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Mysteries from the moon’s past
July 23, 2018

While the moon is uninhabitable today, there could have been simple life forms on its surface in the distant past.

WSU scientists help detect gravitational waves for third time
August 7, 2017

black holeBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three billion years ago in a distant galaxy, two massive black holes slammed together, merged into one and sent space–time vibrations, known as gravitational waves, shooting out into the universe.

Ask Dr. Universe: Why do we need stars?
April 4, 2017

Dr. UniversePULLMAN, Wash. – If you are anything like me, you like watching the night sky. The stars we see are a lot like our nearest star, the sun. They are just much farther away. That makes stars look like small twinkly things instead of a big, furious thing like our sun.

Ask Dr. Universe: What color are our stars?
November 29, 2016

dr-universe-logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – Just the other night, I grabbed my binoculars and looked up to the starry sky. At first the stars looked white, but when I looked closer I noticed some appeared more blue and red.