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Ghost dunes on the surface of Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Ghost Dunes of Mars

Echoes of ancient sand dunes on the Red Planet could hold clues to martian life

A selfie taken in Minecraft, by the author.

What Minecraft Can Teach You About Neutron Stars

A bag of holding would involve extreme physics in interesting ways.

An artist's interpretation of the exoplanet Kepler-186f. Image credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle

Seasons of Time

Computer simulations show at least some exoplanets have stable seasons

Artist's impression of the interstellar object Oumuamua. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Interstellar Asteroid Might Be A Comet

The interstellar asteroid Oumuamua could actually be a comet.

Astronomer Alan Fitzsimmons contemplates the Southern Sky. Credit: ESO/A. Fitzsimmons

The Greatest Gift

Humanity might be truly alone in the universe, and that could be our greatest gift.

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Brian Koberlein

I’m a farm boy who became an astrophysicist. Along the way I’ve been a farmhand, father, programmer, husband, author, and professor. Sometimes I write things. When I do, you can usually find it here.

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