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Half Empty or Half Full?

Fermi’s paradox has some unsettling points depending on how you see the glass. Continue reading Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond! (Maybe)

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is how we have found many exoplanets and have hoped to find more, however, the universe may have other plans… Continue reading Continue reading

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Stop! In the Name of…

Gravity? What causes Hot Jupiters to not be eaten by their parent stars? Continue reading Continue reading

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Where’s Waldo?

You thought finding Waldo was hard, searching for life in the universe might be a little harder… Continue reading Continue reading

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Space: The Final Frontier…

These are the voyages of the space probe New Horizons . Its continuing mission: to explore strange dwarf planets, to seek out new objects and new data sets, to boldly go where no probe has gone before… Continue reading Continue reading

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Space: The Final Frontier…

These are the voyages of the space probe New Horizons . Its continuing mission: to explore strange dwarf planets, to seek out new objects and new data sets, to boldly go where no probe has gone before… Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s Gettin’ Hot in Herre

Pharrell was probably thinking of bodies when he helped penned this hit for Nelly. Despite what the title may suggest I don’t think he had thermal radiation in mind… Continue reading Continue reading

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What Happens in Space…

Unlike Vegas, the effects of your space trip come back to Earth with you. Continue reading Continue reading

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A Star Is Born

For this assignment I chose to focus on Tycho Brahe: Tycho Brahe (14DEC1546-24OCT1601) is arguably most important to astronomy (and physics) because of his observation of a supernova (SN 1572– which he called a “new star”). Before this observation people still clung to the Aristotelian view of the universe (and physics), Aristotle’s influence in other fields such […] Continue reading Continue reading

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Wibboly-Wobboly

The Earth’s movement through space resembles that of a spinning top.. Continue reading Continue reading

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