Daily Archives: January 24, 2015

Biggest Thing in Universe

Things in the universe comes in all shapes and sizes, there are planets thirty times heavier than Jupiter, stars thousands of times larger than our sun, galaxies millions of light years wide… However, what is the largest object in the universe? For a long time the answer used to be the Sloan Great Wall – a cosmic structure formed … Continue reading Biggest Thing in Universe Continue reading

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The Search for Habitable Exoplanets

Earlier this month, the Kepler space telescope spotted three planets of Earth-like size orbiting in a nearby star’s “habitable zone,” or the area around the star in which water could exist in liquid form on a planet’s surface. However, the planets they found, along with the other 26 Earth-like exoplanets found thus far, do not […] Continue reading

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Skysafari3-Very cool app

Skysafari3 three is an app similar to Stellarium but it can be used on your phone and iPad as well. It is also much easier to use and the pictures of the sky that can be viewed on it make the sky look a lot more beautiful than with Stellarium. You can use your current… Continue reading

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Are We Always Living in the Past?

It takes light time to travel any distance. It takes light one-second to travel to Earth from the Moon, and about 8 minutes for light to reach Earth from the Sun (Bennett). So really when we look up at the moon, we are seeing the Moon one-second ago, and when we first see the sun… Continue reading

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El Castillo

They say anyone can build a bridge that stands up, but it takes an engineer to build one that barely stands up. While this quote might be slightly exaggerating the engineering prowess of the average Joe, the fact is that building things accurately is difficult. The architectural and structural accomplishments of the Italian Renaissance are […] Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Have a Zodiac Sign?

Lots of people are aware that they have a Zodiac sign – a symbol associated with the time of year …

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Introductory Post

Hello blog community! This is Farhan, and below is a photo of a canal through the neighborhood in which I grew up!
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So on the Topic of Space Though

I mean, it’s been said that perspective is everything right? The thing is, there’s some things that we can’t even wrap our perspective around. There’s really really small things, like the million little individual microbes/cells doing their own thing on the end of your left pinky. Then there’s things that are just… They’re just huge. … Continue reading So on the Topic of Space Though Continue reading

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A Mole of Moles

Like most freshmen at Vanderbilt, I took Chemistry 102a during my first semester. On the first day of class, we (ostensibly, seeing as I slept through it) discussed the concept of a mole. A mole is a unit of measurement, generally used to describe the number of atoms or molecules of something, of which there […] Continue reading

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A Human Perspective of the Cosmic Calendar

In this blog post, I will be discussing the advent of the Cosmic Calendar. Astrophysicists developed the Cosmic Calendar as …

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