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How To Find An Exoplanet

Exoplanets are tricky to find, so how do you go about finding them? MinutePhysics provides a clear and concise explanation on how to find an exoplanet, and it’s all to do with how much light the star darkens by when an … Continue reading

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How To Identify That Light In The Sky

“What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking? If so, and if you live near a city, the … Continue reading

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Driving The Solar System

What would it be like to drive the length of the solar system, and see the scale of the planets in relation to each other? If you’ve ever wondered that, wonder no more! On a 40-mile stretch of highway in … Continue reading

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Three Years Of Sun In Three Minutes

“In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in … Continue reading

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Space 2012

2012 has seen a plethora of science pictures of and from space, and they are truly jaw dropping. Starting with the BBC, they have a few images of 2012 as seen from space. These include the capsized cruise ship Costa … Continue reading

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Island In The Sky

Island in the Sky is an amazingly beautiful time lapse video. Shot and created by Christoph Malin over the course of 1.5 years, this powerful yet serene video truly captures the beauty of the volcano island of La Palma. I posted … Continue reading

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Life Of A Star

A neat and informative animation describing the entire life of a star. Well worth watching to learn about this amazing process. “This is a teaching resource I’ve created for the Cherenkov Telescope Array. It includes the topics of the formation … Continue reading

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Which Is Greater: Sand or Stars?

An oft asked question is: Which is greater – grains of sand on the Earth, or stars in the sky? There’s an interesting article over at NPR about this, which I’ll outline below. Now, it’s impossible to measure either, but … Continue reading

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Science Saved My Soul

Beautiful piece, talking about the wonder of science versus the oddness (I’m being polite here) of religion. Remember, we are all star dust. Science saved my soul. Onwards!

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The Most Astounding Fact

“Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.“ If you see one thing today, see this. Beautiful, … Continue reading

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