Author Archives: Andres Becerra

Better Than All Social Media

About a month ago, my roommate and I decided to download this app called Spaceflight Simulator. We both really like space and thought we would give it a try. We both used to play this game called Into Space, when we were younger and while that one was fun, it did appeal to younger kids […] Continue reading

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Drake Equation

After watching a ton of Sci-Fi movies and hearing just how big the universe is, you start to wonder if we are really the only things out here in space. The universe is so massive that there has to be something else out there. Right? We can’t say for sure because we haven’t searched all […] Continue reading

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The Not so Coolest Exoplanet

Now, I am from Phoenix, Arizona and it gets pretty hot over there. Which is why I think this is the “coolest” exoplanet. 55 Cancri E. Take a look at this beauty. Artist representation of 55 Cancri E This is a planet I can get down with. It looks exactly like Mustafar from Star Wars. […] Continue reading

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Black Holes Emitting Light?

Take a look at this picture of a black hole Photo by: This is actually called a quasar. A quasar is a supermassive black hole that is actively pulling in surrounding material due to its massive gravitational force. A black hole is an entity where the force of gravity is so intense that not […] Continue reading

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Most people (including my past self) think that tides are only caused by the moon. While the moon does have a big impact on the tides. The sun also plays a big role in the way the tides move. The moon and the sun both have gravitational forces that pull on the Earth and cause […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Nicolaus Copernicus Born: February 19th, 1472 Died: May 24th, 1543 Image by: Britannica Nicholas Copernicus was important in astronomy because he opposed the idea that everything revolves around the Earth. He argued that we and all other planets revolved around the sun, not the Earth. He also believed that the orbits of each of the […] Continue reading

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Speed of light in Space

Picture by: FlashMovie/Shutterstock Light moves pretty fast. It actually moves the FASTEST out of anything that we know of (for now). Light moves at about 300,000 kilometers per second. When I’m in a rush on the freeway, I drive up to 145 kilometers per hour (90 miles per hour) which is only 0.04 kilometers a […] Continue reading

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Intro Post

What’s good everyone! My name is Andres Becerra. This picture was taken this past summer in San Diego, California. I am from Phoenix, Arizona but the bulk of my family lives in San Diego, so we go over to visit quite often. I play Ultimate Frisbee here at Vanderbilt and play the drums for the […] Continue reading

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