“Goldilocks was hungry. She tasted the porridge from the first bowl. ‘This porridge is too hot!’ she exclaimed. So, she tasted the porridge from the second bowl. ‘This porridge is too cold,’ she said. So, she tasted the last bowl of porridge. ‘Ahhh, this porridge is just right,’ she said happily and she ate it … Read moreA planet with liquid water?! The first real candidate!
“If we lived on a planet where nothing ever changed, there would be little to do. There would be nothing to figure out. There would be no impetus for science. And if we lived in an unpredictable world, where things changed in random or very complex ways, we would not be able to figure things … Read more“Your Theory Doesn’t Do Everything!” And That’s Okay.
“Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” –Vaclav Havel It’s arguable that vision is the most important tool that an astronomer can have. This was particularly important back before the invention of the telescope, as the greatest … Read moreHow Well Can You See? An Astronomy Test!
“Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.” –Thoreau A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I went to the circus together. Someday, I vowed, I’ll be strong, flexible, and stable enough to do the amazing hand-balancing tricks we saw. And all the while, the six-year-old girl behind us screamed her piercing, high-pitched … Read moreDon’t you hear that?