It’s a remarkable life

Written by on April 12, 2011 in Commentary with 0 Comments

Is life a likely consequence throughout the universe? Is it that just as galaxies, stars and planets form, will the potential for life just naturally uncoil like a spring and release at the very instant when conditions are favourable?

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Truth and Science

Written by on December 16, 2010 in Commentary with 0 Comments
Truth and Science

There is no truth in science – sorry. However, it is brimming with knowledge and understanding… and punctuated by bunches of old geezers with crazy heads of hair.

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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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Enceladus: Saturnian Moon

Written by on September 30, 2010 in Learning with 0 Comments
Enceladus: Saturnian Moon

Enceladus is one of Saturn’s inner most moons composed primarily of fresh clean water ice. Its southern polar region vents plumes of ice particles, water vapor and trace organic compounds out into space

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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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