Author Archives: Ethan Popper

Pluto, The Hated One

Blog Post #5 – Pluto, The Hated One Pluto, our beloved cosmic underdog, has had a rollercoaster of a journey in the astronomical community. Once considered the ninth planet of our solar system, it was demoted in 2006 to “dwarf planet” status, much to the dismay of Pluto enthusiasts worldwide. But don’t let its diminutive […] Continue reading

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The Cosmic Spin-off That Created Our Solar System

Alright, let’s dive into how our solar system came to be, and trust me, it’s quite the cosmic tale. Picture this: over 4.5 billion years ago, the universe decides it’s time for a little creation project. So, in a neighborhood of our Milky Way galaxy, a giant cloud of gas and dust, known as a […] Continue reading

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The New Wave

In a groundbreaking discovery, scientists have found evidence of ripples in the fabric of the universe, caused by the movement of colossal black holes. Albert Einstein once hypothesized this phenomenon –  gravitational waves. Essentially, these are cosmic tremors that stretch and squeeze space itself. Imagine throwing a stone into a pond and watching the ripples […] Continue reading

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Galileo Ethan Popper Dr. Grundstrom The Solar System 04 February 2024 Historical Figures in Context Works cited:  Machamer, Peter, and David Marshall Miller. “Galileo Galilei.” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Stanford University, 4 June 2021,  Holyoke, Michael, et al. “Home.” Famous Scientists, Accessed 6 Feb. 2024.  “The Mayflower Story.” Mayflower, Accessed 6 Feb. 2024. Centre, UNESCO […] Continue reading

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