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Expansion of the Mind and Universe

The size of the Earth compared to the scale of the universe is very humbling. There is so much that we do not know, and there is still so much […] Continue reading

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Fermi Paradox

So let’s say there’s intelligent life in the galaxy outside of Earth. We don’t have the technology to visit them and our ability to search for them is limited. Centuries […] Continue reading

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Everyday is SUNday

The Sun is the single most important object in our solar system. It makes up over 99% of the mass of the solar system, exerts gravitational force over the whole […] Continue reading

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Mass Conversion of Energy

Albert Einstein’s most commonly known contribution to science, E=mc2, relates energy to mass. The energy conservation law preached to high school physics students states that energy can neither be created […] Continue reading

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Space Food

Eating in a zero gravity environment can be quite tricky. Before astronauts had refrigerators and freezers in space, the preservation of food limited the size of the menu. Only nonperishables […] Continue reading

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Types of Light

The electromagnetic spectrum consists of radio waves, microwaves, infrared waves, visible light waves, ultraviolet waves, X-rays, and gamma rays. Of these seven types, humans can only sense visible light waves, […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Issac Newton (December 25, 1642 – March 20, 1726) Newton’s theory of gravitation explained why celestial bodies orbited other objects and named the force of gravity as the force responsible […] Continue reading

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Feeling a Bit Slow?

Look in any physics textbook and the speed of light will be listed: approximately 300,000,000 meters per second. That’s a big number, but what exactly does it mean? Well, to […] Continue reading

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The Big Bang

What better way to begin an astronomy blog with an illustration of the beginning of the universe? Essentially, this is a representation of myself, as the matter blasted outward from […] Continue reading

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