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“Where there is an observatory and a telescope, we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.” -Henry David Thoreau With more stories of the Universe having been told this past week at Starts With A Bang, it’s always a thrill to look back, see what we’ve covered and see what thoughts and ideas they’ve…

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” -Zig Ziglar What a week it’s been here at Starts With A Bang, where we’ve been proud to bring a number of stories to light for you. This past week, in case you missed anything, we’ve tackled: Is the…

“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…

“Observing quasars is like observing the exhaust fumes of a car from a great distance and then trying to figure out what is going on under the hood.” -Carole Mundell Enjoying what we’re putting out at Starts With A Bang? There was a whole lot that we saw this past week, including a few tour-de-force pieces on…

“Observing quasars is like observing the exhaust fumes of a car from a great distance and then trying to figure out what is going on under the hood.” -Carole Mundell Have you been tunes in to Starts With A Bang during this past week? The first full week of January brings with it the annual American Astronomical Society’s…

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” -Oprah And 2016 is here! So begins another great year for Starts With A Bang, and I’m so pleased you’re still here as well. Yes, I know there are some frustrations with Forbes’…

“This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn’t make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists why doesn’t he ever show himself and prove it? And if he doesn’t exist what’s the meaning of all this?” -Calvin, via Bill Watterson This is our last comments of the week for 2015,…

“As far as extra dimensions are concerned, very tiny extra dimensions wouldn’t be perceived in everyday life, just as atoms aren’t: we see many atoms together but we don’t see atoms individually.” -Ed Witten As we approach the end of the year, Starts With A Bang looks ahead to what’s new and upcoming, rather than back on the…

“”There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win, because it works.”” -Stephen Hawking Every week on Starts With A Bang brings with it a new set of considerations about the Universe we all inhabit. It was awfully busy here, with two…

“Pluto was part of their mental landscape, the one they had constructed to organize their thinking about the solar system and their own place within it. Pluto seemed like the edge of existence. Ripping Pluto out of that landscape caused what felt like an inconceivably empty hole.” -Mike Brown We had an awfully busy week…