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Spectroscopy and Space

Although Isaac Newton’s most famous contributions to astronomy are his laws of motion and gravitation, which he published in Principia, Newton also founded modern spectroscopy by publishing his second work, Opticks. Spectroscopy is an essential tool for astronomers because it allows them to not only analyze the presence of certain chemical elements, but also physicalContinue reading “Spectroscopy and Space” Continue reading Continue reading

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The Speed of Light and Gravity

We all know that light travels fast – 299,792,458 meters per second, to be precise. Still, if the sun were to suddenly disappear into a mysterious void, you and I on Earth would not notice for about 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Or would we? Would we not immediately feel the sudden jolt of ourContinue reading “The Speed of Light and Gravity” Continue reading Continue reading

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Stargazing in the Home State

Most people I have met have never seen the Milky Way with their naked eye. In fact, a lot of people I have met did not know this was even possible! Luckily, I live in the state of Utah, where 80% of the population lives within a stretch of towns and cities called the WasatchContinue reading “Stargazing in the Home State” Continue reading Continue reading

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