Archives for February 13, 2008

What if I were made of Dark Matter?

I’ve been talking about dark matter a lot, and yet there’s still so much to explain about it. For example, dark matter and normal matter (protons, neutrons, and electrons) have a few things in common: They both have mass. They both feel the effects of gravity. They both cause their own gravity. But that’s where…

Galaxies are made exactly how, now?

Last week, Jamie (my significant other) came home from work and told me about a conversation she had with her coworker, Chris. This week she asked another one, Miguel, whether he had any questions about Astronomy, Physics, space, etc. This week’s question comes from Miguel: What is a galaxy, anyway? Why does it look like…