What if black holes aren’t black, but grey?…

I’ve never been aware of any call for consideration of theoretical physics in the realm of local government. But it was a topic that I  had a fringe interest in back in my youth, before I realized you have to have a mastery of calculus to actually do anything with it. Likewise, my past dabbling in computer technology marketingContinue reading “What if black holes aren’t black, but grey?…”

Solar prominence: a good reminder of who and where we are

It’s so easy to get mixed up and lost in the political drama of the day that it’s sometimes good to be reminded that we’re not the only people in the world, or for that matter, the only things in the universe. I came across this picture courtesy of Astronomy Picture of the Day. Today’sContinue reading “Solar prominence: a good reminder of who and where we are”

Planetary Society: “Watching the birth and death of moonlets in Saturn’s F ring”

I remember seeing pictures from the Voyager space probes in National Geographic magazine back in the early 1980s, and wondering what could be out there. What did the rings look like close up? Saturn’s innumerable moons, what would it be like to stand on one, or jump on one? I began absorbing as much informationContinue reading “Planetary Society: “Watching the birth and death of moonlets in Saturn’s F ring””