Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

Stephen Hawking and the Universe

Stephen Hawking has fascinated me since I was a young child. Besides just his scientific discoveries and knowledge, the fact that he has been able to succeed so amazingly with such a potentially hindering disability is extremely remarkable. One of Hawking’s talks that I found extremely interesting was his “Questioning the Universe” TED Talk. In […] Continue reading

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The Simplicity of Science

When studying science, something that often overwhelms or pushes people away is the apparently complexity of it. In chemistry, a lot of people give up when they reach organic; in physics, some people just can’t get past certain theories. However, when reading about the nature of science in chapter three, something occurred to me: science […] Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

Have you ever sat around and wondered, where are all the aliens? Well, you certainly aren’t the only one. In 1950, Enrico Fermi came to the realization that “any civilization with a modest amount of rocket technology and an immodest amount of imperial incentive could rapidly colonize the entire galaxy” according to SETI.  His theory, known… More The Fermi Paradox Continue reading

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MUSE Telescope

The Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) telescope is one of the newest telescopes that allows us to get 3D views of the universe. MUSE is installed on the European Southern Obserbatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. It took over a decade to design and develop it but finally went online in March of 2014 and captured… More MUSE Telescope Continue reading

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