Ben has spent many, many years in science and tech publishing, since long before Curiosity was a just a glint in NASA's eye. He's also done some hard time in crime journalism, but that's another story. He likes space A LOT - mostly, reading or writing about what can happen when insanely clever people with lofty ambitions get billion-dollar budgets to play with.
reference Most stars are main sequence stars that fuse hydrogen to form helium in their cores - including our sun.
reference Artificial satellites from Earth have only populated space since 1957, but there are now hundreds of thousands of objects from our planet in orbit.