Our planet Earth – The speck of dust in the vastness of space

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9 April 2019

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Our planet Earth – The speck of dust in the vastness of space

The great Carl Sagan shared these profound words in his book Pale Blue Dot. They were inspired by an image taken, by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on February 14, 1990. As the spacecraft flew off billion of miles left our tiny little planetary neighborhood – which we are most familiar with – for the far […]

11 February 2019

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How resilient is life?

Introduction: It is commonly thought that life on Earth evolved because the Earth is in the Goldilocks Zone of the Sun and thereby created moderate and nurturing conditions for life to evolve. This thought may be true for regular organisms like mammals and plants, but there are some life forms that can survive or even […]

4 February 2019

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How big is this universe?

Introduction and important events: How big is this universe? This is the question that mankind has been pondering upon since the dawn of the 6th century A.D. Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, geographer and astrologer who first attempted to answer that question. According to Ptolemy, the Earth was at the center of the […]