A Ceres of Fortunate Eventshttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/A-Ceres-of-Fortunate-EventsRecent studies reject the long-held belief that Ceres is carbon-rich in composition.Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/A-Ceres-of-Fortunate-EventsPluto’s Heart Will Go Onhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Plutos-Heart-Will-Go-OnJames Keane and Isamu Matsuyama conclude that Pluto’s balance is being thrown off kilter by a process called polar wander.Sun, 20 Nov 2016 11:00:00 -0600https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Plutos-Heart-Will-Go-OnObscured by Methane Cloudshttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Obscured-by-Methane-CloudsAn eleven-hour video shows methane cloud dynamics of Titan’s northern hemisphere.Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:00:00 -0600https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Obscured-by-Methane-CloudsNot So New Horizonshttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Not-So-New-HorizonsA celebration of New Horizons’ one-year-anniversary of the Pluto flyby with new data and conclusions to questions about old data.Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Not-So-New-HorizonsKepler and the First Lawhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Kepler-and-the-First-LawA brief examination of Johannes Kepler's life and the first law of planetary motion. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Kepler-and-the-First-LawThe Sun and its Prominenceshttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/The-Sun-and-its-ProminencesA monster prominence erupts from the surface of the Sun.Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/The-Sun-and-its-ProminencesPluto’s Palhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Plutos-PalUsing recently developed software called the Dark Energy Camera, a team from Michigan discovered a dwarf planet and are now looking for Plant Nine.Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Plutos-PalThe Skeleton of the Galaxyhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/The-Skeleton-of-the-GalaxyEuropean astronomers are identifying filaments as the bones of the Milky Way.Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/The-Skeleton-of-the-GalaxyHow Pluto is Challenging our Understanding of the Solar Systemhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/How-Pluto-is-Challenging-Our-Understanding-of-the-Solar-SystemThe first detection of emitted X-rays from Pluto is very strange.Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/How-Pluto-is-Challenging-Our-Understanding-of-the-Solar-SystemPaint It Redhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Paint-It-RedScientists come to a conclusion after a year of studying what is turning Charon’s surface red.Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Paint-It-RedLike an Egyptianhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Like-an-EgyptianESA prepares for the Rosetta spacecraft to land on comet 67P and anticipates the new conclusions that can be drawn with the expected data.Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Like-an-EgyptianLenticular Galaxy Spotted by Hubblehttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Lenticular-Galaxy-Spotted-by-HubbleHubble spies a lenticular galaxy, PGC 83677, outshining all others.Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Lenticular-Galaxy-Spotted-by-HubbleNewton's Methodhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Newtons-MethodA Brief Description of One of Newton's Contributions to the Scientific RevolutionSat, 17 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Newtons-MethodOur World Just Got a Lot Biggerhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Our-World-Just-Got-a-Lot-BiggerEuropean Space Agency releases Gaia space telescope star-mapping image of the Milky Way.Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Our-World-Just-Got-a-Lot-BiggerStrangest Star In Our Galaxyhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Strangest-Star-In-Our-GalaxyScientists continue to uncover the mysteries behind Boyajian’s Star and its light curve that cannot be explained.Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Strangest-Star-In-Our-GalaxyNew Exoplanets Discoveredhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/New-Exoplanets-DiscovedNASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planetsSun, 15 May 2016 10:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/New-Exoplanets-DiscovedThe Heart of Natural Processeshttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/The-Heart-of-Natural-ProcessesNASA's research on magnetic reconnection offers insights into the key to fundamental processes.Sun, 15 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/The-Heart-of-Natural-ProcessesIce, Ice Maybe Caused by a Change in Small-Scale Jetshttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Ice-Ice-Maybe-Caused-by-a-Change-in-Small-Scale-JetsWhen confused by the projections of jets on Enceladus, scientists set out to absolve the ambiguity.Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Ice-Ice-Maybe-Caused-by-a-Change-in-Small-Scale-JetsShine Bright like a Ceres Craterhttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Shine-Bright-like-a-Ceres-CraterImages of craters on Ceres show a peculiar bright substance.Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Shine-Bright-like-a-Ceres-CraterPluto's Sunken Hearthttps://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Plutos-Sunken-HeartTopographic maps show Pluto’s sunken heartSat, 30 Apr 2016 00:00:00 -0500https://www.samford.edu/departments/planetarium/blog/Plutos-Sunken-Heart