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Comments of the Week #127: from the distance ladder to life on Earth

18 Sep 2016, 18:53 UTC
Comments of the Week #127: from the distance ladder to life on Earth
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“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” -Aristotle Onassis
Welcome back to the end of another big week at Starts With A Bang! There’s been a lot of fantastic stories that have gone down, including:

Can stars escape from the galaxy, with planets intact? (for Ask Ethan),
Fossilized relic discovered by Hubble is a link to the Milky Way’s past (for Mostly Mute Monday),
Is the cosmic distance ladder flawed?,
That’s no comet; that’s Pluto!,
How certain are we of the Universe’s ‘Big Freeze’ fate, and
Was Earth born with life already on it?

For those of you who live in the Pacific Northwest, come see me give an all new public lecture on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 PM at the Winlock Timberland Library! The topic will be “Understanding the Cosmic Abyss,” and it’s going to be awesome!
Screenshot for Library News from the Timberland Regional Library.
I’m 100% set to go to the 229th AAS meeting the first week of this coming January, so you know it’s a certainty I’ll be bringing you all the latest and greatest discoveries at the country’s biggest annual ...

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