Thirteen Facts About Space Junk

(#45) You think space is empty? Well, it was before we started leaving junk up there. Image courtesy NASA via NatGeo. Debris comprised of thousands of nuts and bolts, defunct satellites, space probes, lost gloves, hatches, and paint fragments now orbit our planet. In 2000, NASA counted 8,927 man-made objects floating around the Big Blue […]

Thirteen Facts About Nuclear Fusion

(#44) Left, from Wikipedia, this photo is an “[I]nternal view of the JET tokamak superimposed with an image of a plasma taken with a visible spectrum video camera.” (1) Stars are hot stuff. Nuclear fusion occurs naturally in stars and happens when like-charged atomic nuclei join together to form a heavier nuclei. (2) He’s not […]

Thirteen Fun Science Terms

(#43) Scientific research uncovers new facets of our world every day. Scientists have to name these discoveries and some of the ideas they come up with I find to be very amusing (especially physics). Below are thirteen of my favorite funny science terms. Any of these would make excellent geek band names. 1. Nanoputians or […]

Thirteen Facts About Black Holes

(#42) 1. A black hole is a region of space where the gravitational field is so powerful that nothing, not even light, can escape its “event horizon.” This ability to trap even light gave the phenomenon its name. I’m guessing the pull of a black hole is stronger than my desire for chocolate. Just a […]