Archives for April 11, 2008

Why Explore Space/the Universe?

Fraser Cain over at Universe Today sent out a question to the Astronomy/Astrophysics/Space communication community today. And he asks: Why should we spend our time/money/resources on exploring space when there are so many problems here on Earth? This is something that, for better or worse, I had a knee-jerk reaction to. Here’s what I wrote…

So, what’s the deal with this one? startswithabang.com reader Scott Stuart asks the following question: I was reading “The First Three Minutes” last night and came across an interesting section about blackbody radiation and energy density. The author states that as the universe expands, the number of photons running around (in the CMB, for example)…