Allergies? Must Be Pollen Corona Season Again

Don’t be surprised if you look up in the Sun’s direction and squint with itchy, watery eyes. You might be staring into billows of tree pollen wafting through your town. It’s certainly been happening where I live. When conditions are right, billions of microscopic pollen grains consort to create small, oval-shaped rings around a bright […]

Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think

The merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy won’t happen for another 4 billion years, but the recent discovery of a massive halo of hot gas around Andromeda may mean our galaxies are already touching.(…)Read the rest of Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think (740 words) © Bob King for Universe Today, […]

The Physics Behind “Intellstellar’s” Visual Effects Was So Good, it Lead to a Scientific Discovery

While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that would be central to the plot. As a theoretical physicist, he also wanted to create something that was truly realistic and as close to the real thing as movie-goers would ever see. On the other […]