Les trous noirs: quand la réalité dépasse la fiction

Les trous noirs sont sans doute les objets les plus mystérieux de tout l’Univers. Ces objets célestes ont motivé les grandes lignes de la pensée scientifique. En plus, ils ont confondu notre intuition de manière inimaginable. Les trous noirs doivent leur existence à une histoire très riche en activité intellectuelle. Ils représentent, peut-être, le seul […]

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Quelle est la taille de l’univers?

En tant que formes de vie transitoires, nous ne sommes simplement pas équipés pour appréhender les étendues inimaginables de l’espace qui nous entourent. C’est en grande partie à cause des limites de perception qui sont inhérentes à nos systèmes biologiques. Ce que nos sens perçoivent et enregistrent n’est rien d’autre qu’un simple fragment de toutes […]

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Diverse Scales

A deep connection exists between the microscopic world of atoms that holds together small molecules and the features of the macroscopic world around us, typified by complex structures, the likes of which include life, stars, and galaxies. The properties of the universe at large that have allowed biological life to evolve are determined by the […]

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Path of Totality 2017

August 21st 2017, the effulgent glares of the sun are quelled by the shadows of the Moon into a spectacular phenomenon that unites the entire of North America. The sun’s much fainter corona are projected into prominent display and the sky is gradually darkened into an unearthly hue bedecked with bright stars and planets. The […]

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The Prospect of Alien Life

The vast expanses of interstellar space make the notion of contact with intelligent life seem rather bleak. Attempts to detect extraterrestrial civilizations have so far been in vain. The awe that such a possibility might engender and the concerns and fears that it might equally evince have fueled much of traditional thinking about the universe. But, in all […]

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A Brief History of Light

For centuries, the nature of light has been a source of much wonder and study. The fascinating nature of light lends the spectacular vividness to the natural world that our senses perceive. The colour of the sky embellished with bluish and reddish hues, the glittering mosaic of rainbow layers bejeweled with iridescence, and the glamoring […]

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Why Astrology Is Nonsense

Astrology is based on the superstitious belief that the heavens rule our destiny and thus offers people the false consolation that their destinies can be manipulated or altered for personal desire. Many people, up to the present day, still cling to such absurdity that astrology works and newspapers unfortunately do continue to set aside columns for […]

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