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The Formation of the Universe

This video is one of the coolest things I’ve watched in a while. We’ve talked a lot in class about the formation of the universe and while it all seems to make sense, the scale (of both size and time) are not easy to wrap your head around. What makes this video so cool is […] Continue reading

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Jupiter’s Galilean Moons

Following our extensive discussion in class about the effects our Moon and the Earth have on each other (tides, speed of rotation) I became very curious about other planets and how they interact with their moons, specifically, Jupiter because it has a whopping 63 moons orbiting it. However, the main moons we ever really hear about […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Nicolaus Copernicus (February 19, 1473- May 24, 1543) was extremely important to astronomy because he was the first person to publish a model of the universe with the Sun in the middle rather than the Earth. This went against everything everyone had ever believed up until this point and many people thought he was crazy. However, this publication then […] Continue reading

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The Vast Size and Scale of the Universe

Recently I saw this link on Facebook and I decided to check it out. I had no idea what I was in for. We have been talking about our galaxy and our nearest neighbor, The Andromeda Galaxy, a lot in class and this picture just released by NASA gives us a better idea of what exactly […] Continue reading

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Intro Post

This is a picture of me and my four little sisters at my oldest sister’s senior night. You might notice the age gap between the 14 year old and the 4 year old twins… Getting twin sisters when I was a junior in high school has played a really big part in my development as […] Continue reading

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