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Super-Sized Moons Common?

Researchers are redefining the rarity of the earth-moon system. They are saying that a whopping 1 in 10 rocky planets may have a moon that’s big compared to its primary, just like our moon when compared to earth.

Using new sophisticated computer simulations, it seems that the massive impacts that resulted in our relatively huge [...]

Google Mars Reveals “Bio Station Alpha”

Anyone not familiar with Google Earth? Just in case, Google Earth is a software that allows you to view a recent picture of any part of the Earth. By combining photographs taken from a variety of resources around and above the earth, the Google Earth software compiles a virtual atlas of our planet. Even if you have never used the application, [...]

Einstein Not Wrong Again

Yet again,  predictions made by Einstein’s theories of Relativity have been vindicated.

In this case, two key predictions made by General Relativity…that the spacetime fabric of the universe is distorted by the mass of objects and that this “fabric” is swirled around rotating objects…have been shown to be true in controlled experiments that were 50 [...]

America’s Last Endeavour

I watched the Space Shuttle Endeavour blast off this morning on television.  Space Shuttle launches never cease to amaze me. What a remarkable sight!  This incredible exhibition of science and guts has been captivating the minds and hearts of millions, and arguably billions of people for the past 30 years. The first space shuttle launch [...]

Rigid Poles and Faster Than Light Communication

We recently received an interesting question:

I have an interesting idea that could in theory break the famous law that states nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. More specifically, a method of communicating that could instantly travel across space. Suppose a really long pole similar to the space elevator made out of [...]