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Einstein: Special Relativity

Albert Einstein’s name literally sends shivers down my spine. This is the man who discovered physics as we know it. This is the man who filled in the gaps where even Newton’s laws of motion went wrong and expanded our … Continue reading

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Newton and Gravity

So, the moon stays in orbit around the Earth, right? Yeah, I thought so. But why? The moon’s orbit is not a straight line, which means it’s accelerated motion (using the physics definition, which is absolutely any change in speed or … Continue reading

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Tycho Brahe, the Observer

It is surprisingly difficult to find a flattering image of Tycho Brahe. Honestly. Do me a favor and do a Google image search for the guy. It’ll come up with all sorts of disfigured images, mostly because his nose got … Continue reading

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The Elusive Light Year

Hey everyone! Before you read this post, I just want to take a moment to make you aware of a couple things. First, this is one of my oldest posts and I’m backdating it so it stays that way, but … Continue reading

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Where Are We?

In the 4th century B. C. E. (Before Common Era), scientists believed the Earth was the center of the universe. Before that, they were convinced the Earth was flat. Now, if anyone so much as mentions that the Earth is … Continue reading

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