Last year I was inspired to find random moments of science in several of the entries' lyrics. No one told me never to do it again, so here we go...
The discovery of as large a planet as NGTS-1b around an M-dwarf throws a proverbial wrench into astronomers' assumptions about planetary formation.
Does astronomy in Tolkien's literary world line up with ours? Or is it pure fantasy?
All those photos you see do not do the actual phenomenon justice. I wish every single person on the planet could have the opportunity to see this literally awe-some event.
Enceladus might produce a food source for alien microbes equivalent to 300 pizzas an hour.
The year is 2500; mankind has been at peace for a while, relies on solar energy, can cure most diseases, and the few soldiers left in existence are seen as a complete waste of taxpayer money because they do absolutely nothing. But when this nightmare of a planet passes the solar system, 12 of them are sent to the surface (an 18-hour trip) to find out what the giants want with the Earth.
Dr. Michaël Gillon, whose team discovered the new planetary system, said they should be named after the first seven Trappist beers.
THE YELLOW ONE IS THE SUN!!!
Who likes data? I collected a fair amount of data (and made many an Excel spreadsheet) over the three weeks I watched all those movies for my Master's project. This turned into my four-part video series Hollywood's Outer Space, but I also had to write up a more formal-sounding review of that data. It had to… Continue reading 90 movies, 19 days, 1 dissertation
Do you want to see an alien solar system? Those roving dots are four real planets, orbiting a very young star called HR 8799 about 129 lightyears from Earth. The star itself is hiding under the black circle to block most of its light (i.e. it's not added in post), so the telescope can actually pick out… Continue reading Pale Blue Dots