Where is the centre of the Universe?

Where is the Centre of the Universe?

Would finding the centre of the Universe help us understand our place in the Cosmos?  In a previous article, I talked about the problem of trying to measure speeds in space.  Because there are no fixed positions in the universe, there can be no such thing as an absolute, “real” speed.  Even the ground beneath your feet is attached to a planet hurtling through space!.  The very idea of speed simply means “The distance traveled, divided by the time it took … Continue reading →

Carnival of Space #465

Carnival of Space
Image Credit: Jason Major

After a protracted silence, the Carnival of Space returns, with this installment officially numbered 465.  It’s a bumper crop this week, with more submissions than we’ve seen in a long time so let’s cut the frills and dive straight in to the content: From Planetaria, Mars rovers update: Curiosity turns toward Mount Sharp, Opportunity finishes in Marathon Valley From The Venus Transit, To celebrate Juno arrival to Jupiter here are some interesting facts about this planet From the official blog of … Continue reading →

Carnival of Space #459

Carnival of Space
Image Credit: Jason Major

Welcome to the Carnival of Space, where we bring together the newest and most interesting space news for your weekly consumption.  If you’ve been wondering when last week’s carnival was going to land, well we’re doing something a little different today!  Pam Hoffman from Everyday Spacer and I have worked together for a double-release, meaning that you get not one but two carnivals!  The first you can read here, on this page, and the second is over at Everyday Spacer. … Continue reading →

Johannes Kepler

A 1610 portrait of Johannes Kepler by an unknown artist

If you’ve ever heard of the Kepler Telescope, it should come as no surprise to learn that it’s named after an astronomer. The Kepler Telescope is involved in the search for habitable planets beyond our solar system — but why would it be named after an astronomer who was born in 1571? Johannes Kepler was lucky enough to be taught by some of the greatest astronomers of his time. In return, he discovered three major laws regarding how planets move. … Continue reading →

Carnival of Space #453

Carnival of Space
Image Credit: Jason Major

And here we are again, with another Carnival of Space!  As always, we bring you the past week’s very best writing on space science and astronomy, fresh from The Internet.  Read on to find out what’s new in the Universe!Our first submission comes from last week’s host, Gadi Eidelheit of The Venus Transit. As an astrophotographer, he has been trying for some time to capture a recognizable image of the International Space Station, and finally he’s managed! Then comes Universe … Continue reading →