The 'Just Right' Anthropic Coincidences of Our Goldilocks Universe: Part I
A look into whether the anthropic coincidences are “special,” examining specific instances of the “just right” instances of these, and the cosmic evidence.
Raw Beauty: The Yuba River and the Webb Telescope’s First Images
The Yuba River and the James Webb Space Telescope’s First Images show how technology can both reveal beauty and foster a sense of awe.
Scientific Surprises and Upset Expectations [VIDEO]
Science is always surprising us. Sometimes in scientific research, our expectations of what should be are rocked by what we discover to be true.
Awe and the Astronaut: The Science of Awe
Although the overview effect is generated by a unique viewpoint, it shares many similarities with an experience available to earth-bound humans: awe.
James Webb’s First Images: Light From the Early Universe
The first image from the James Webb Space Telescope was unveiled on July 11, 2022. It captures light from galaxies within 1 billion years of the Big Bang.
Discovering Exoplanets & Their Potential For Life
Scientists have been discovering exoplanets for decades, but earth is still the only planet we know of that contains life.
Finding Meaning In The Vast Universe — Dr. Jennifer Wiseman
Dr. Wiseman explores finding meaning in the vast universe. In her eyes, being a participant in the universe gives our small lives a significant purpose.
12 Inspirational Science Quotes
9 best inspirational science quotes curated by The Purposeful Universe
Searching for the Origin of Life [VIDEO]
Dr. Karin Öberg looks to space for clues to the origin of life, including how life began on Earth and how to search for life elsewhere in the universe.
Telescopes: Looking Back in Time and Into the Future of Astronomy [VIDEO]
With telescopes like the James Webb, astronomers are learning more about the origin of our universe and whether life could possibly exist on other planets.
Meet Natalie Batalha and Natasha Batalha, JWST’s Mother-Daughter Team [VIDEO]
Natalie Batalha will work with her daughter Natasha on data from the James Webb Space Telescope that may confirm if any of these planets show signs of life
A Conversation with Dr. Jennifer Wiseman [VIDEO]
Purposeful Universe interviewed Dr. Jennifer Wiseman about her perspective on the cosmos and the formation of stars and galaxies.