astronomy

Total solar eclipse (Greg Wood / AFP / Getty)

Faith, Astrology, and the Total Solar Eclipse

While religious tradition teaches that eclipses may be bad omens, it is also true that during the time of greatest darkness, the most profound light may emerge

NASA

NASA Prepares For a Close Encounter With Pluto

When the probe gets closer, maybe we’ll discover Pluto’s heart is broken, because we don’t call it a planet any more. Have we tried asking Pluto if it identifies as a planet? Why aren’t we more concerned about making it feel unsafe with exclusionary astro-normative trigger language?