Messier Monday: A High-Flying Cluster in the Winter Skies, M36

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” –Leonardo da Vinci Welcome back to another exciting Messier Monday here on Starts With A Bang! As Comet ISON dives towards the Sun and a nearly … Read moreMessier Monday: A High-Flying Cluster in the Winter Skies, M36

Ask Ethan #7: How to End the World

“If you are writing any book about the end of the world, what you are really writing about is what’s worth saving about it.” –Justin Cronin Well, it’s Friday again, and that means it’s time to dip into the question/suggestion box, and see what you’ve come up with for me. This week’s Ask Ethan comes … Read moreAsk Ethan #7: How to End the World

Messier Monday: A Straggling Globular Cluster, M30

“The man’s a born straggler… another lucky exception to the rules of natural selection. A million years ago he would’ve been an easy snack for a saber-toothed tiger.” -Carl Hiaasen Welcome to the latest Messier Monday, where each week we take a look at one of Charles Messier’s original catalogue of 110 deep-sky objects that … Read moreMessier Monday: A Straggling Globular Cluster, M30

The Strong Force for Beginners

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for.” –Georgia O’Keeffe When it comes to the Universe, it isn’t just the stuff that’s in it that’s important. It’s also how all that stuff interacts with itself and everything else. To … Read moreThe Strong Force for Beginners