50 Epic Space Images

A list created by: Lee Sonogan These are real images from space taken from various telecopes and composite images. What is a composite image? Hundreds of images put together into one image. The cover image to the post is not. Most of these images came from the Hubble Space Telescope. Looking at these images you…

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Carl Sagan quotes

A list created by: Lee Sonogan An old astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science communicator and much more with a lot to say. He is best known for Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Contract, and Pale Blue Dot. He died in the year of 1996 at the age of 62. Influencing many he highly influenced Neil deGrasse…

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What is a White Dwarf?

An article written by: Lee Sonogan “The universe today is 13.8 billion years old. By 22 billion years, the Sun will have finished its main-sequence lifetime and will have become a white dwarf. The Andromeda galaxy will have crashed into the Milky Way.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson, Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour A…

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What is a quasar?

An article written by: Lee Sonogan Space stuff is awesome. A quasar is an active galactic nucleus of very high luminosity. They shine so brightly that eclipse the ancient planets that contain them, quasars are distant objects powered by black holes a billion times as massive as our sun. Quasars are the brightest known object in…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson quotes

A list created by: Lee Sonogan I saw this guy live. He is very smart and charismatic on stage. “The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than…

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Death by black hole and other cosmic quandaries, a book review

A book review by: Lee Sonogan (2007) Essays/Space, astrophysics, physics A book by Neil Degrasse Tyson. The book is a New York Times best seller. With more than 40 of Tysons favourite essays, there’s a lot of interesting information in this book. Names of famous people such as Jon Stewart, Seth MacFarlane and Carl Zimmer…

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Neil Degrasse Tyson: A cosmic perspective, a show review

A show review by: Lee Sonogan (2017) Science, Astrophysics, Applied physics Of all the sciences cultivated by mankind, Astronomy is acknowledged to be, and undoubtedly is, the most sublime, the most interesting, and the most useful. For, by knowledge derived from this science, not only the bulk of the Earth is discovered . . .…

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