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Category Archives: cosmos
Shrinking the history of the Universe down to fit into the time frame of one Earth year may not seem all too impressive at first. The realization however that, fit into a calendar year, each month is representative of about one billion years, while each day is 40 million years, presents one with the inescapable … Continue reading The Cosmic Calendar and the Cosmic Perspective → Continue reading → Continue reading
When considering the greater span of history, starting with my first Astronomy class taught by Professor Weintraub “How Old Is the Universe?” the concept of the nature of time in space has fascinated me. I think part of this relates to the fact that I am a history major and a history buff, and therefore … More Our Miniature History, the Cosmic Calendar, and Understanding One’s PlaceContinue reading → Continue reading
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” These are the only words I really remember of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series when I watched it in high school physics class. However, Carl Sagan left a much greater legacy than his musings on apple pie. Carl Sagan inspired an […] Continue reading → Continue reading
In the 1980’s, a 13 episode television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage was presented by the famous Carl Sagan covering topics such as the origin of life and a perspective of our place in the universe. In the first episode, “The…
I remeber a couple years ago I was in Florida and… I’m blanking on what type of eclipse it was, but it was incredible. My dad was yelling at me to come outside and watch it. I was pretty young so I don’t remember a lot, but I do remember that I was amazed by […] Continue reading → Continue reading
It is weird to think that we are all made of little particles that exploded in supernovas. Like how were we even created? It blows my mind. I was looking up some fun facts about space, and I came across an article that talked about Saturn, and I learned that Saturn has such a low […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Space should be made more accessible to the average person. That should be one of the main concerns for mankind as a whole in the next few decades. For years, interest in space has been dwindling, and it seems that all that is left are the last few dying embers of a once great […] Continue reading → Continue reading