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The Big Donut

Written by on November 18, 2010 in Commentary with 0 Comments
The Big Donut

What if we could travel out into a higher dimension and look back to see the shape of our universe, what would it be like?

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Solar Nebula

Written by on November 5, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Solar Nebula

Our Sun formed from a molecular cloud and as it evolved it created a disc of gas and dust called a solar nebula. Read on…

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Short Story: Voyage into ‘The Everything’

Written by on August 15, 2010 in Fun with 0 Comments
Short Story: Voyage into ‘The Everything’

A fantastic voyage into the Quantum world.

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Good Fact #5: The Milky Way Galaxy

Written by on July 7, 2010 in Good Fact Series with 0 Comments
Good Fact #5: The Milky Way Galaxy

Our Milky Way galaxy is absolutely enormous. To relate its size to something more familiar will be a bit of challenge, so in this simpli-sized post I will use the continent of North America to help express our galaxy’s unimaginable bulk.

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Good Fact #4: Neutron Stars

Written by on June 27, 2010 in Good Fact Series with 0 Comments
Good Fact #4: Neutron Stars

A Neutron Star is one of a very few celestial objects whose scale is not mind-numbingly enormous. In fact in many cases a typical Neutron Star is only 10 to 20 kilometers in diameter, roughly the size of a small city. And although you might think it is a harmless little baby star, think again because this […]

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The Atom

Written by on June 24, 2010 in Good Fact Series with 0 Comments

How small is an atom? Regardless of how well you think you can imagine it’s size, it is very much incomprehensible. However I think I can relate it in terms that are more easily understood…

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Good Fact #2: The Sun & Betelgeuse

Written by on June 22, 2010 in Good Fact Series with 0 Comments
Good Fact #2: The Sun & Betelgeuse

How does our Sun’s mass measure up to the other varieties in our galaxy? It is considered a ‘dwarf star’ but let’s compare it to a much larger variety to see just how dwarf-ish the Sun really is. Read on…

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Good Fact #1: The Solar System

Written by on June 21, 2010 in Good Fact Series with 0 Comments
Good Fact #1: The Solar System

The Universe is a very big place, at scales beyond our day to day human experience. My new Simpli-Sized Series attempts to relate a variety of celestial objects to more common recognizable situations.

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Supermassive Star

Written by on June 5, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Supermassive Star

Supermassive Star Supermassive stars are quite rare, as far as we know there are only a few dozen of them in our own galaxy. These stars have more than 100 times the mass of our Sun and produce more than a million times the light. As these stars reach 120 solar masses they loose their […]

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Seed of Life

Written by on June 5, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Seed of Life

  Seed of Life Although seemingly a disasterous event, this comet strike has delivered a wealth of water and an abundance of organic molecules to this already developing planet. Water is essential for life and sets the stage for developement of complex life forms. Scientists believe that this is how life began on Earth.

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