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The Fermi Paradox

If you were to ask different people what one of their biggest questions about our universe is, it’s pretty believable to think that one of the most common questions would be “Do aliens exist?”. This question is especially important in that it’s a question that no one really knows the answer to; whether or notContinue reading “The Fermi Paradox” Continue reading

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Ultima Thule: The Space Peanut

When the New Horizon spacecraft set out into our solar system in January of 2006, we felt like we had a pretty good idea of all the possible things we could find in our solar system. While we may find some surprises, we figured everything would be mostly roundish, and composed of some rocky/icy surfaceContinue reading “Ultima Thule: The Space Peanut” Continue reading

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The Depths of Europa

The smallest of Jupiter’s four Galilean Moons, Europa hides a world of fascination below its unassuming icy surface. Europa existed unbeknownst to mankind up until the early seventeenth century when the famous astronomer, Galileo Galilei, was first able to resolve Europa through his telescope at the University of Padua. It wasn’t for another three andContinue reading “The Depths of Europa” Continue reading

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Climate Change: Why You Should Care

We constantly hear about climate change in the media. So many political figures and social media users seem to argue about it on the daily. They debate whether it is real or not, whether it matters if it is real, or are we even the ones causing it if it is real? Along with theseContinue reading “Climate Change: Why You Should Care” Continue reading

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Stonehenge and Archeoastronomy

Stonehenge is one of the most easily recognizable sites across the globe. Often designated as one of the wonders of the ancient world, Stonehenge has both fascinated and confounded humanity for centuries. While some may still argue about how Stonehenge came to exist, whether it be aliens, magic, or old-fashioned hard work and sweat, oneContinue reading “Stonehenge and Archeoastronomy” Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

My Chosen Astronomer: Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) acted as the individual who tied together all the theory and observations of the astronomers that came before him. His invention of calculus and other mathematical accomplishments allowed him to apply these new concepts to the perceived circular motion of the planets and moon to develop hisContinue reading “Historical Astronomers in Context” Continue reading

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Blog Post 1: Universal Scale

In the preface to our textbook, A Cosmic Perspective, Dr. Tyson opens up his foreword by emphasizing the importance of having a cosmic perspective. He defines this kind of perspective as one that understands our place in the cosmos and the meaning that has for us as a species. But how do we go aboutContinue reading “Blog Post 1: Universal Scale” Continue reading

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Hey everyone! my name is Hunter and I’m a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Physics. I’m really excited to learn about the solar system this semester, and look forward to getting to talk with you guys more. A fun fact about me is that I performed in LNYF last year with Sayaw Sa BangkoContinue reading “Introduction” Continue reading

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