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The Fate of Our Solar System

With this being the final blog of the semester, I thought it would be fitting to write about the eventual fate of our Solar System – In approximately 5 billion years, as our Sun’s lifetime on the Main Sequence comes to end, the Sun (through the process of converting  gravitational potential energy to thermal energy) […] Continue reading

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A new Stellar Catalog

A new two-year long study done by the European Space Agency has created the most comprehensive survey of the universe ever recorded. The Gaia project has cataloged over 1.7 billion stars, 14,000 asteroids and numerous galaxies and galaxy clusters spread throughout the universe. What started out as a relatively small affair eventually exploded into a … Continue reading A new Stellar Catalog Continue reading

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Astronomy’s Lasting Influence on Human Thought

If my short study of Astronomy has taught one thing, it is how influential Astronomy has been on our way of thinking as a species. This influence can be seen in ancient times, when civilizations such as in Mesopotamia, Mesoamerica, Egypt, China, India, and Greece placed Astronomy and Astrology at the centers of their ideology, […] Continue reading

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Pale Blue Dot

Over the course of the semester, I learned a lot of things. I started off learning about the size and scale of the universe, and the enormous distances between planets and stars. We can’t even travel a tenth of a light year in our lifetime in the fastest spaceship we own. Our furthest spacecraft, Voyager … Continue reading Pale Blue Dot Continue reading

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The Fermi Bubbles

The Milky Way is a flat disk, and if you put into human perspective it’s about the same proportion of a stack of 4 DVD’s. Putting it… Read more “The Fermi Bubbles” Continue reading

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Gravitational Singularity

Gravitational Singularity, or spacetime singularity, is a point with infinitely small size and infinitely big density, gravitational force and time curvature. At that point, no physicals laws we know right now can be applied. According to the big bang theory, our universe is expanded from a universe singularity. According to current theory, when an object … Continue reading Gravitational Singularity Continue reading

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The Olber Paradox

My appreciation for astronomy and astrological theorization and examination has increased significantly throughout this course.  From the periphery, astronomy seems overwhelmingly complex and unimaginable.  But, when you venture into the weeds and examine closely, it is remarkably intuitive and fundamental.  Still, certain phenomena have yielded contradictory conclusions that befuddle some of the brightest of minds.  … Continue reading The Olber Paradox Continue reading

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Space Computers in Space

Hello friends, For my last blog post for ASTR 2110, I wanted to discuss a topic that I think is … More Continue reading

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Life Will Find a Way

In the second The Lion King movie, Simba’s pride, Simba and Nala sing that Love will find a way. My own version of this song claims “life will find a way”. The reason I say this is because of extremophiles. Extremephiles are interesting creatures that love the conditions that humans would consider to be extreme. … Continue reading Life Will Find a Way Continue reading

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Infinity into infinity OR an edge never to be discovered?

It’s been known for a while now that the universe is expanding, but the real question is, what is it expanding into? Well, the answer is no body really knows. Einstein’s theory of relativity makes it possible for the universe to be expanding into anything, including into itself. Because of the vast size of the … Continue reading Infinity into infinity OR an edge never to be discovered? Continue reading

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