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Final Stop: Magnetars

We have one final blog from past summer intern Jason McCracken, wrapping up his adventures through space. Remember that time when we were all like Oooooh and Aaaaah? I miss those days. Since we began exploring these voids I’ve been starting to get a little bored. I mean look over … Continue Reading →

Next Stop: Voids

If I were going to pull an epic heist on a diamond planet, wouldn’t hiding out in a universally massive void that is larger than galaxies (and has less going on than Kadykchan, Russia) be an excellent choice? Perhaps there we could start the first universal free trade black market. … Continue Reading →

Next Stop: Diamond Planets

So here we are, two souls bound by the gravity of our hearts, orbiting each other’s thoughts as the universe sets on the cosmic ocean. The universe seems to slow as we drift around the quasar, and millennia seem to pass. Stars shoot across the void, and our eyes connect. … Continue Reading →

Next Stop: Shooting Stars

Last time, we set ourselves up with a nice place to cool off and had a drink or two. And as the evening rolls up, we can lay back with our drinks, dipping our feet in the distant APM 08279+5255 quasar, and watch the universe set. Maybe we can catch a shooting star or … Continue Reading →

Next Stop: the Universe

The universe is big. Of course it’s big, it’s the universe. Maybe big isn’t a good term, but that’s besides the point. In the vastness that is, what is out there for me? What can I do (hypothetically, of course) in this unfathomably vast menagerie of exotic cosmic objects? Let’s … Continue Reading →

American Astronomical Society wrap-up

Well, it happened again, guys!  The 222nd biannual meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) held at the Indiana Convention Center, that’s what. For those of you not in the loop, the American Astronomical Society is a professional society for astronomers devoted to promoting astronomy and like sciences as well … Continue Reading →

The New Guy

Hello Blueshifters! Prepare to join me on a few blogs this summer as I explore the infinite out here at the Goddard Space Flight Center. “Who are you?” you ask.  Jason McCracken, meanderer extraordinaire and intern magnificent! I was born and raised in Rockford, IL, where I became heavily involved … Continue Reading →

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