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The amazing solar system: what if the planets were the same distance as our Moon? [video]

Check out this awesome video from Yeti Dynamics–a YouTube channel which evidently does a lot of stuff regarding astronomy and celestial objects–and be amazed. Here we see the various planets … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The story of Pluto: the hard luck ex-planet that gets no respect.

Eighty-four years ago today, on February 18, 1930, the celestial body known as Pluto was discovered. In contrast to the dramatic discoveries of other things made by humans in the … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

The day it rained meteors: the Sikhote-Alin Event.

The chunk of metal you see above may look pretty nondescript, but it traveled a long way to get here. This is a piece of a meteorite that fell from … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Immortality on ice: the freezing of James Bedford.

Forty-seven years ago today, on January 12, 1967. a psychology professor named James Bedford died of kidney cancer. He was 73 years old. Chances are nobody would have heard of … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth (?) Panorama: the Milky Way, seen from Öland, Sweden.

I found this absolutely stunning panoramic view on 360cities.net, showing the Milky Way arcing across the sky in late summer. I know on all of these 360cities posts I’m always … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Activate sensors, Mr. Spock: the real-life search for planet Vulcan.

One-hundred and fifty-four years ago today, on January 2, 1860, a French mathematician named Urbain Le Verrier made a startling announcement to the French Academy of Sciences in Paris: he … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Earth: Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array, near Socorro, New Mexico.

This is the Very Large Array in the desert about 50 miles from Socorro, New Mexico. As many people know, it’s a field of 27 giant radio telescopes used by … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The sound of history: the fascinating story of the audio reconstruction of the JFK assassination.

There are a lot of stories being told and re-told today, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Here’s a really interesting story you might not have … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

1833: The night the sky fell in Gettysburg

Originally posted on Time Will Tell:
The old Adams County jail wasn’t the most secure of prisons. Early in the morning of November 12, 1833, a convicted murderer was so…

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Should we go to Mars? Yes. But we must change our thinking first.

Most of the 400+ articles I’ve written on this blog are about the past, in one way or another. I rarely talk about the future, but I’m going to do … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 5 Comments
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