By: Bennie The Ball
Gliese 581C is believed to be approximately four times the size of Earth and calculations show that its orbit is within the habitable zone around the star Gliese, a red dwarf star seen from Earth in the constellation Libra. 581C is much closer to...
By: Bran Herbert
The other day, the front page of CNN.com regaled for all of five hours in the announcement that an international team of scientists had found a planet that could potentially support life. The Time-Warner company can be forgiven for its short attention span: these...
By: Bryan Liddiard
20 Light years sounds like a long way. However in galactic terms Gliese 581c is our next door neighbor. A relatively small amount of human effort has been put into searching for planets like our own or conceiving how we may actually get there...
By: The Pope of Chilitown
Walter Isaacson's new biography of Albert Einstein, "Einstein: His Life and Universe," truly has something for everybody. For those interested in the personal aspects of the great man, it covers each period of his life: his childhood in Germany and relationship with his parents...
By: Benjamin Patri
Absolutely, anything is possible! Life on other planets is very feasible. With there being an estimated 20 billion stars in the universe, couldn't there be at least one other planet with life orbiting just one of those stars? What if only 1 out of 100...
By: Bennie The Ball
On October 4th 1957, the Russians launched a 184lb metal sphere called Sputnik 1 into Earth orbit and the Space Race was under way. On April 12th 1961, the Russians upped the stakes by launching Major Yuri Gagarin into Earth orbit. Three months earlier US...
By: Josh Greenberger
What are black holes? And how are they formed?Black holes are probably the most fascinating (theoretical) objects in astronomy. Such objects, which scientists believe must exist, would account for the spin-rate of our galaxy, which cannot be explained by the combined mass of the...
By: Josh Greenberger
What methods are used by evolutionists to date an archaeological find? And do these methods actually support evolution?Radiocarbon dating is a commonly used method to determine the age of archaeological finds. The process, sometimes referred to as "radiocarbon reading," involves measuring carbon decay...
By: Matthew Ota
Slower than the speed of light?Big bang cosmology based on a varying light speed constant.Light speed in today's vacuum of space-time fabric is observed to be 299,792.458 km/second.(*1) This is the peak velocity of light through the lightest, most basic...
By: Katie Sitzes
In physics, a wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature of spacetime that is essentially a 'shortcut' through space and time. A wormhole has at least two mouths which are connected to a single throat. If the wormhole is traversable, matter can 'travel' from one mouth...

 

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