Why is Jupiter not a Star?!

Simple answer is Jupiter doesn’t have enough mass to fuse hydrogen into helium.  But you didn’t come here for the simple answer!  This process of turning hydrogen into helium is known as nuclear fusion and it is the energy source that powers the sun and most other stars. What drives nuclear fusion? For nuclei Read more…

13 Facts about Apollo 13

“Uh… Houston? We’ve had a problem.” Same Old, Same Old  Apollo 13 launched at 2:13 p.m. EST,  April 11, 1970 and since this was the third mission to the Moon, the public weren’t interested in moon landings. It was old news.  Even things were too good to be true at mission control as capsule communicator (Capcom) Joe Kerwin had said that Read more…