As transient lifeforms, we are normally not fully equipped to apprehend the unimaginable stretches of space around us. This is largely due to the limits of perception imposed by our own brains. What our senses define and register is nothing but a mere figment of the entire vastness of the universe around us. As time went on […]Read more "How Big Is the Universe?"
Just yesterday, the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting our closest star, Proxima Centauri. Proxima Centauri is located 4.22 light-years away from us and is classed as a red dwarf. So, despite its relative proximity, Proxima Centauri glows very dimly and is quite undersized, at 1.5 times the size of Jupiter. […]Read more "Exoplanet Discovery!"
This is Van Gogh’s Starry Nights – A magical painting alive with dazzling stars, moons, and nebulae. So magnificent and overwhelming that they render the houses insignificant and inconspicuous. A wonderful piece of work that presents us with a distorted view of the landscape so as to choose the sky as the most dominant area […]Read more "The Starry Night"
In science, there has always been a gap between curiosity-driven exploratory scientific research and applied targeted research (seen as having more “real-world potential”). But, in my opinion, it is important to note that curiosity-driven science and exploration, notwithstanding the lack of immediate discernible benefits, has always been the engine for all progress in science and […]Read more "The Importance of Curiosity Driven Science"