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Going to the Stars, Riding on a Beam of Light!

During his years working in the Swiss Patent Office, Albert Einstein often imagined what it would be like to ride on beam of light. This thought experiment would come to play a key role in the development of his Special Theory of Relativity, one of the four great works produced during his 1905 Annus Mirabilis. 1,430 more words

Astronomy

Count Down

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take my six hours, we’ll call it a day

I’d like to leap a different way

a quarter to keep for myself

a fraction of time that is mine… 439 more words

Poems

प्रकाश विज्ञान भाग 1

-BY VIRAJGIRI
आज हम बात करते है प्रकाश के बारे में,

हाँ वही प्रकाश जो सुरज से आता है। धरती को रोशन करता है। अँधेरे को मीटाता है। वही प्रकाश जो सबके लीए एक जीवन है। वही प्रकाश जीससे वनस्पति आहार बनाती।जीससे हम अपने हर दीन की शुरुआत भी करते है । 70 more words

LIGHTSPEED, COSMIC SPEEDLIMITS, AND (FINALLY!) LOOKING INTO THE PAST (Part 2)

In one of my previous posts , I explained what a light-year was and how the speed of light remains constant in a vacuum (a.k.a. space). 435 more words

Astro2110

"Acceleration"

in three days
I was single
engaged
then married

no brakes needed

Poetry

Lightspeed, Cosmic speedlimits, and Looking into the Past (Part 1)

In my last post, I made it a point to say that I would try to keep my blog interesting.

In light of that decision (I didn’t even notice this pun until I already had this entire post typed up, so this one’s not on me), and because the winter makes me long for the sun, I decided to make a two-part post on all things light-related. 424 more words

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