuses and can’t tell a microwave from an alien.
Happy 25 years, Hubble! | Day 251
The Hubble Space Telescope has been doing laps around our planet for 25 years to the day. But there is already a scientific successor lying in wait.