As Trace Dominguez said on "Pluto is Coming," a livestream by TestTube Plus and DNews on YouTube, Pluto is the first flyby in the social media era. The space probe New Horizons launched in January 2006, passed Jupiter with a gravity-assisted new trajectory in February 2007, and spent much of its flight since in hibernation. Indeed, … Continue reading Pluto Flyby!
After graduating college with a biology degree, I find most of my intellectual interest gearing toward subjects that were not integrated into my program. Conventionally this would mean biochemistry, soil science, water science, geomorphology--basically, environmental and related physical sciences. However, thanks to science nerd social media I jumped on the astrophysics bandwagon. Books I most … Continue reading Book Reflection: Studies in Astrophysics: Cosmos by Carl Sagan and A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking