How would you figure out whether Global Warming is real? Part 2.

“We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.” –Orison Swett Marden If you had never heard of global warming before, how would you figure out whether it’s real or not? And if it is real, how would you figure out what humanity’s role in it is? To answer this, I’ve decided to … Read moreHow would you figure out whether Global Warming is real? Part 2.

How would you figure out whether Global Warming is real? Part 1.

“There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.” –David Attenborough It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything on this blog about global warming, climate change, or most Earth-based environmental topics in general. After all, I’m a physicist — an astrophysicist … Read moreHow would you figure out whether Global Warming is real? Part 1.

There's Water on Mercury, and EVERY World Like it!

“You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.” –Edwin Louis Cole Our Solar System is — at least from our perspective — the most well-studied system of planets, moons, asteroids and comets in the entire Universe. And in this system, the closest planet to our Sun, Mercury, was also one … Read moreThere's Water on Mercury, and EVERY World Like it!

Whose world is it, anyway?

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.” –Mark Twain So, you’ve been around a while, seen all sorts of things, and learned an awful lot about the world, solar system and Universe that we live in. But how well do you know it, … Read moreWhose world is it, anyway?