Good Fact Series

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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