Author Archives: Elizabeth D.

Blog Post #10: 100 Year Starship

After learning about all of these thoughts and ideas about interstellar travel and the widespread interest in human exploration to …

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Blog Post #9: 11 of the Weirdest Solutions to the Fermi Paradox

Of all the topics covered in this class, I found the Fermi Paradox the most interesting, and this is probably …

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Blog Post #8: Mike Brown and Eris

We did blog posts on historical astronomers, so why not take a look at recent history, too? Mike Brown was briefly mentioned …

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Blog Post #7: Comets Can Be Artists Too

bbc.com A new study shows that Mercury may have been “painted” black by passing comets. In class, we have learned to compare …

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Blog Post #6: Gas Giant Rings

Universe Today Very few people know that Saturn is not the only planet in our solar system that has rings. …

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Blog Post #4: The Twilight Saga

If you’re like me, then the concept of “twilight” has recently become a little confusing. In class, twilight has been …

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Blog Post #3: The Magellanic Clouds

When we were discussing celestial navigation in class, a thought occurred to me: if Polaris cannot be seen in the …

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Historical Astronomers in Context: Nicolaus Copernicus

My chosen astronomer to research is Nicolaus Copernicus (born: Feb. 19, 1473. died: May, 24, 1543.) Nicolaus Copernicus hypothesized that the Sun …

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Blog Post #2: What’s up with harvest moons?

When the moon seems to be bigger than usual and have an orange tint, we call it “The Harvest Moon”. …

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Blog Post #1: What would happen if you threw a baseball at the speed of light?

This web page gives us the answer. Basically, if any object with mass were moving at that speed, especially within our …

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