Men on Mars? Updates from the Red Planet

Men on Mars? Updates from the Red Planet

Appearing once again in the morning sky, Mars is visible just before sunrise from October to December. While this might be of interest to stargazers and early risers, Mars has also appeared in the news with startling regularity.

Technologies Old and New: Harnessing the Power of the Sun and More

Technologies Old and New: Harnessing the Power of the Sun and More

Did you know that there are “widespread ruins of an abandoned solar-power technology” revealing that humans have harnessed the power of the sun for centuries?

An Update on the Solar Parker Probe

An Update on the Solar Parker Probe

From solstices, sunspots, and solar wind, the sun continues to fascinate us.

The Actress and the Composer Who Created the Basis for Modern Telecommunication

The Actress and the Composer Who Created the Basis for Modern Telecommunication

While scientists created the atomic bomb, an actress and a composer created the basis for modern telecommunication

Black Holes, Stephen Hawking, and the Evangelical Physicist Who Proved Him Wrong

Black Holes, Stephen Hawking, and the Evangelical Physicist Who Proved Him Wrong

On April 10, 2019, the first image of a black hole and its shadow was revealed to the world.

Don’t Be Left in the Dust: Solar Dust and the Renewing of Our Minds

Don’t Be Left in the Dust: Solar Dust and the Renewing of Our Minds

According to NASA, our inner solar system is full of dust and debris that can tell us new and interesting things about the formation of planets and our solar system.

Opportunity Rover Lost: Knowledge Gained

Opportunity Rover Lost: Knowledge Gained

The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been much in the news lately (even on the Magis website!), but the Opportunity rover has taken over the headlines as its mission has officially ended. 

Mountains, Mars, and Our Desire to Know

Mountains, Mars, and Our Desire to Know

In a recent post from NASA, new analysis of data from the Mars rover, Curiosity, suggests a need to reconsider the processes leading to the formation of Mount Sharp.

The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Juan Diego’s Tilma

The Science (or Lack Thereof) Behind Juan Diego’s Tilma

On December 12, 1531, an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared on the tilma of native Aztec, Juan Diego. Since then, scientists have struggled to explain just how the image got there.

Catholic Scientist Receives Recognition 90 Years Later

Catholic Scientist Receives Recognition 90 Years Later

Catholic scientist Georges Lemaître is finally credited for work he shared at an IAU meeting in 1928 with famous astronomer Edwin Hubble.

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