STEVE in the sky
Science / Space

STEVE in the sky

No, I don’t mean an astronaut called Steve. It’s a celestial phenomenon spotted by citizen scientists and skywatchers and finally starting to be studied. STEVE stands forĀ Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, which sounds to me like SWAP — Someone Wanted A Punny Acronym (a phenomenon which can be observed across the sciences, and which I’m … Continue reading

Binary sunset
Science / Space

Binary sunset

It’s one of those really super iconic images. Two suns in the sky, both moving toward sunset. That would require a planetary system — well, at leastĀ one planet — orbiting two stars at once in a binary system. Is it possible? Fortunately for fans of both the iconic scene and scientific accuracy, yes, it looks … Continue reading