Our Space: Pet Rock — on Mars? | Opinion

If you were in the mid-1970s, you might remember the pet rock epidemic. For those who don’t — Pet Rock is an advertising copywriter Gary who responded to a friend’s complaint about a destructive pet that his pet rock was an ideal pet and didn’t give him any problems. He was a child of Dahl’s … Read more

How Black Space Week Builds Communities and Expressions in Astronomy

In the spring of 2020, planetary cosmochemist Ashley Walker began tweeting under a hashtag after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer and Breona Taylor was shot by police in a Louisville apartment. #BlackInAstro.. Walker, a graduate student at Howard University, has contributed to his student-led blog, Astrobites, and recently pitched to his … Read more