The New Nu News!

“I know all about neutrinos, and my friend here knows about everything else in astrophysics.” –John Bahcall Neutrinos are the most poorly understood particles in the standard model. Remember the standard model? The standard model of elementary particles tells us what the fundamental constituents of matter and forces are in our Universe. We have the … Read more

Meet me at the bar!

“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar.” –Drew Carey When you think of a galaxy, you probably think of a bright, dense core with huge, swirling outstretched spiral arms. Something, perhaps, like the Silverado Galaxy, below. And … Read more

Enjoy a Real Harvest Moon Tonight!

“But now it’s gettin’ late And the moon is climbin’ high. I want to celebrate See it shinin’ in your eye.” –Neil Young The full Moon, beautiful as it is, isn’t really all that rare! Once every 29-30 days, the Moon returns to a completely full phase, where the entire “day side” of the Moon … Read more

Geocentrism: Was Galileo Wrong?

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” –Galileo Galilei While practically every scientist (and 79% of Americans) accept that the Earth and the other planets go around the Sun, it isn’t quite everyone. In fact, … Read more