. In this article I will try to give you an idea about the process which revealed one of the most astonishing features of our Universe. It showed that the expansion rate of the Universe is accelerating. Back in time it was thought that the expansion rate slows down by the presence of mass and […]Read more "Accelerating expansion. How do we know this is true?"
This essay was one of my assignments in Imaging Other earths course on Coursera.org and is based on the science learned thoughout this course. HYPATIAOur imaginary planet is called Hypatia  and is orbiting a K- type star . K-stars or orange dwarfs are smaller and dimmer than the Sun and more abundant in […]Read more "An imaginary planet"
Religion and science: Do they obstruct each other, and are they truly incompatible? Religion and science both seek to give explanations of different aspects of the world; science, concentrates on the physical, observable, and verifiable, usually through hypotheses and experiments; religion, is based largely on belief and faith. Religion pre-dates recorded history, and perhaps goes […]Read more "Religion and science: Do they obstruct each other, and are they truly incompatible?"
Contrary to what the name Dark Energy may suggest, it is not associated with dark mystical force possessed by some Dark Lord. It is not as deadly as Malekith’s Aether which means it doesn’t want to destroy the galaxies, its just making the communication between the galaxies harder by pulling them apart. Then the question […]Read more "Vacuum Energy as a candidate for Dark Energy"
The following poem was created as an entry for the Trinidad and Tobago Astronomical Society’s Art and Poetry Competition 2013, and is intended to give a seasonal (four-month) tour of the Universe from my backyard. All observations were made from latitude 10 degrees North of the equator. The formatted submission, in its original form can […]Read more "The Universe in My Backyard"
A few months back I got into a discussion about the possibility of finding our Sun’s long lost siblings. What a family reunion that would be! But let’s back up a bit first and look at the basics of the story. Our Sun and it’s planets formed in a vast cloud of gas and dust some […]Read more "Family reunion?"
First of all, I want to thank Aleksei Klimkin for posting such great material for our blog recently. Thank you, Aleksei! You are indeed a valuable part of our very own astronomical society! Below I present to you my reflections and my theories concerning dark energy and dark matter (a subject of cosmology, physical cosmology […]Read more "All This Talk, All This Thought"