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Space Computers in Space

Hello friends, For my last blog post for ASTR 2110, I wanted to discuss a topic that I think is … More Continue reading Continue reading

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Where is “I Love Lucy” Now?

She’s definitely past Proxima Centauri. On October 15, 1951, CBS first broadcasted a new show across the world.  I Love Lucy … More Continue reading Continue reading

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Naming Exoplanets: Explained

So you’ve just discovered an exoplanet via the Astrometric method, the Doppler method, the Transit method, or some other scheme. … More Continue reading Continue reading

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The Dragon Storm

In a world where the Sun is but a mere speck in the sky, where one day is 10 Earth … More Continue reading Continue reading

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Tidal Locking

The only kind of lock in space with no key. Tidal locking is when one hemisphere of a revolving body constantly faces the object it rotates around, or as wikipedia says more jargon-y,  “when the long-term interaction between a pair of co-orbiting astronomical bodiesdrives the rotation rates into a harmonic ratio with the orbital period. In the figure … Continue reading Tidal Locking Continue reading Continue reading

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What if the Earth had 2 moons

I know what you’re thinking so let’s get that out of the way. High tide would be a lot higher. Whenever the two moons are aligned on the same side of Earth, their combined gravitational pull would increase the tide significantly. This would probably push civilization further inland, as living near a coast or river … Continue reading What if the Earth had 2 moons Continue reading Continue reading

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Astronomy Is Old

Tycho Brahe So this guy was cool. He was born December 14. 1546 in Denmark and died October 24th, 1601 in Prague. He had a fake nose He gave showed us that temporary celestial happenings like supernovae and comets do not in fact exist inside Earth’s atmostphere as previously thought, but actually beyond the Moon. … Continue reading Astronomy Is Old Continue reading Continue reading

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Super Blue Blood Moon Blue Snow Super Blood Blue

Or something like that. Wow! On January 31st, 3 lunar events will coincide for the first time since March of 1866 resulting in the Moon appearing bigger, redder, and also bluer? This is what cool scientists call a “Super Blue Blood Moon.” When the Moon is at its perigee, the closest point to Earth in … Continue reading Super Blue Blood Moon Blue Snow Super Blood Blue Continue reading Continue reading

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