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Like a Zircon in the Sky

You’ve heard about the diamond stars before, at the very least in Beatles lyrics. Turns out you can’t even trust stars to be real: recent observations have found a star with large amounts of zircon, more commonly known as a … Continue reading

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Orbital Dynamics

I love orbital dynamics. The math & physics is beautiful, complex, and precise. I loved orbital dynamics when I first studied it as a wee physicist, but research into surficial cracks on Europa caught my heart and never let go. … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Black Hole

There’s a really nice article up on black holes — eloquent, artistic, and accurate. The punchline? Black holes may have an upper limit, where if they get too big (a few billion times the mass of the sun — the … Continue reading

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