Category Archives: Astronomy

Written on Nov, 26, 2017 by in | Leave a comment
THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE, MATTER & SUBATOMIC PARTICLES

Nothing existed forever. Nat “King” Cole set a gold standard for smooth jazz singing with his baritone voice in his “Unforgettable/Unforgettable/that’s what you are … in 1951. All the evidence seems to indicate, that the universe has not existed forever. It had a beginning, about 15 billion years ago. Stephen Hawking, in a lecture in Japan, said “the universe has …

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THE COSMOS AND SPACE AS WE NOW UNDERSTAND THEM

If you wait long enough there’ll be a moment. That’s how we know ancient civilisations, such as Egyptian, Indian and Greek watched the Heavens (skies) everyday and tried to understand certain patterns to guide them in their earthly life. Changing patterns in the sky would tell them when the seasons would change, among other things. “Red sky at night, shepherd’s …

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NEWTON'S GRAVITATIONAL FORCE & EINSTEIN'S SPACETIME

I was born in a family with guns. My father Gulamjat had a single-barrel shot gun. My eldest brother Gokulchandra had Webly & Scott .32 revolver, .22 rifle and 12-bore double barrel shotgun. During my student time, I practiced with them all. During my college holidays, I went to shoot wild pigeons with the .22 rifle at Langol Hill and …

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Written on Nov, 27, 2016 by in | Comments Off on LIVING BEYOND 125 YEARS IS DEAD FUNNY
the sun

It’s hard to escape a sense of diminishing returns as you age. All the same, old age is to be envied.  After a lifetime of hard work and responsibilities it’s time to relax and enjoy life, as I am doing. But I didn’t realise until two nights ago how my face looks so weird and alarming until I met a …

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Written on Dec, 01, 2011 by in | Leave a comment

On the enduring human question, where did we come from, NASA puts it in this way: “Knowing where we come from means understanding how the great chain of events unleashed after the Big Bang culminated in us and in everything we observe today.” “It is the story of our cosmic roots, told in terms of all that precedes us: the …

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Written on Dec, 01, 2011 by in | Comments Off on THE REAL SEARCH FOR LIFE ON MARS BEGINS
Rocks on the surface of Mars. Photo: courtesy NASA Phoenix Lander 2008

On the enduring human question of where did we come from NASA puts it in this way: “Knowing where we come from means understanding how the great chain of events unleashed after the Big Bang culminated in us and in everything we observe today.” “It is the story of our cosmic roots, told in terms of all that precedes us: …

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