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Author: Cosmic Strings

Is There Anybody Out There?

It’s a question that we’ve been asking ourselves for a long time (Pink Floyd’s version notwithstanding).  We might be a step closer to finding out the answer. A new look at data from the Galileo space probe which orbited Jupiter for over a decade has…

I’m Still Standing

And so is everyone else on the planet, metaphorically speaking.  That is to say, the world did not end today. Today was yet another in a very, very long chain of predicted days where the world was supposed to end.  We’ve been thinking about the…

It’s Too Late

Well, actually, it’s too early. Sometimes the best observing is done way earlier in the morning than most astronomers would like to be awake.  Unless we’ve stayed up all night…we have been known to do that. If you’re an early (and I do mean early!)…

What is a Fact?

Greetings, astronomy lovers! So we’ve been bombarded in the news lately by the current outbreak of measles.  It’s very sad to read about, and of course, since this began in the U.S. in Disneyland, a place so closely associated with childhood, happiness, and joy, it…