Spot the King of the Planets: Watch for Jupiter | Environment

Jupiter is the undisputed king of the planets in our solar system! Jupiter is bright and easy to spot from our vantage point on Earth, aided by its massive size and reflective cloud tops and streaks. Jupiter even has moons the size of planets: Ganymede, the largest of them, is larger than Mercury. What’s more, … Read more

Why this universe? Maybe not special – just possible

Cosmologists have spent For decades you’ve struggled to understand why the universe is so amazing. Not only is it smooth and flat as far as we can see, but it’s also expanding at an ever-increasingly slow pace, when naive calculations suggest that – out of the Big Bang – space should have been gravitationally collapsed … Read more

Ask the Expert: Analyzing the Discovery of an Earth-Size Planet | Today

MSU, working with data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, helped discover an Earth-sized exoplanet – a planet outside our own solar system. The planet, called TOI-700 e, is within the habitable zone of its star, which means the newly discovered planet could be capable of supporting life as we know it. The … Read more