Tag Archives: Time

How Tiny Are We?

One of the most beautiful aspects of astronomy is learning about our place in the vast universe. Although we humans often feel as if we are the center of the universe, we are so tiny and so young compared to the whole cosmos. At around 20 years of age, most of us probably feel as […] 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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Lyft Making a Transition to Carbon-Neutral rides

Since the inception of ride share companies like Uber and Lyft, environmental critics have argued that these companies simply put more cars on the road, leading to increased carbon in the atmosphere. They claim that this would lead to greater air pollution. Also, many complained that an increase in these services would lessen the amount … Continue reading Lyft Making a Transition to Carbon-Neutral rides Continue reading

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The Fermi Paradox

The basis of the Fermi Paradox is that the probability of another intelligent civilization existing in the universe is so high considering the number of stars and the fact that each star has on average one planet, but this means that the probability of us finding evidence for such is also so high. The Drake … Continue reading The Fermi Paradox Continue reading

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Primordial Stars and Dark Matter

A little over a month ago, astronomers in Western Australia detected the signals of stars that formed within the earliest epoch of the Universe. This discovery marks the detection of the oldest signals ever to be received, and with it, evidence for the presence of dark matter at a time when the lights of the … Continue reading Primordial Stars and Dark Matter Continue reading

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Halley’s Comet

  Halley’s Comet is named after the English astronomer Edmond Halley who first believed that there were three separate comets during the years from 1531 to 1682. He then discovered that all three of these appearances were the same comet. Edmond was the first to prove that comets could orbit the sun. It travels around … Continue reading Halley’s Comet Continue reading

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Blog Post 4

Image from Environment Blog It is important to understand that Climate Change is something that normally happens to planets. Earth will be around for a while. It does not matter if it goes through climate change; the Earth will remain. It is the humans and animals who will die off if the planet warms immensely. … Continue reading Blog Post 4 Continue reading

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Gravitational Waves and Extra Dimensions

The existence of dimensions beyond the three spatial and one temporal we experientially inhabit in our current model of spacetime has been a longstanding discussion touched on by various physicists and the scientific community. It has been suggested that gravity would propagate throughout these other dimensions, a thought brought about in attempts to somewhat unify … Continue reading Gravitational Waves and Extra Dimensions Continue reading

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The Fate of the Universe

The Universe may have begun in the widely accepted theory of the Big Bang. As a simple summary, the Universe began as an infinitely small, infinitely dense singularity which has since inflated for 13.8 billion years into the Universe we know today. No single theory, however has claimed the most likely outcome for how the Universe … Continue reading The Fate of the Universe Continue reading

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The Odds of Finding Life Outside of Earth

While we assume that there is no life on other planets in our solar system, the probability that there is life somewhere out there seems pretty high. It is a difficult question because we know how special earth is. It is the perfect distance away from the sun for life to form. If the Earth’s … Continue reading The Odds of Finding Life Outside of Earth Continue reading

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