November 15, 2015
When one of the four large Galilean moons of Jupiter crosses in front of the planet's disk, the sight can be truly dazzling. But taking a movie of the...
November 1, 2015
Current models of galactic spiral arm formation downplay a critical force - the stretching created by tidal disruption. I am convinced that someday ast...
October 15, 2015
Here's what happens when an airplane photobombs the Whirlpool Galaxy at 3 am. The plane is a few miles away, the galaxy is 25 million light years away....
October 2, 2015
Albert Einstein loved thought experiments. He famously arrived at both Special and General Relativity not through the usual mathematical route, but thr...
September 2, 2015
See the little dots moving against the background stars in these animated GIFs? These are Minor Planets Haumea and Makamake, sailing outside Neptune's...
August 3, 2015
“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
August 1, 2015
Darwin and Religion
Whenever I see a prevalent human behavior, I go to Darwin.
That’s probably because I think Darwin was the Greatest Scientist Who Ever...
The God Project, Part 2
The God Project, Part 1
Io Transit of Jupiter
Why do Galaxies Spiral?
Whirlpool Galaxy Photobombed
Einstein’s Thought Experiments
Hot on the Hunt for Planet X
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