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The Speed of Light

In 1905, Albert Einstein took the first crack at the Newtonian foundational physics. In his paper on special relativity, Albert Einstein postulated that the speed of light, c, is constant in all inertial reference frames. Assume that a person on a bicycle is holding a flashlight and moving at a constant speed relative to someone […] Continue reading

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Blog 1

Imagine if the entire history of the universe could be squeezed into a single calendar year, providing a perspective of how much time has truly passed in this universe. Enter the cosmic calendar, a concept introduced by the astronomer Carl Sagan. Within the cosmic calendar, each month corresponds to over 1 billion years, allowing us […] Continue reading

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The Vast Size and Scale of the Universe

BBC Science Focus The Universe is also used as a reference point to display somethings enormity. “I love you more than anything in the world” is massively trumped by “I love you more than anything in the Universe.” But what does this really mean? How much can the universe really hold? How big is it […] Continue reading

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Blog 1 – Light Speed

The speed of light is a fascinating topic that has significance from everyday life to the vast expanse of the cosmos. The speed of light is the speed at which light travels through a medium, and for a vacuum, this speed has been defined as 299,792,458 m/s. This speed is almost incomprehensible to us due […] Continue reading

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It’s not a phase, Mom! ⋆⁺₊⋆ ☾⋆⁺₊⋆

One thing I love about the nighttime is getting to see the different phases of the Moon in different times of its cycle. The Moon cycle consists of 8 phases as you can see in the picture below, and lasts 29.5 days, which is around one month! In this period, we see the Moon go from […] Continue reading

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Humans and Light Speed

by me The speed of light is around 300,000,000 meters per second. It’s so fast that it can circle the Earth 7.5 times in one second. I always wondered if humans can ever achieve speeds the same as light, but we’ve only managed to go 176,462 meters per second with the Nasa Parker Solar Probe. […] Continue reading

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Blog 1 – Solstices, Equinoxes, and Seasons

Traditionally, the Solstices mark the beginning of the most treacherous seasons. Being from Miami, when the summer solstice came around everyone always knew that the days would only get hotter. Once the winter solstice hit, we always prayed that there would be some form of respite (news flash, rarely was). Arguably, this is the worst […] Continue reading

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The Universe is HUGE

Size: Planet vs. Solar System. vs. Galaxy For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the vastness of the Universe and how everything around us has been untouched by humans. Everyone lives on Earth (unless you are an alien…). Yet, Earth is only one of eight planets in our solar system. […] Continue reading

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Chapters 1 and 2

Something that I thought was interesting about the readings was the concept of the speed of light, but more specifically how it applies to space travel. We know, based on looking out into the universe, that the universe is about ~14 billion years old. Obviously this means, that if we were to travel at the […] Continue reading

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The Zodiac and Ascribing Meaning to a Random Existence

Britannica The twelve Zodiac signs are the most famous (and infamous, if you talk to scientists) way of imposing order and grouping onto our lives. Personality tests, Harry Potter houses (which have to be the laziest version out there), “What sandwich am I?” quizzes, these all apply a person’s traits and responses to fundamental questions […] Continue reading

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