Category Archives: Universe

Gravitational Mysteries

by me The idea of gravity, the fundamental force that controls how objects move in the universe, is both intriguing and mysterious. Gravity is a force that pulls objects toward each other; it controls everything from an apple falling from a tree to a planet’s orbit around a star. It’s a force that operates over […] 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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Blog Post 1— The Vast Size and Scale of the Universe

A collection of many galaxies that shows the vastness of the universe Humans have never travelled outside of our solar system because we are technologically unable to do so. Yet the solar system is only a tiny fraction of our galaxy, the Milky Way, and the Milky Way Galaxy is only a fraction of the […] Continue reading

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The 3 Laws that Govern the ENTIRE Universe

Illustration of Newton’s First Law of Motion Have you ever wondered why spaceships do not rely on fuel once they are in outer space or why it is easy to throw a light object far but difficult to throw a heavy object far? At the end of the day, the answers to these questions boil […] Continue reading

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The Laws of Conservation and How They Connect Us to the Universe

New Scientist The poetically minded will sometimes refer to humanity as being made of “star stuff” to give some higher, grander description to our existence. No, we aren’t just a bunch of intelligent animals bickering with each other as we try to see who can destroy the world first as we’re flying through the vast […] Continue reading

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Escape Velocity and Space Exploration

In our generation, space exploration has been an extremely valuable way to learn more about our solar system and our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is astounding that humans have been able to set foot on the moon, and that astronomical research centers have sent probes to a variety of astronomical objects within our galaxy, […] Continue reading

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Astronomical Discoveries in Context

Nicolas Copernicus was both a mathematician and an astronomer, born on February 19th 1473 and passed on May 24th, 1543. He studied astronomy and astrology at the University of Cracow, leaving before completing his degree. His most important work was establishing the heliocentric model of the solar system. He challenged the geocentric model that stated […] Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Johannes Kepler (1571- 1630) Johannes Kepler was an important contributor to astronomy after he created the three laws of planetary motion. The first law states that planets move in elliptical orbits around the sun, and the second law states that planets move faster in their orbits when closer to the sun. Lastly, the third law […] Continue reading

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Blog 1 – The Cosmic Calendar

Cosmic Calendar Image The Cosmic Calendar summarizes the history of the universe into a way that is easy for humans to comprehend-one 12-month calendar year. The universe is about 14 billions years old, so each month of the year represents a little more than a billion years of the universe’s history. Using this model, all […] Continue reading

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Blog 1: Eclipse Chasers

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will happen in North America. For those in Nashville, a mere 2-3 hour drive will allow viewers to witness it. For some, it is worth the journey to witness this rare occurrence, and for others perhaps not. For a select few, however, it is always worth the […] Continue reading

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