Monthly Archives: January 2015

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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We Are the Universe

When we look up at the night sky or try to count the number of galaxies we think might exist – a …

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The Scale of the Universe

(Source) After watching the Powers of Ten video and viewing the interactive Scale of the Universe website, it seems to me that Earth is like a speck of dust floating among countless others. In fact, the Powers of Ten video expands our perspective to 100 million light years into the emptiness of space where galaxies […] Continue reading

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