• Pluto – passage to you!

    This is Pluto. This planet (yes, but it's semantics) contains secrets to the history of the Solar System, including lessons on our home planet. We just flew past this world, surveying it with a robotic spacecraft billions of miles from Earth. We're going to be analyzing that data over the coming months and years, to
  • Venus: The Hottest Vacation Destination of the Past?

    Hi!  I’m Giada Arney, a new blogger at Pale Blue Blog from the University of Washington. Even though I’m an astrobiologist, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the least habitable planet in our solar system: Venus!  Venus has a similar size and bulk composition to Earth, but there the similarities end.  Picture this:
  • Selfies for Synchrotrons


    Did you know your smartphone might be good for something besides spamming out duck-lip pics of yourself? Did you know your phone might be a valuable scientific tool to help us understand the cosmos? Are you reading this on your phone right now?

  • Pluto Revere

    As promised, here's Julia's lyrics, rapped to the tune of Beastie Boys' "Paul Revere"

    Here's a little story I gots to tell,

    S. Domagal-Goldman
  • PaleBlue.blog @ AGU open Mic night

    So.... you all should know by now that those of us at PaleBlue.blog love science communication. So we jumped on the Open Mic Night at AGU. Here's the words to the poem I'm reading. I'll post Julia's lyrics (YES! lyrics...) in a bit. Don't trust me, I'm a scientist.
  • #tbt I’m all about that… SPACE.

    The wonderful folks at ReelNASA, out of Johnson Space Center, have done it again! Previously, they've done parodies of "Gangnam Style" (see below) and this tremendous video of Earth's atmosphere now came out with their parody of "I'm All About That Bass" today. That video, and their original viral video ("NASA Johnson Style") are below. Enjoy!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHy08ZPav88&list=UUmheCYT4HlbFi943lpH009Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sar5WT76kE