Daily Archives: February 21, 2009

Billions of Earths?

So Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Dr Alan Boss has recently caused quite a stir by suggesting that there could be billions of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way alone. As author of The Crowded Universe, Boss’s thoughts on the prevalence … Continue reading

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A lunar solar eclipse!

The Japanese Kaguya probe just keeps capturing beautiful images. And because I remember talking to someone about this a few months ago — this image is the first ever picture of the Earth eclipsing the Sun. Stunning. Simply stunning. Give … Continue reading

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Coffee power!

Now it’s no secret that I drink a lot of coffee. I mean a lot of coffee. I don’t even want to think how many kilos of used coffee grounds I’ve thrown into the bin or flushed down the drain … Continue reading

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