Trisha Muro

Freelance Writer

Trisha Muro’s favorite summer camp was Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. She’s wanted to be an astronaut for as long as she can remember, and she’s always searching for dark night skies. She studied physics and astronomy in college at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. She took lots of math and science courses (her favorite was about the relationship between electricity, magnetism and light). She also earned a graduate degree in teaching, and she’s currently finishing another master’s degree in science writing. Trisha loves to learn new things.  

She is terrible with puns, but she loves them anyway. There’s always a stack of books she wants to read, and she is currently working on writing a book of her own! In her spare time, she loves imagining maps of the cosmos, going on long runs outside and experimenting with candymaking — it’s science in the kitchen!

All Stories by Trisha Muro

  1. Physics

    Explainer: The fundamental forces

    Four fundamental forces control all interactions between matter, from the smallest subatomic particles to the largest structures in the universe.

  2. Physics

    Explainer: How do mass and weight differ?

    Learn why these terms aren’t the same and which to use where. And should you report your results in kilograms? Pounds? If in doubt, try using newtons.

  3. Physics

    Explainer: Gravity and microgravity

    The force of gravity holds us on the ground, keeps planets in orbit and extends throughout space. A very weak gravitational pull is called microgravity.

  4. Space

    Explainer: Telescopes see light — and sometimes ancient history

    Different kinds of telescopes on Earth and in space help us to see all wavelengths of light. Some can even peer billions of years back in time.

  5. Physics

    Explainer: Understanding electricity

    Here’s what allows you to plug in and power up the devices in your life.

  6. Physics

    Scientists Say: Big Bang

    The Big Bang is the current theory about how our universe came to be. It began with a vast explosion of matter — a very Big Bang.