Brian Koberlein is an astrophysicist and physics professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. He writes about astronomy and astrophysics on his blog "One Universe at a Time," as well as on Google+. You can follow him on Twitter @BrianKoberlein

Solar Eclipses Reveal That the Pace of Time is Changing

Our days are lengthening by about 1.8 milliseconds per century.

August 20, 2017

A Different Kind of Science Show

These stories are worth telling.

August 18, 2017

Uncover The Hidden Stories Behind Our Greatest Scientific Discoveries

The universe has a story to tell.

August 16, 2017

Why Some Stars Are Really Just Super Hot Vacuums

One of the common tropes in astronomy is a comparison of our Sun to other stars. It’s a great way of showing just how tiny we are. Betelgeuse, for example, has a radius more than 1,100 times that of...

May 21, 2015

Water on Alien Worlds: Ganymede

We know Enceledus has liquid water by its cryovolcanoes. There are other ways we can tell if a moon has a water interior, but one of the more interesting methods is to look at a moon’s aurora. This...

May 8, 2015

Does A Great Filter Solve the Fermi Paradox?

In this article, we covered the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial intelligence. While there are lots of possible reasons why such evidence isn’t forthcoming, the seeming abundance of...

April 30, 2015

What are the Zodiac Constellations?

The most famous constellations (other than perhaps Orion and the Big Dipper) are the Zodiac constellations. These are twelve constellations that lie along the ecliptic, which is the apparent path the...

April 23, 2015

Scientists Propose A Way We Might be Able to Detect the Graviton

A recent article in Physical Review Letters proposed a new way to detect gravitons. The setup could be done in a lab, which is in stark contrast to the usual view that you’d need a Jupiter-mass...

April 20, 2015

Abiogenesis: Where Did Life Begin?

One of the big unsolved questions in chemistry and biology concerns the origin of life on Earth. One of the more speculative ideas on the matter is known as panspermia, or idea that life arose...

April 10, 2015

Understanding Quantum Mechanics: What is Electromagnetism?

On the face of it, both electricity and magnetism are remarkably similar to gravity. Just as two masses are attracted to each other by an inverse square force, the force between two charged objects or...

March 24, 2015
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