Big Picture Science – As the Worlds Turn: Britney Schmidt
by Gary Niederhoff on October 16, 2012
Part 2 of As the Worlds Turn, featuring Britney Schmidt, research scientist at the University of Texas, Austin, on finding an enormous ocean beneath the frozen surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Could it harbor life?
There's a new big dipper in the nighttime sky.
No, it's not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but... (read more)