Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tides and Our Moon’s Origin

Scientists have been wondering how our moon formed, and why its orbit isn’t over Earth’s equator. It looks like our moon formed after something about the size of Mars hit Earth, roughly 4,500,000,000 years back. But the giant-impact hypothesis didn’t … Continue reading

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Sin, Awareness, Repentance

Today’s reading from the Gospels, Matthew 3:1–12, doesn’t seem particularly Christmassy. Not in the ‘presents wrapped under the tree’ sense. “1 2 In those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea. “(and) saying, ‘Repent, 3 for … Continue reading

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KIC 8462852 and Strange Stars

KIC 8462852, Tabby’s Star, has been in the news recently. Scientists are pretty sure that something very large orbits the star, but haven’t worked out what it is. A few scientists, looking at the data, say that it’s probably a … Continue reading

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