As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first steps on the moon, it seems an ideal time to feature this recent lunar question posed by a Pullman youngster to Ask Dr. Universe.
Today, residents of the Pacific Northwest remain among the few who can still marvel at the brilliance of the Milky Way on a clear moonless night.
Harvard University physicist to present free lecture at Webster Hall on “Quantum tools to explore the universe … and help life on Earth.”
July 23 was space farming harvest day on the International Space Station, as the WSU-led experiment ‘Final Frontier Plant Habitat’ yielded its produce.
While the moon is uninhabitable today, there could have been simple life forms on its surface in the distant past.
‘Strawberry moon’ will greet sky watchers across the Pacific Northwest Wednesday night.
The absence of lunar glare will boost the brightness of this year’s mid-November display, said astronomer Michael Allen of Washington State University’s department of physics and astronomy.
The three WSU scientists collaborated with other members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration in multiple ways to make this unique discovery. One of them was to characterize the detectors in order to improve their sensitivity to these weak gravitational-wave signals.
By 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.
By Linda Weiford, WSU News
PULLMAN, Wash. – Parts of Washington state will be treated to an extraordinary show during what NASA is calling the “Great American Eclipse” on Aug. 21, even though the sun won’t completely disappear.