ASTRONOMY TODAY

ASTRONOMY TODAY A single, barely blushing pixel tells of another world that could be like our own – so far away, it’s at the resolution limit of our very best telescopes. nonetheless, it still speaks volumes within this dot. I love the form of the fibonacci  in reverse for this particular topic.  Its lines diminish […]

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Stick Theory

STICK THEORY   If God wanted us to know everything the universe would have stopped expanding, or, at least, its speed should be lessening, allowing us to gain understanding.   If we are limited to speed of light, while God stretches the fabric far faster, then, as long as we’re here, try as we might, […]

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Breaking Symmetry

Our universe has things in it because chance quantum fluctuations enable. Nothing is what violates Nature’s laws — something is apparently more stable. Supersymmetry was asking for it. It was just too perfect to be withstood, and once it took the predictable hit it lit up the entire neighborhood, and, in that Big Bang, the […]

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Sagittarius A*

This Acrostic poem spells Milky Way Galaxy down the left margin, to commemorate finding the super massive black hole at our own galaxy’s center, called Sagittarius A (and here, the word “Star” is what’s spoken, but it’s written as:) “*.” So the title is “Sagittarius A* , pronounced Sagittarius-A-Star (stop looking for the footnote). The […]

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Singularity

 SINGULARITY I’m always fascinated when two distinct time frames occur “simultaneously.” Looking from the outside at Alice disappearing into a black hole seems to take forever, thinks Bob, who stays on Earth to observe. Eventually, her light red shifts and fades to the point where it’s indistinguishable from the background of space and the black […]

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