Messier Monday: The Black Eye Galaxy, M64 (Synopsis)

“Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!” –Harry Truman, to a music critic who panned his daughter’s singing When you think about the Messier objects in the night sky, you hope for skies like the … Read moreMessier Monday: The Black Eye Galaxy, M64 (Synopsis)

Ask Ethan #25: Where would you go, now?

“They will see us waving from such great heights ‘Come down now,’ they’ll say. But everything looks perfect from far away ‘Come down now.’ But we’ll stay.” –The Postal Service Welcome back to another Ask Ethan! You keep sending in your questions and suggestions, and each week, I’ll pick one of my favorites to answer … Read moreAsk Ethan #25: Where would you go, now?

Is energy conserved in a Universe with dark energy? (Synopsis)

“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” -Les Brown On the one hand, you’ve got gravitation, the most powerful force in the Universe, trying to attract all the matter in it together. If it had its way, not only … Read moreIs energy conserved in a Universe with dark energy? (Synopsis)

Throwback Thursday: Where is Everybody? (Synopsis)

“If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens… Where Is Everybody?” -Stephen Webb If stars, planets, and biological processes are so common in the Universe, then where is everyone? Here on Earth, we take for granted how easy it was for life to form. Our world has been around for some four-and-a-half billion years, and the oldest … Read moreThrowback Thursday: Where is Everybody? (Synopsis)

Did it all start with a bang? (Synopsis)

“Both the solutions must be rejected, and as these are the only statical solutions of the equations… the true solution represented in nature must be a dynamical solution.” -Willem de Sitter First off, welcome, everyone! As you well know, the main Starts With A Bang blog has moved to Medium, something that’s received mixed reviews from … Read moreDid it all start with a bang? (Synopsis)