Elizabeth is a freelance science writer. She has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked with telescopes all around the world and in space. Now she writes on astronomy, physics, geology, mathematics, and science and technology in society.
PAHs may be able to form in cold regions of space, affecting what scientists think about the origins of planets and possibility of alien life.
Magnetic storms can create amazing auroras, but they also have the capacity to impact our power grid.
It’s not always easy to match objects from various telescopic surveys. A new method can change this, allowing objects to be matched in up to 100 different surveys.
Landing on Europa is a highly anticipated, possible NASA mission. Engineers recently tested how to successfully land a spacecraft on the icy moon.
Wind tunnels show what a probe descending into the atmosphere of Uranus or Neptune would probably need to contend with. Such a probe is a high-priority mission for both NASA and ESA.