Archives for July 17, 2009

Understanding the Universe requires a lot more than just knowing some advanced mathematics, and even more than knowing how to apply that math. It requires a knowledge of natural history, and an understanding of the requirements for allowing that history to happen. In other words, the laws of nature must be such that the Universe…

Apollo landing sites: 40 years later!

I’ll keep this simple, as you can get longer writeups at Universe Today, Bad Astronomy, and the NASA site, but a NASA spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon just released images of five of the six Apollo landing sites. Why am I so excited about this? Because you can see the Earth-junk we left there! There’s…