Gravitational Waves Discovered!

DNews breaks down one of the latest and biggest discoveries in physics. Seriously though, this is amazing. The folks running the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) have pulled off something that Einstein could only predict in his lifetime. Now that gravitational waves have been proven to exist, we’re one more important piece closer to solving – or at least comprehending – the vast puzzle that is the universe. If there’s ever going to be a 21st century game-changer for astronomy, this is it.

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The Biggest Stars In The Galaxy

SciShow Space explains why our sun isn’t so hot after all.

The Structure Of The Earth

Want to know a little more about what’s beneath your feet? It’s Okay To Be Smart has you covered.

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If The Moon Were Only One Pixel…

When you think of a map of our solar system, what do you imagine? A set of planets neatly orbiting the sun in tight circles, perhaps? While visually appealing, such maps are inaccurate; there is so much empty space between planets, you’d need a much bigger – and duller – map to correctly display the size. Josh Worth has taken these mind-boggling stats and brought them down to a more manageable scale: pixels. If the moon were the size of a single pixel in your browser, how big would a page containing the solar system be?

Hint: You’re going to do a lot of scrolling.

Red In The Sun

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Red In The Sun

My neighbor offered to give me a planter from his garden. I said yes, thinking it was going to be one of those small ones that could fit in a windowsill. I ended up hauling a five-gallon behemoth across the street! This beauty was definitely worth the effort, though.