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  • Is there something explicitly limiting the speed of light?

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    If I’m travelling at 50mph and throw something forwards at 50mph then you can add the 2 speeds to see that the object is going at 100mph. However, light does not behave that way. The light that leaves me when I’m stationary goes the same speed as when I’m moving. Imagine a head-on collision seen […]
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  • The geometry of space-time

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    We have determined how to translate coordinates between two observers in relative motion, and this tells us that the speed of light is a) finite, and b) the same for every observer, regardless of their relative motion. It has nothing to do with that. I am talking about the effect happening before the thing that […]
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  • Accepting E=m*c^2

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    I am hardly afraid to touch black holes; I don’t feel any more time should be wasted on them than already has been. That “artillery officer” you mention is none other than Pierre-Simon Laplace; in fact, he was simply an examiner at the (French) Royal Artillery Corps, appointed because of his prior academic achievements. He […]
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Dark Matter 23%
Nonluminous Matter 3.6%
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  • NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap October 30, 2014
    The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket. The post NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap appeared first on Astrobiology Magazine.
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  • Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System October 30, 2014
    Scientists have detected a streamer of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. The post Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System appeared first on Astrobiology Magazine.
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  • Planetary Atmospheres a Key to Assessing Possibilities for Life October 30, 2014
    Understanding how permanent an atmosphere is, where it came from and most importantly, what it is made of are important factors in habitability. The post Planetary Atmospheres a Key to Assessing Possibilities for Life appeared first on Astrobiology Magazine.
    Elizabeth Howell
  • A low-density planet that won’t stick to a schedule October 29, 2014
    For their latest discovery, Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunter program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem. The post A low-density planet that won’t stick to a schedule appeared first on Astrobiology Magazine.
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  • ChemCam Sheds new Light on Yellowknife Bay October 29, 2014
    New results from the Curiosity rover support theories that non-acidic water persisted in the Yellowknife Bay region on Mars. The post ChemCam Sheds new Light on Yellowknife Bay appeared first on Astrobiology Magazine.
    Aaron L. Gronstal
  • Past Climate Change Was Caused by the Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere October 28, 2014
    A new study shows that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth’s climate. The post Past Climate Change Was Caused by the Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere appeared first on Astrobiology Magazine.
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