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Article of the Month: January 2015
Minor Mergers Have Massive Consequences for Black Holes
If galaxies with large amounts of stars all have black holes at their centers, then shouldn't we be able to see some fraction of Milky Way-sized galaxies with not just one, but multiple supermassive black holes at their center? Find out in this month's column!
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Play and learn
Simple and fun learning activities to share with children.
Clues from Ancient Light—With the GALEX space telescope, astronomers know the age of a source's light by its degree of red shift. In this learning-by-analogy activity, kids arrange pictures of familiar objects by judging which is older.
Paint by Pixels—Make a picture using a technique similar to that used by many NASA spacecraft to record and send pictures back to Earth.