Ultima Thule is the first known "contact binary" small body in the solar system.
KM dwarfs are excellent places to search for life. The minute we build starships, we should stuff a few geo-astro-biologists on board and find out more.
... sorting truth from fiction takes mental work and time. Learning will occur.
"Spectroscopy," I might answer. "Huh?" one might reasonably reply.
The universe is all we can observe. I think it's safe to say my corgi is there, somewhere.
Barbier and Morguleff observed the star again the next night. The result changed. The potassium emission lines were gone.
If you get to roll the dice 40 billion times, you're going to score double sixes quite a lot.
For Maria Stone, the wall between art and science is naught. There is no boundary. To let her fingers play a familiar tune is to walk among the stars. I met Maria and her husband James at an open mic event, where Maria played piano. Also true is that I met Maria in Grapevine, Texas…
Johannes Kepler, his quest, his tortures, and his legacy. Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) discovered the true mathematical shapes (the ellipse) and mathematically described the motions of the planets (faster when nearer to the sun). He wrote about the joy of discovery as he realized that no one else in the world knew what he knew, “I…