Science Articles

Why do some galaxies die? These scientists are a step closer to understanding why

Why do some galaxies just fizzle while others of similar age and magnitude continue birthing stars? That’s a puzzle a University of Florida researcher is working with a multi-university team to try to solve.

UF plant experiment flies on Virgin Galactic spaceship

The UF project, funded by NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, was the only science experiment on the mission, meant to study the impact the transition to and from zero gravity has on gene expression in cells, and, more broadly, to develop protocols for “human-tended” suborbital flights. 

You don't have to be an astronaut to have a career in space

Astrobiologist Jamie Foster shares advice on how to make space your life's work.