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Neil deGrasse Tyson Origins Review by Astronimate

By astronimate / last month

Neil deGrasse Tyson Origins Review by Astronimate Synopsis Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and astronomy writer Donald Goldsmith tackle the king of all subjects: our universe. Similar to most cosmology reads, Tyson and Goldsmith set out on a voyage, exploring our universe’s past, present and future. You encounter seemingly […]

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Brian Greene – The Fabric of the Cosmos Review by Astronimate

By astronimate / a couple of months ago

Brian Greene – The Fabric of the Cosmos Review by Astronimate Synopsis Brian Greene’s The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality guides the reader through some of science’s most ambitious and complex topics. Brian Greene seeks answers to the questions we all ask. What is space? Is time real? What’s […]

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Alan Lightman “Accidental Universe” Review by Astronimate

By astronimate / a few months ago

Alan Lightman “Accidental Universe” Review by Astronimate Synopsis The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew is similar to many astrophysics and cosmology book, exploring the universe’s evolution. Yet, Lightman peers into the universe from such unique and fascinating vantage points. From spirituality to symmetry to size, you explore the unfathomable, massive, and even shocking […]

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Milky Way Distances Explained: A Voyage Through Our Home Galaxy

By astronimate / a few months ago

Milky Way Distances Explained: A Voyage Through Our Home Galaxy Indeed, our universe is truly gigantic. But, even small parts of our universe are still absolutely vast. In fact, even our home galaxy proves truly mind-boggling when it comes to distance. So, just how vast is our native galaxy? Astronimate is here to break it […]

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Carl Sagan “Billions and Billions” Review by Astronimate

By astronimate / a few months ago

Carl Sagan “Billions and Billions” Review by Astronimate Synopsis Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium, was the final book of Sagan’s sensational career and life. In light of this, and the soon-to-be new millennium, he broaches some of the most enigmatic and sensitive questions regarding our universe. In […]

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Christophe Galfard The Universe in Your Hand Review by Astronimate

By astronimate / a few months ago

Christophe Galfard The Universe in Your Hand Review by Astronimate Synopsis The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time and Beyond, attempts precisely what the book’s title states. Through a series of hypothetical situations, readers go on a mental journey of our cosmos through the eyes and mind of an unnamed main character. Beginning with local and […]

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Antimatter in the Milky Way: Searching for the Source of Gamma Rays

By astronimate / a few months ago

Antimatter in the Milky Way: Searching for the Source of Gamma Rays Since the infancy of our 13.8-billion-year-old universe, matter has had its counterpart, antimatter. Identical in every single way to ordinary matter (protons, electrons, etc.), only with an opposite charge. Yet, while our familiar normal matter drastically dominates the universe, antimatter still exists, even […]

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Event Horizon Telescope to Capture First Ever Picture of a Black Hole

By astronimate / a few months ago

Event Horizon Telescope to Capture First Ever Picture of a Black Hole Prepare to see a photo of the truly unknown. The Earth-sized Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) will provide mankind’s first ever chance of capturing an actual photo of a black hole this month. What is the Event Horizon Telescope? Actually, the Event Horizon Telescope […]

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5 Reasons to Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Get Out of the City

By astronimate / a few months ago

5 Reasons to Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Get Out of the City Especially during summers, I am rarely found in city limits. In fact, being disconnected, or “off the grid,” if you wish, is among my favorite pastimes. But, as I stood in pure darkness during Saturday’s final hours, admiring the Milky Way jutting […]

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