Archives for November 21, 2015

“Science is the one human activity that is truly progressive. The body of positive knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.” -Edwin Hubble We really got into some wondrous stuff here at Starts With A Bang this past week, including: Can we see our galaxy’s supermassive black hole? (for Ask Ethan), Averaging inanimate objects can produce human faces,…

“Twinkle, twinkle quasi-star. Biggest puzzle from afar. How unlike the other ones. Brighter than a billion suns. Twinkle, twinkle, quasi-star. How I wonder what you are.” -George Gamow One of the most interesting classes of objects in the entire sky is one that’s invisible to the naked eye, yet appears brighter than anything else in…