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Ask Dr. Universe
Winter 2014

If there were a black hole between the Earth and moon, what would we see?


Categories: Space sciences
Tags: Astronomy, Black holes


Mission accomplished
Fall 2014

After the 2009 failure of launch of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory, WSU emeritus professor George Mount kept working on it. The new OCO launched successfully this July.


Categories: Space sciences, Engineering, Environmental studies
Tags: Satellites, Greenhouse gases


Looking for life’s origins in the clouds of a moon
Fall 2012

Carol Turse, a doctoral candidate in WSU’s School of the Environment’s Laboratory for Astrobiological Investigations, is conducting a variation of the Miller-Urey experiment, the first successful laboratory attempt to test theories about the origin of life, to simulate the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan.


Categories: Space sciences
Tags: Titan, Astrobiology, Saturn, Evolution


Space Chronicles
Spring 2009
Working on her doctorate at Washington State University, Jennifer Ross-Nazzal ’04 was drawn to public history–a field that combines academic history with non-traditional methods of collecting and presenting historical information. The program...
Categories: Space sciences, History
Tags: Space exploration, NASA


Questioning the questions
Summer 2007
A few years ago, when an academic publisher approached Dirk Schulze-Makuch about writing a book on the search for extraterrestrial life, the astrobiologist couldn't resist."You're not often getting asked to write a book about life in the universe,...
Categories: Space sciences
Tags: Astrobiology, Extraterrestrial life


The longest view
Spring 2007

The Hubble Space Telescope yields the deepest view yet of deep space.


Categories: Space sciences
Tags: Hubble Space Telescope, Astronomy


Don't panic yet
Winter 2002
An asteroid may be heading for a collision with earth, reports a group of researchers including Washington State University's Scott Hudson. Fortunately, the actual probability of a collision is only one-third of one percent, and we have 878 years ...
Categories: Space sciences
Tags: Asteroids