Dear Asteroid Hunters: Stop telling us we’re all gonna die!

“Don’t blame yourself. The apocalypse wasn’t your fault. Actually, it was just as much your fault as it was anyone else’s. Come to think of it, if you’re an American, it was probably about 80-90 percent more your fault than the average human. But don’t let that get you down. It wasn’t exclusively your fault. … Read moreDear Asteroid Hunters: Stop telling us we’re all gonna die!

Weekend Diversion: Uncovering the Forgotten Originals (and a Bonus!)

“Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new after all.” –Abraham Lincoln Last weekend, I presented you with two remarkable covers, one from music and one from astronomy. This week, I’m going to show you the reverse of that; going back to the forgotten originals. Many of you … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Uncovering the Forgotten Originals (and a Bonus!)

See A Quasar Gravitationally Lens a Galaxy (for the First Time!)

“If you only look at a person through one lens, or only believe what you’re told, you can often miss the truth that is staring you in the face.” –Kevin Spacey One of the most powerful ideas from Einstein’s theory of Gravity — General Relativity — is that any massive object in the Universe not … Read moreSee A Quasar Gravitationally Lens a Galaxy (for the First Time!)