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Time can be lost. Time can be wasted. Time can be saved. Time can be valuable. Time is of the essence. Perhaps a less known is the fact that time can be dilated! What exactly does this mean? It means that differences of elapsed time for someone traveling at high velocity or in the vicinity […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Unbound to any parent star, lacking both a sunrise and sunset, and wandering the galaxy freely, Rouge planets are believed to outnumber the stars in our galaxy 100,000 to 1. Yes for every star there is 100,000 rogue planets that were forcefully ejected out of its parents star’s grace by a larger and more needy sibling […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Twice now our class has been introduced to the Kepler Orrery IV model, and both times the question of why our solar system seems to be such an oddball has crossed my mind. Based on the Kepler Orrery IV model, planets much larger than Earth should be orbiting closer than the orbit of Mercury. So […] Continue reading → Continue reading
In 2013, after almost four decades of space traveling, Voyager 1 became the first man-made object to leave our solar system. The most amazing detail of this great accomplishment? The Voyager has 175,000,000 million times less computing power than the Apple iPhone 5 and its “memory card” is measured in kilobytes. For those who aren’t […] Continue reading → Continue reading
The single largest Galaxy in the Observable Universe is known as IC 1101. There are three types of galaxies: Dwarf galaxies, mid-range spiral galaxies, and gigantic elliptical galaxies. IC 1101 falls under the category known as Elliptical galaxies which is the category of the largest galaxies. IC 1101 is located 1 billion light years away, […] Continue reading → Continue reading
When one considers that amount of energy that occurs from splitting a single atom, and then multiples that by the 10^80 particles that exist in our universe, one might conclude that the net total of energy in the universe is a astronomically large. Surely beyond anything a human mind could comprehend. The reality however is […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Its common knowledge that space is a vacuum, and that sound can not be heard inside of a vacuum. However, this is not technically true. The solar system is constantly pulsating and producing electromagnetic waves. While these electromagnetic waves go undetected by human ears, our friends at NASA have created a special tool that uses […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Considered one of the most influential scientists in history, Sir Isaac Newton was an English Physicist and mathematician whose three laws of motions revolutionized physics. Newton went on to develop his law of universal gravitation which states “that any particle of matter in the universe attracts any other with a force varying directly as the […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Top Five List of The Best Apps In the Apple Store Now SkySafari (4.99) Allows you to view the the position of celestial bodies as far back as 1 million years back and as far forward as 1 million years in advance. Purchase comes with subscription of Skyweek. StarMap (4.99)- A point and locate app that […] Continue reading → Continue reading