Archives for January 23, 2016

“What might we learn from lines of research that are off the beaten track? They check accepted ideas, always a Good Thing, and there is the chance Nature has prepared yet another surprise for us.” -Jim Peebles It’s been a huge week here at Starts With A Bang, and one of our busiest on record. If you thought that Pluto’s…

“Do not look at stars as bright spots only. Try to take in the vastness of the universe.” -Maria Mitchell The analogies between small-scale, living things and large-scale, cosmic entities are abundant: between a neuron and the Universe’s large-scale structure; between an atom and a solar system; between the stars in a galaxy and the…