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Stories by Caleb A. Scharf

3 Cosmic Images from 2017: No. 1

One year, so much science. Here's the first of three spectacular, but less widely seen, images from the near and far universe

December 30, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

A Believable Universe

Any good space opera needs to take place in a version of reality that, although not necessarily scientifically accurate, at least makes some kind of sense

December 16, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

Come On and Zoom (through the Universe)

Caleb Scharf, director of Columbia University’s Astrobiology Center talks about his latest book, The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Almost Nothing, and the OSIRIS-REx space mission...

November 11, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf and Steve Mirsky

On the Moon

Seldom shown images from the Apollo missions still evoke powerful responses

October 29, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Zoomable Universe

Reality as we know it spans 63 orders of magnitude in scale, and now all of that is in one book

October 15, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

Let's Not Forget Tau Ceti

The second-closest, properly sunlike star seems to be at least as interesting as the Alpha Centauri stars

September 29, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

Saturn Looms

The end of the Cassini mission is presaged by unique and extraordinary images

September 3, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf

Are Tardigrades Really That Tough?

Astrophysical events may have a hard time sterilizing Earth-analogue worlds, based on the example of water bears. But is it this simple?

July 23, 2017 — Caleb A. Scharf
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