Wonder on the Web
Pluto’s (Possible) Ice Volcano
It’s amazing to think that just a little over 100 years since the Wright brothers took to the skies in a spruce biplane, we’ve got spacecraft capable of charting the topography of Pluto. As of last July, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft had picked up evidence of two possible cryovolcanoes—volcanoes that that spew ice instead of lava. One of these sites, informally dubbed “Wright Mons” ...
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- Editor's Note from February 04, 2016
Issue 41: Crow funerals, the strangeness of light, wonder at the Renwick, and asking God rightly. /
- Funeral for a Feathered Friend
Researchers are discovering why crows gather when one of them dies. Are they mourning or just learning? /
- How Light Changed the Rules of Opposites
North couldn’t be south. An odd number couldn’t be even. And a particle couldn’t be a wave. Then we saw the light. /
- Wonder in Washington
The newly renovated Renwick Gallery reopens with massive, immersive installations. /
- You’re Praying Wrong
Ask, and it will be given you, Jesus promised. Crave, and you’ll kill for it, James warned. /
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