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Time Travel

While transporting a human from 2019 to the age of the dinosaurs might be a little ways off in terms of technological development, there is another form of time travel that occurs every day and all it takes to appreciate is a glance at the sky. One of the more thought-provoking aspects of the universe … Continue reading Time Travel Continue reading Continue reading

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The Largest Structure in the Universe

Through our studies of the solar system this semester, we have focused particularly on the scale of the universe. Throughout the cosmos, there are countless structures that are far more massive than any we perceive. Our galaxy is held together by gravity, forming a cluster. We can also observe clusters being held together by gravity […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The Formation of the Solar System

The general consensus amongst astrophysicists is that our solar system was formed through a process of gravitational collapse of a dense cloud. Over time, a large portion of the mass settled at the center, forming the Sun. The formation of the sun produced a swirling disk called a solar nebula. This disk of matter orbiting […] Continue reading Continue reading

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The Vast Size and Scale of the Universe

Image Source The universe is so massive that it is difficult to grasp a sense of scale. In the image above, you can see what astrophysicists call the “observable universe.” This is unique to the entire universe because it excludes the parts of space that are so far away that their light has not had […] Continue reading Continue reading

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