Browsing Category : Cosmos

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Riviera Maya: Seeing it is Just the Start


My wife and I have been married for about a week, and now we’re kicking back on a beach in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. This vacation has been unlike anything we’ve ever done — mostly because it’s all so … well, turn-key and tourist-ready — far from the off-the-beaten-path adventures we typically seek. The area is dotted with hundreds of resorts,…

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The Ultimate Time Capsule of Our Planet (VIDEO)


It’s the ultimate time capsule of life on Planet Earth — The Voyager 1 spacecraft launched in 1977 and is still zooming through space at 11 miles per second. Inside, it holds a golden record of sounds and images from our planet, intended to communicate with any intelligent lifeforms that may lurk out there.

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Bar Hops and Astronomy


“Up to the twentieth century, “reality” was everything humans could touch, smell, see, and hear. Since the initial publication of the chart of the electromagnetic spectrum … humans have learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear is less than one-millionth of reality.” – Buckminster Fuller Even if you’re looking right at it, most of the universe is…

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Planets Around LA


Of my first 4 days in Los Angeles, my most memorable experience so far has been Saturn, Jupiter and the moon (so not LA at all). Actually, LA gets some credit for this one, since it couldn’t have happened without the Griffith Observatory of Los Angeles. This place’s story starts in 1896, when Colonel Griffith J. Griffith (same first and last…

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