From Quarks to Quasars

Are We Living in a Computer Simulated Reality?

Are we living in the matrix? Fortunately, science can find out. http://goo.gl/wLS806

Are We Living in a Computer Simulated Reality?

Are we living in the matrix? Fortunately, science can find out. http://goo.gl/wLS806

Are We Living in a Computer Simulated Reality?

Are we living in the matrix? Fortunately, science can find out.

Are We Living in a Computer Simulated Reality?

Are we living in the matrix? Fortunately, science can find out.

Is There a Limit to How Large a Star Can Be?

Thanks to stars like “VY Canis Majoris” and “HR 517S,” we know that the universe is inhabited with stars that are so large, they bring our notions of stellar evolution into question. 

Some are so big, they could easily engulf our entire solar system. But how large CAN a star grow to be ? Is there any type of a maximum limit for such growth? Find out at:
http://goo.gl/KQWJqV

Image Credit: WIkimediaCommons

Is There a Limit to How Large a Star Can Be?

Thanks to stars like “VY Canis Majoris” and “HR 517S,” we know that the universe is inhabited with stars that are so large, they bring our notions of stellar evolution into question.

Some are so big, they could easily engulf our entire solar system. But how large CAN a star grow to be ? Is there any type of a maximum limit for such growth? Find out at:
http://goo.gl/KQWJqV

Image Credit: WIkimediaCommons

Olbers’ Paradox: Why is The Night Sky Black?

Throughout the existence of man-kind, a no-doubt great number of people looked up at the sun in the sky and wondered why the sky is blue, rather than another color. Yet given how many stars there are in the universe, far less people have thought to ask why the sky is dark

Unbelievably, the answer to this question was so elusive, it birthed a paradox : http://goo.gl/vJXS6N 

Image: Perseid Over Arches National Park (Credit: Thomas O’Brien)

Olbers’ Paradox: Why is The Night Sky Black?

Throughout the existence of man-kind, a no-doubt great number of people looked up at the sun in the sky and wondered why the sky is blue, rather than another color. Yet given how many stars there are in the universe, far less people have thought to ask why the sky is dark

Unbelievably, the answer to this question was so elusive, it birthed a paradox : http://goo.gl/vJXS6N

Image: Perseid Over Arches National Park (Credit: Thomas O’Brien)

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/18/14 – Diving Into the Heart of the Orion Nebula

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/18/14 – Diving Into the Heart of the Orion Nebula

Colliding Black Holes:

Can black holes pull matter out of each other? That would be really cool, but it doesn’t quite work that way.

Colliding Black Holes:

Can black holes pull matter out of each other? That would be really cool, but it doesn’t quite work that way.

The Planet With Four Suns (& How You Can Help Find Similar Extrasolar Planets)

Whomever said science is always fun has obviously never picked through data collected by various astronomical agencies, especially where the Kepler Space Telescope is concerned. It scours the skies, looking for telltale signs of orbiting planets. Given how numerous stars are and how much data that must be collected before we can confirm the existence of a planet, it’s easy to see where the problem lies. Lucikly, there are a few ways non-scientists can help (like the “Planet Hunters” program). 

One of the most notable planets discovered by amateurs working with the “Planet Hunters” team is PH1: an exoplanet that orbits not one, two or three, but FOUR stars. Learn more about the planet, how it was found and how you can contribute to “Planet Hunters,” here: http://goo.gl/iKsDZf

Image Credit: Haven Giguere/Yale

The Planet With Four Suns (& How You Can Help Find Similar Extrasolar Planets)

Whomever said science is always fun has obviously never picked through data collected by various astronomical agencies, especially where the Kepler Space Telescope is concerned. It scours the skies, looking for telltale signs of orbiting planets. Given how numerous stars are and how much data that must be collected before we can confirm the existence of a planet, it’s easy to see where the problem lies. Lucikly, there are a few ways non-scientists can help (like the “Planet Hunters” program).

One of the most notable planets discovered by amateurs working with the “Planet Hunters” team is PH1: an exoplanet that orbits not one, two or three, but FOUR stars. Learn more about the planet, how it was found and how you can contribute to “Planet Hunters,” here: http://goo.gl/iKsDZf

Image Credit: Haven Giguere/Yale

Rare Genetic Mutation Makes Siblings Immune to Viruses:

And they may be the key to the ultimate cure. Learn about the possibilities at:
http://goo.gl/j7MGpj

Rare Genetic Mutation Makes Siblings Immune to Viruses:

And they may be the key to the ultimate cure. Learn about the possibilities at:
http://goo.gl/j7MGpj

New Hepatitis C Treatment Has Cured 90% of Patients in 12 Weeks:

About 175 million people are infected with hepatitis C worldwide. Now they have hope.

Learn about this amazing “cure” at:
http://goo.gl/Zq9Kct

New Hepatitis C Treatment Has Cured 90% of Patients in 12 Weeks:

About 175 million people are infected with hepatitis C worldwide. Now they have hope.

Learn about this amazing “cure” at:
http://goo.gl/Zq9Kct

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/16/14 - The Flame Nebula

Learn about this amazing structure at:
http://goo.gl/RZVP0M

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/16/14 - The Flame Nebula

Learn about this amazing structure at:
http://goo.gl/RZVP0M