Cassidi is a science enthusiast motivated to share the wonders of discovery with others. Her passion inspired her to create the blog Shout Out Science (shoutoutscience.wordpress.com), aimed at fostering scientific literacy and to spread the love of knowledge.

Origins of Mars’ Mystery Gullies Solved

It was nearly 15 years ago when scientists first spotted gullies on Mars. Since then they’ve had the opportunity to make continual observations of these structures using the Mars...

July 15, 2014

Cleaning the Cosmos with Space Harpoons

A computer simulation made by the Institute for Air and Spacesystems at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, shows the distribution and movement of space debris at present and in future....

July 5, 2014

NASA Plans to Capture Asteroid In Moon’s Orbit

As part of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), NASA and cooperative scientists have been searching for a suitable asteroid to capture and redirect into the moon’s orbit for continual research. The...

June 24, 2014

Giving Birth to the Serpent’s Stars

Revealed in this recent image taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) is the star-forming region called the Serpens Cloud Core. The cluster shown contains...

June 12, 2014

Echoes of Light Dancing Within the Universe

  The cosmos has the ability to create majestic formations that look more like an artistic expression than science. Case in point, V838 Monocerotis Light Echo. Though it is just one of the echoed...

June 12, 2014

Extremophiles: Life on Mars and What Causes Magenta Lakes

In terms of microbes, there’re none more remarkable than the extremophiles. These organisms may be the best contestants for finding life on Mars, and they are responsible for the most alluring pink...

June 7, 2014

NASA’s New Technology Captures First High Resolution Images of Coronal Mass Ejection

NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has taken its first images of a huge coronal mass ejection (CME). The spacecraft was launched with the hopes of studying the Sun in exquisite...

June 3, 2014

Scientist Discover Nearby Massive Hypervelocity Star

Earlier this year FQTQ reported on real-life shooting stars, and recently a new shooting star has been found! Real shooting stars are sun-like objects, varying in size, traveling at astronomical...

May 27, 2014

Verifying the Expected: Saturn’s Dancing Aurorae

Just as anticipated, scientists have confirmed that Saturn’s elaborate aurora displays are caused by the fluctuations of its magnetosphere. The findings are not necessarily surprising; in fact, they...

May 21, 2014

Segue 1: Time Capsule of an Ancient Universe

There’s something fascinating about Segue 1, a galaxy first noticed in 2006 by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. From the beginning, this patch of sky was puzzling to astronomers because despite it...

May 17, 2014
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