CNA Newsroom Spaced out: A Catholic scientist makes an unusual discovery

Pillars of Creation The Pillars of Creation, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. / NASA/Public Domain

Space is not quite as empty as you might think. It’s filled with all kinds of weird particles and gases.

To Dr. Christopher Shingledecker, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Benedictine College in Kansas, those particles hold great interest. In fact, Dr. Shingledecker was part of a scientific team that recently discovered a new kind of molecule in space— a discovery that could help to unlock the origins of stars and planets.

This week on the podcast, Dr. Shingledecker talks about his fascinating discovery in space and its significance, as well as his thoughts on the relationship between faith and science.

Listen to the podcast here, or on your favorite podcast app:

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