Tag: Astrophysics

Pluto’s Apparent Planethood
March 4, 2017 • no comments • 383 views

New stories about the former planet Pluto popped up in my news feed again this week. It has now been over a decade since the definition of what qualifies as a planet was voted over, but this is still a controversial issue to many. I too got a special place in my heart for Pluto, but should what astronomers classify it matter to me?

The Most Astounding Fact …
March 23, 2012 • no comments • 386 views

Sorry, been away for a few days. Well, not me, my computers. They have been reinstalled and have been offline for about a week. So for a quick repost from my now overfilled RSS feed here’s an awesome video. One of my favourite scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson, was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, […]