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“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” –Carl Sagan Our night sky, quite literally, is our window to the Universe. Well, it’s kind of a…

“We knew that we had indeed done something that was very different and very exciting, but we still didn’t expect it to have something to do with physical reality.” –Gerald Guralnik, co-developer of the Higgs mechanism Might as well make this entire week “Higgs week” here on Starts With A Bang, given how important yesterday’s…

Learning all about the Eagle, all over again

“We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known Universe.” –Edwin Hubble While large parts of the internet are blacked out…

“I see miracles all around me Stop and look, it’s all astounding Water, fire, air and dirt Fucking magnets, how do they work? And I don’t wanna talk to no scientist, Y’all motherfuckers lyin’, and gettin’ me pissed.” –Insane Clown Posse While music certainly has the power to be uplifting, the Insane Clown Posse simply…

“The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the…

“Neutrinos, they are very small. They have no charge and have no mass And do not interact at all. The earth is just a silly ball To them, through which they simply pass, Like dustmaids down a drafty hall Or photons through a sheet of glass. They snub the most exquisite gas, Ignore the most…

Einstein’s Last Mystery

“God does not play dice with the Universe.” –Einstein “Einstein, don’t tell God what to do.” –Neils Bohr (disputed, but awesome) Einstein, the brilliant mind behind general relativity and the concept of “spacetime,” is making the news again this week. As you all know, gravity isn’t some mysterious invisible force traveling across space, it comes…

Say Chowdah, Frenchie!

I don’t understand French nearly well enough to understand the explanation in this video, but I was amazed at what the physical world can do when I saw this video. (Video courtesy of Wimp.com.) What’s going on here? Well, you’ve got: a series of bar magnets on the bottom, a ceramic cylinder, an insulating, non-magnetic…

Solar Eruption Video

Ever see a picture of a Solar Prominence before? If you have, you’ll recognize these loop-like features leaving the Sun’s surface and ending up in the Sun’s corona: Well two spacecraft designed to monitor the Sun, Stereo A (which stands for “Ahead” of Earth) and Stereo B (which stands for “Behind”) just imaged a 30-hour…

I was in a movie!

Barney: Next they’re gonna show my movie. Bart: You made a movie ? Barney: I made a movie? I wonder why there was a picture of me on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Earlier this year, a documentary film challenge was issued internationally. The goal was to make a movie about one of this year’s…