Faces of history

Death masks have always fascinated me. I am not a morbid person by any means; but death masks allow you to look at an individual, as they were hundreds of years ago. To me that is crazy; seeing what these people actually looked like and how different some of them are from their paintings. Below […]

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Supermoon Sunday

A supermoon is simply this: a full moon when it is the closest the moon will get to Earth throughout its orbit, and sits just on the horizon. It appears to be larger than normal because of this illusion. However, it is not. But, it is still an amazing sight to see. This year the […]

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Neutron star density

Imagine something having the mass of our sun, multiplied by about 1.5, and only 20 miles in diameter. That is a Neutron star. Something so incredibly dense that a teaspoon size sample of it could weigh 100 million tons; Mount Everest sitting on a teaspoon. I have even heard estimations, from well respected institutions, that […]

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Are we alone?

To think we are the only intelligent life form in the entire universe, to me, is to think that everyone living right now, on Earth, will win the lottery once in their life time; the odds are so fantastically against us being the only intelligence floating around in the cosmos. I’ll tell you why… For […]

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DNA may solve the Zodiac Killer case once and for all

The Zodiac killer has eluded detectives for more than 50 years. The Zodiac began his reign of terror in the 60’s and then abruptly stopped in the 70’s. Is he dead? Or is he alive? Who knows! But we may be one step closer to finding out, as DNA technology may help us. The Zodiac […]

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Our galaxy in perspective

We live in the Milky Way galaxy; a spiral galaxy. Our solar system resides roughly 25,000 light years from the massive black hole at the center of it all. The Milky Way is about 12 billion years old, and is 100,000 light years in diameter. Our very own star, the Sun, is only one of […]

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‘Oh what a Knight’

  William Marshal; not frequently spoke of when discussing medieval history. Most, I would bet, have never heard of him. However, he is regarded by some as the “greatest knight.” We know of King Edward 1, Richard 1, King John of England, Charlemagne, etc. etc., but not William Marshal. If you are unfamiliar, I implore […]

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