Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D speaks on a recent segment of NBC’s Today show with Willie Geist. The particular thrust of Dr. Tyson’s remarks centered on the importance of science in a world that has become increasingly uncertain but yet, more reliant on technology. In a recent segment of NBC’s “Today” show, friend and Astrophysicist … More Order out of Chaos-Harnessing the Power of Nature
Like early explorers mapping the continents of our globe, astronomers are busy charting the spiral structure of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Using infrared images from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, scientists have discovered that the Milky Way’s elegant spiral structure is dominated by just two arms sweeping off the ends of a central bar of … More Weighing the Milky Way Galaxy
Media Advisory: Press Conference at ESO HQ Announcing Unprecedented Discovery 11 October 2017 ESO will hold a press conference on 16 October 2017 at 16:00 CEST, at its Headquarters in Garching, Germany, to present groundbreaking observations of an astronomical phenomenon that has never been witnessed before. The event will be introduced from ESO’s Paranal Observatory … More European Southern Observatory To Announce “Unprecedented Astronomical Discovery” Monday, 16 October
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… This now famous opening scroll of Star Wars is a fitting and appropriate way to begin this story as it describes -perfectly- the environment, origin and progenitor of these waves. Yesterday, 3 October, in what the prestigious Royal Swedish Academy described simply as “a discovery … More 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Gravity Wave Detection
At 20:02 UTC (4:02 PM, EDT) today, the Autumnal Equinox occurs, the Astronomical beginning of Autumn. This is the second time this year, and every year, that marks the date and time when there are equal hours of daylight and darkness, the first being the Vernal Equinox, the Astronomical beginning of Spring. Today the sun transits the … More 2017 Autumnal Equinox Today!
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Albert Einstein once explained that nuclear weapons changed everything – except the way we think. He was right, of course. That worries me. There’s been a lot of talk about rogue-state nuclear weapons of late. A war using such appalling devices seems a real possibility – more so than during…
September 7, 2017 After Cassini: Pondering the Saturn Mission’s Legacy Cassini’s discoveries are feeding forward into future exploration of the solar system. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute › Full image and caption (Author’s note: The Cassini orbiter is scheduled to be deorbited and plunge into Saturn’s cloud tops this Friday, September 15 at 4:55 AM, PDT. … More The Cassini-Huygens Legacy of Science and Discovery at Saturn
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Apparently Earth is going to be destroyed by Niburu this month. Again. The putative Planet 9 and the orbits of the KBOs that were used to deduce the possibility. Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC); [Diagram created using WorldWide Telescope.] – See more at: https://www.caltech.edu/news/caltech-researchers-find-evidence-real-ninth-planet-49523#sthash.mD4q1vgg.dpuf That didn’t happen last time somebody predicted…
Later this summer we will be witness to a number of notable events. Amid the bitter-sweet ending to the NASA/ESA Cassini mission to Saturn and Titan, with the Cassini orbiter hurtling into Saturn’s cloud tops in a spectacular blaze of glory on 15 September and the 21 August Total Solar Eclipse, we observe none other … More Highlights of the Southern Sky, Summer 2017
Without equivocation, the most widely read posts on this blog are those that describe and debunk the 2,500-year old myth that the earth is a flat, floating disk at the center of the cosmos. I have to wonder why in the 21st century, with a host of so many other articles that I would think … More Why all the Interest in Flat Earth?