Daily Archives: January 14, 2015

The Cosmic Calendar

The universe is a staggering 14 billion years old – most of us can’t comprehend that length of time, so to put things into perspective, one can fit the entire history of the universe into one calendar year. With this “cosmic calendar,” the universe’s lifetime can be more easily understood by you and me. The… Continue reading The Cosmic Calendar Continue reading

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Hubble revisit the “Pillars of Creation”

Hubble has captured a new visible-light image of the famous “Pillars of Creation.” after nearly 20 years later.
Photo:left: NASA/ESA/STScI/J. Hester and P. Scowen (Arizona State University); right: NASA/ESA/The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI… Continue reading

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Victory

This is a picture of me drinking chocolate milk at the top of Riley Peak in Conifer, Colorado. The picture was taken over spring break this past year. My friends and I had visited the original Chipotle the day before and I had bought two chocolate milk juice boxes and only drank one at lunch. […] Continue reading

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Astronomy 201 First Post!

This picture is my favourite I’ve ever taken. It was taken on a walk back from class one day last semester. I remember being really tired and overwhelmed with classes, then I looked up at the sky and saw how beautiful it was. My mood turned around without warning as I snapped a picture and […] Continue reading

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Stars: Fact or Fiction?

  What even are stars? Massive balls of gas suspended unbelievable amounts of distance away? Fireflies that are really far away? Or perhaps the spirits of my ancestors? WHO KNOWS. Continue reading

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Introductory Post

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Intro

Hello! My name is Jevaugn Shabazz and I am thrilled to be a part of the Astronomy 201 class! This picture you’re seeing is of me a few years ago when I had dreadlocks. I had them for 10.5 years and they were a huge part of my identity. I cut them right before my […] Continue reading

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First Post

My family spent a recently spent a week in San Diego as part of our annual winter migration to a place warmer than the frigid cold Chicago. During our time there, we explored the San Diego Zoo, which is well-known for its panda exhibit. We had the opportunity to hold (fake) pandas! I really enjoyed […] Continue reading

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