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Saturn Cassini

The Huygens Probe was named after Christiaan Huygens, a Dutch astronomer who in 1655 discovered Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. The probe was designed by the European Space Agency (ESA), to perform an in-depth study of the clouds, atmosphere, and surface of Titan.

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Astronomers

Spacecraft Orbit - Cassini Saturn

Cassini–Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft sent to the planet Saturn. It is a flagship-class NASA–ESA–ASI robotic spacecraft sent to the Saturn system. It has studied the planet and its many natural satellites since arriving there on June 30, 2004, also observing Jupiter and the heliosphere, and testing the theory of relativity. 67 more words

Solar System

Eternity IS!

“Experimental evidence doesn’t actually rule out the possibility that there may indeed be a time before the beginning — a previous age of the universe that ended when space collapsed in on itself” … so physics might actually be on the threshold of proving that  the universe is eternal and didn’t “begin” after all.

Age Of The Universe

The Age of the Universe

Referring back to our ongoing conversation on the bible and my problems with it, I’ll respond to the objections on the rational problems I have with a literalist interpretation of, in this case, Genesis 1-3. 1,312 more words

Religion

The Quest for Cosmic Inflation

2014 is the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Discovered accidentally in 1964 by two scientists from Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, who initially thought that the interference was caused by pigeon droppings on their antenna, CMB is a faint glow that permeates the entire universe, dating back to just 380,000 years after the Big Bang. 12,685 more words

Age Of The Universe

Never

I would scream, but to what effect?  I would paint pictures, were I an artist, but who would appraise the paintings correctly?   So I paint with words, but who understands? 245 more words

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