How would we know if there’s intelligent life on the planet?

 This answer is re-quoted with my permission (from my own website). Take it as a rather interesting answer to your interesting question! Breaking news. Astrophysicists have discovered a new planet within the “Goldilocks” region orbiting a yellow dwarf star and believe it is teaming with life, thus putting to rest the age-old question: “Is there life on other... Continue Reading →

Why don’t we see the hidden face of the moon? Is this because the moon rotation is perfectly synchronized with Earth?

You are correct. The moon is synchronized with Earth, although not perfectly. There is a wobble which I’ll show you below. The “face on the moon” means that some people see what looks like a face on the side of the moon we can see. It’s not on the far side, but the side we... Continue Reading →

Near-Earth Asteroid Flyby

Asteroid 2017 FE1 was first observed by Mt. Lemmon Survey on 2017-03-18 It will fly by Earth harmlessly on 2017-06-16 at 22:16 UTC at 39.9 times the distance to the Moon, at a speed (relative to the Earth) of 10.6 km/s. It is estimated to be 164 - 518 meters in size. #space#science#Astronomy#astrophysics#asteroids#NEO near Earth... Continue Reading →

Solution to Joe Drops the Ball

In two previous blog posts about Newton's Cannon and Joe Drops the Ball I posed the question: If falling objects go faster and faster, why don’t orbiting objects fall out of orbit and crash to the ground? The question is legitimate and also has a perfectly legitimate explanation. The rate of a falling object is... Continue Reading →

Venus, Mars and Uranus

If you look outside just after sundown, you will see tonight a very bright star towards the east. That's not really a star. That's Venus! Venus is called our sister planet because it is very near the size of Earth and is on the inside edge of the Goldilocks zone. Scientists believe that if life... Continue Reading →

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