How The Universe Makes the Building Blocks of Life

“It is all a matter of time scale. An event that would be unthinkable in a hundred years may be inevitable in a hundred million.” –Carl Sagan There’s some speculation that NASA, later this week, might announce evidence for life on Saturn’s moon Titan. I’m not going to comment on the speculation, but it’s worth … Read moreHow The Universe Makes the Building Blocks of Life

Why Making Neutral Antimatter is Such A Big Deal!

“Surely something is wanting in our conception of the universe. We know positive and negative electricity, north and south magnetism, and why not some extra terrestrial matter related to terrestrial matter, as the source is to the sink. … Worlds may have formed of this stuff, with element and compounds possessing identical properties with out … Read moreWhy Making Neutral Antimatter is Such A Big Deal!

Weekend Diversion: Where do you get those wonderful pictures?

“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.” –Ambrose Bierce The most common emails I get about this blog are questions about physics, astronomy, and some very speculative theories. But second most common are questions asking where I get my pictures. Well, except in rare instances, I don’t make them myself. Should … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Where do you get those wonderful pictures?