While it’s often fascinating to glance at the science of now, sometimes it’s just as fascinating to look back. It’s perhaps a sense of wonder at the reality we inhabit which drives such a desire to keep, at least, a passing acquaintance with the cutting edge of physics. Sometimes, however, it’s at least as fascinating—perhaps … Continue reading It’s All Relativity!
When pondering the probability of life existing on other planets it’s important to consider extremophiles. What Are Extremophiles? Good question to be answered. The ‘ophiles’ part can trigger a negative reaction right off the bat, for obvious reasons. But what we’re talking about are living organisms that can exist in the most extreme circumstances imaginable on … Continue reading Extremophiles And Their Implications For Life On Other Planets
Outer space is filled with a lot of space. And within this great expanse of space are perils the likes we cannot comprehend here on Earth. Perils that make asteroids look like nerf balls. In fact, if not for asteroids dinosaurs would probably still reign supreme, and mammals would have remained more akin to rodents, … Continue reading What Terrors Lurk In The Hearts Of Stars
On Friday February 15 2013 or Saturday February 16 2013 (depending where you live in the world), Asteroid 2012 DA14 will be making a close encounter with Earth. Asteroid 2012 DA14 has not been in our scope of perception for long, but already we have been able to study its approach and prepare a projection of … Continue reading Close Encounter with Asteroid 2012 DA14
I was thinking of dark energy and a thought came to mind. Dark energy is the force that is expanding our Universe. If you look in any direction into the cosmos you’ll see galaxies moving away from us, and one from one another. If the galaxy is twice as far from Earth it will fly … Continue reading Contemplating Dark Matter and Dark Energy