Scott Snowden

When Scott's application to NASA's astronaut training program was turned down, he was naturally upset...as any 6-year-old boy would be. He chose instead to write as much as he possibly could about science, technology and space exploration. He lists being able to play the didgeridoo among his accomplishments and still hopes to be the first journalist in space.
Science
Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: How and Where to Watch, and What You'll See
Scott Snowden
The annual meteor shower is a favorite for skywatchers in the northern hemisphere.
Science
This Supermassive Black Hole Has 2.25 Billion Times the Mass of Our Sun
Scott Snowden
This galactic gargantua lies 100 million light-years from Earth
Science
Ancient, Massive Galaxies Challenge What We Know About the Early Universe
Scott Snowden
This discovery challenges what we know about the early universe.
Science
Boiling Exoplanet WASP-121b Is Warped Into the Shape of a Football
Scott Snowden
Its host star's gravity is warping WASP-121b into the shape of a rugby ball.
Science
A New 3D Map Shows How the Milky Way Is Warped and Twisted
Scott Snowden
Researchers charted our galaxy on a scale bigger than ever before and they found it flares out a bit
Science
Aliens Might Use High-Powered Lasers to Let Us Know Where They Are
Scott Snowden
SETI scientists are searching for extraterrestrial messages sent via laser beam.
Science
LightSail 2 Successfully Soars Through Space, Propelled Only by Sunlight
Scott Snowden
"We could ferry cargo to Mars and look for signs of life, and change the course of human history."
Science
Discovered Exoplanets May Be the “Missing Link” in Formation of Planets
Scott Snowden
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite found two Neptune-like worlds in the habitable zone
Science
Man Who Found Glass Beads in Ancient Clam Shells Reveal "Incredible" Origin
Scott Snowden
"They definitely weren't sand grains; they were lumpy and irregular-shaped."
Culture
Behold, the Mystery Surrounding the July 31 "Black Moon"
Scott Snowden
The event takes the form of moon-less night sky, which both inspired and frightened people of old
Science
An Asteroid the Size of the Great Pyramid of Giza Will Whiz Past the Earth
Scott Snowden
The space rock is travelling at 42,840 miles per hour and weighs about 5.75 million tons
Science
NASA Astronaut and Flight Directors Weigh in on Commercial Spaceflight
Scott Snowden
Should NASA focus more on exploring or hauling?
Science
2024 Moon Timeline Is "Extremely Tight," Says Former NASA Flight Director
Scott Snowden
"American industry, if it gets turned on, can do just about anything."
Science
The Last Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Showed an Orange-Hued Full Moon in the South
Scott Snowden
The partial lunar eclipse took place during the "Thunder Moon."
Entertainment
'For All Mankind' Apple TV+ Show: More Details and Interview With Creator
Scott Snowden
'Battlestar Galactica' creator Ronald Moore tells Inverse how he rewrote history to give Russia an edge in the space race.
Science
Why NASA Shut Down Systems on Voyager 2 as It Soars Into Interstellar Space
Scott Snowden
We're not giving up on the nearly 42-year-old spacecraft just yet.
Science
NASA's Exoplanet Archive Offers Amateur Astronomers Daily Discovery Updates
Scott Snowden
This resource is everything an alien world aficionado could ask for.
Science
The 'Armstrong' Documentary Offers a Look at the Unflappable Astronaut
Scott Snowden
NASA's cream of the crop laughed in the face of danger and tweaked the nose of terror
Science
NASA Taps SpaceX for Science Mission to Study X-Rays From Black Holes
Scott Snowden
The hidden details of some of the most exotic astronomical objects in our universe may come into greater focus.
Science
Apollo 11 Was Seconds Away From Having to Abort the Moon Landing
Scott Snowden
Few people know quite how close the Eagle came to never landing on the lunar surface.