Alien Life Could Be Hiding Out on Far Fewer Planets Than We Thought

Alien Life Could Be Hiding Out on Far Fewer Planets Than We Thought By Laura Geggel, Associate Editor | June 10, 2019 Where is complex alien life hanging out in the universe? Likely not on planets stewing in toxic gases, according to a new study that dramatically reduces the number of worlds where scientists will…

Stephen Hawking Was Right: Black Holes Can Evaporate, Weird New Study Shows

Stephen Hawking Was Right: Black Holes Can Evaporate, Weird New Study Shows By Meredith Fore, Live Science Contributor | June 10, 2019 Stephen Hawking made one of his most famous predictions: that black holes eventually evaporate entirely. According to Hawking’s theory, black holes are not perfectly “black” but instead actually emit particles. This radiation, Hawking…

On Earth As In The Heavens

DID YOU KNOW… (12). “Of course, not all things and phenomena in the cosmos have counterparts on Earth…What matters is the universality of the physical laws that describe them.” RETURN TO FUN FACTS with Neil Degrasse Tyson  

Universality Of Physical Laws

DID YOU KNOW… (10). “…if we land on another planet with a thriving alien civilization, they will be running on the same laws that we discovered and tested here on Earth – even if the aliens harbor different social and political beliefs.” MORE FUN FACTS with Neil DeGrasse Tyson  

Universe invisible beyond spherical edge

DID YOU KNOW… (8). “…there is a distance in every direction from us where the recession velocity for a galaxy equals the speed of light. At this distance and beyond, light from all luminous objects loses all its energy before reaching us. The universe beyond this spherical edge is thus rendered invisible and, as far…

Universe Had A Beginning after all

DID YOU KNOW…   (7). “What we do know, and what we can assert, without hesitation, is that the universe had a beginning. The universe continues to evolve. And yes, every one of our body’s atoms is traceable to the big bang and to the thermo-nuclear furnaces within high mass stars that exploded more than…

Sun Sheds Its Skin

DID YOU KNOW… (6). “The sun loses material from its surface at a rate of one million tons per second.” MORE FUN FACTS with Neil DeGrasse Tyson  

Stars Outnumber Words Uttered By Humans?

DID YOU KNOW… (5). “There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on any beach, more stars than seconds have passed since Earth formed, more stars than words and sounds ever uttered by all the humans who ever lived.” MORE FUN FACTS with Neil Degrasse Tyson  

Nobody owns the air they breathe, believe it or not

DID YOU KNOW THIS… (4). “A single breath of air draws in more air molecules than there are single breathfuls of air in Earth’s entire atmosphere. That means some of the air you just breathed passed through the lungs of Napolean, Beethoven, Lincoln, and Billy the Kid.”   MORE FUN FACTS with Neil Degrasse Tyson…

How old is the water you drink?

DID YOU KNOW… (3). “There are more molecules of water in a cup of the stuff than there are cups of water in all the world’s oceans. Every cup that passes through a single person and eventually rejoins the world’s water supply hold enough molecules to mix 1,500 of them into every cup of water…

Do huge genetic gaps among earths creatures exist?

DID YOU KNOW… (2). “If a huge genetic gap separated us from our closest relative in the animal kingdom, we could justifiably celebrate our brilliance. We might be entitled to walk around thinking we’re distant and distinct from our fellow creatures. But no such gap exists. Instead, we are one with the rest of nature,…

Astrophysics for people in a hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson – a book review

Never before have I written a review on a book where I didn’t understand ninety-nine percent of the material in it. “Astrophysics is a very broad subject; it requires knowledge of fields such as electromagnetic theory, mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics quantum mechanics, relativity, nuclear physics and particle physics. The study of astrophysics includes measuring properties…