Most of Earth's twins aren't identical, or even close!

“You can spend too much time wondering which of identical twins is the more alike.” –Robert Brault You’ve of course heard by now the news that Kepler, the most successful and prolific planet-finding mission of all time, has probably reached the end of its useful lifespan. With nearly 3,000 planet candidates under its belt, including … Read moreMost of Earth's twins aren't identical, or even close!

The Nearest Sun-Like Star May Be As Miraculous As Our Own!

“Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.”¬†–Ralph Waldo Emerson In the great cosmic ocean, there’s only one planet that we know — for certain — has the right conditions and history to result in intelligent life: our own. Life — or even intelligent¬†life — … Read moreThe Nearest Sun-Like Star May Be As Miraculous As Our Own!

It's hard to leave this world

“Some prophecies are self-fulfilling But I’ve had to work for all of mine Better times will come to me, God willing Cause I can’t leave this world behind” –Josh Ritter You sure can’t leave this world behind. At least, not very easily. The reason for it, of course, is gravity. Here on the surface of … Read moreIt's hard to leave this world