Space Photos of the Week: Spying on Jupiter

Space Photos of the Week: Spying on Jupiter

The god Jupiter was a cheating punk. Always sleeping with mortals was he, and enshrouding himself with thick clouds so his wife wouldn’t know what he was up to. Except, ha! His wife Juno had the power to see through his fake atmosphere. Which, obviously, is why...
Space Photos of the Week: Tune Into Neptune

Space Photos of the Week: Tune Into Neptune

Thirty years ago NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft flew past Neptune, completing its epic journey through the outer solar system. The eighth and outermost planet in our neighborhood, Neptune is considered one of the ice giants, along with Uranus. But that name is a misnomer...
Space Photos of the Week: Hubbub Over Hubble

Space Photos of the Week: Hubbub Over Hubble

We are entering low earth orbit this week and spending time with the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble was launched from the Discovery space shuttle in 1990, and has been operating and studying the cosmos ever since. It has helped determine the age of the universe, the...
Queering Comics and Cosplay at Flame Con

Queering Comics and Cosplay at Flame Con

The scene was organized chaos. Rows upon rows of artists displaying their latest work, engrossed in conversation with fans. Panels of podcasters and performers. So much cosplay. It was pretty much what you’d expect to see at a comic convention—but a whole lot gayer....
Space Photos of the Week: Sun Spotting

Space Photos of the Week: Sun Spotting

Much of how the Sun works remains a mystery: It has its own weather cycles, which we are just beginning to understand, for starters, and scientists are unsure how the solar wind—a major component in solar weather—exactly works. Good thing NASA recently launched a...