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The James Webb Telescope

Introduction The James Webb Space Telescope is a space telescope specifically designed to conduct infrared astronomy. Its high-resolution and high-sensitivity instrumentation allow it to view objects too old, distant, or faint for the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope will find the first galaxies that formed in the early universe and peer through dusty clouds to…

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THE COSMIC HOLOGRAM

For this month’s blog [The Hundredth Edition] I wanted to look at something deep and meaningful to celebrate. Hence the Cosmic Hologram was born. The blog takes a brief [and layman’s] look at the latest thinking on the structure of the universe and mankind’s place within it. I am no expert on matters relating to…

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A VISITOR FROM OUTER SPACE

Oumuamua. What was the large strangely shaped object that recently visited our solar system from outer space? On October 19, 2017, interstellar object, ‘Oumuamua—a Hawaiian term that translates to scout—was discovered by the Pan-STARRS survey. Astronomers first spotted the object as it passed through the inner solar system on a slingshot trajectory around the sun…

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DOES TIME REALLY EXIST?

Introduction Like every human being on Earth, I tend to run my life by the clock. Even if that clock is only a rising or a setting sun. But what is Time? In mathematics, time is usually defined as an ongoing and continuous sequence of events that occur in succession. This means linearly going from…

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