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LIGO/Virgo: Another First

Another gravitational wave observation gave scientists the best evidence yet about one aspect of merging stars. On August 17, 2017, folks with the LIGO/Virgo collaboration observed three clusters of gravitational waves. This time astronomers found an infrared, visible, and X-ray … Continue reading

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Finding New Worlds

We could detect oxygen in Proxima Centauri b’s atmosphere. It’s a biosignature, but not proof of life. Some extrasolar planets are like Earth, almost. Many are unlike anything in the Solar System. I’ll be looking at recently-discovered worlds; some almost … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Waves: New Views

Einstein’s theories gave scientists good reasons for thinking gravitational waves exist. A century later, instruments detected the elusive radiation. Three American scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics for work that led to the discovery. Observatories in America and … Continue reading

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Planet 9, Maybe; Nibiru, No

The world didn’t end last Saturday. That’s nothing new, and neither is another fizzled End Times prediction. I’ll be talking about how a current End Times prediction affected someone whose name is the same as the wannabe prophet’s; but is … Continue reading

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