By: Sorina Ryan
People will think I am nuts, I thought, as I went back inside the house to digest what I had just witnessed. Yet, this time there wasn't an audience of one, there were three of us and we all agreed we had seen the same...
By: Lawrie Williams
Eta Carinae or Eta Car is a Supernova Imposter near the Southern Cross. There are ominous signs that this Luminous Blue Variable could become a supernova soon. Nobody can tell when this will be nor what impact this would have upon life on Earth.To...
By: Robert D. Twitchell
The hardest part about this topic is defining the term universe because there can be an infinite number of different interpretations of the word depending on who you ask and the frame of reference in which they are asked. Many different people and animals will...
By: Ted Sherman
Astronomers just discovered a fuzzy, tiny image of a planet that has many of the same features found on Earth. Oceans, atmosphere, gravity, moderate temperatures, a nearby sun-star could all make the yet-unnamed world a virtual twin to ours. It is the first planet ever...
By: Franklin Parker
"Universe, Big Bang, Black Holes, and Stephen Hawking's A Briefer History of Time (Bantam Dell, October 2005), A Dialogue"Betty: We are not scientists, can not answer hard science questions, and time is too short for this big topic. Why, then, did we choose to review...
By: Kevin Myrick
We are ready to go where none have gone before, ready to do what needs to be done, at any cost. We have skills, maturity, stamina, experience, and most of all the will and determination to get the job done. We were promised access to...
By: Steve Holder
RECAPFrom "The Big Bang Theory" by Steve Holder, posted here on Helium:"According to the Big Bang Theory, the universe used to be extremely small, unbelievably hot, and incredibly dense. Everything that existed was condensed into a compact space. It was not just a spot IN...
By: Saw Kenny
The first question that I asked at the sudden I have the dream of becoming as Astronomer was "Could there be life on other planets?". However, I asked this question to myself, because I know that the people and the community around me will...
By: Scott Christmas
The evening of April 30, 1006, would have started like any other spring evening in north-central Egypt. As the sun set, the mid-80 degree temperatures would have sluiced off like water down a drain, dropping quickly into the low- to mid-60's. The setting sun would...
By: Dean L. Sinclair
Black Holes ala Motion in a Matrix The Motion in a Matrix model* for the universe has a very simple explanation for "Black Holes." In the model, mass and energy can be considered as two manifestations of the degree of involvement of the matrix...

 

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