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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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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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Robert Navarro, Blog 01 Part 2!

Hello everyone, I will post a few fun facts about Physics (and Astrophysics) every Tuesday! Facts!! Image of the Day! 1/23/2024 Deep Nebulas: From Seagull to California Continue reading

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Blog1: The powers of 10

Image from Video: Powers of Ten™ (1977) The Powers of 10 is a video meant to help you understand the Universe’s relative size. After doing several exercises in class that dealt with relative sizes and distances, I realized I did not have a strong understanding of the scale of outer space. The video linked begins […] Continue reading

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The farmers’almanac

In elementary school, my library teacher always had the Farmers’ Almanac for the year on her desk. The Farmers’ Almanac has a forecaster who works under the pseudonym Caleb Weatherbee. Weatherbee’s predictions are based on a formula that takes many things into account including the Moon phases. Every fall, my classmates and I looked forward […] Continue reading

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Our Speed Limit

(its slower than you think) Many people know that the laws of physics dictate that nothing – and I mean nothing – can travel faster than the speed of light. It is not possible for any object, nor any information, to exceed 299,000,000 meters per second. At first, this seems to be an incredibly high […] 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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The expanding universe

Most people understand that the earth moves around the sun and rotates on its axis. However the earth moves more than just around the sun. In fact, our entire actually orbits around the center of the Milky Way at over 500,000 miles per hour. So why don’t we crash into anything? The answer is that […] Continue reading

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Blog 1: Asymmetry of the Moon

By looking at the image above, it’s clear to see that the dark splotches we’ve come to associate with our closest cosmic neighbor, the Moon, are only seen on one side! The farside of the moon is much more uniform with a lot more craters than the side we see. This stark difference has puzzled […] Continue reading

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Blog 1: Scale of the Universe

It is difficult to truly grasp the size and scale of our universe. And while using units like light years might be helpful in some cases, it can also be helpful to put things in a scale that is more common in everyday life. This image helps me understand the scale of the universe in […] Continue reading

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