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Comments of the Week #151: from lost information to the atmosphere of Mars

5 Mar 2017, 19:36 UTC
Comments of the Week #151: from lost information to the atmosphere of Mars
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“A theory is a supposition which we hope to be true, a hypothesis is a supposition which we expect to be useful; fictions belong to the realm of art; if made to intrude elsewhere, they become either make-believes or mistakes.” -G. Johnstone Stoney
It’s been another exciting week here at Starts With A Bang! This coming Thursday, I’ll be speaking at Jacksonville University in Florida; if you’re around that area come and say hello! Before we get any further, I’m pleased to announce that thanks to two very generous new Patreon donations from Ryan Schultz and Samir Kumar (shout-out!), we’ve now hit the next rewards tier on my Patreon campaign, meaning that we’ll be commissioning the creation of the most scientifically accurate, beautifully illustrated history-of-the-Universe poster of all-time! Come be a part of our Patreon if you’re not already, and get in on the rewards!
We’ve also, as always, had a slew of fantastic articles come out this past week. If you’ve missed anything, check them all out below, including:

Does dark energy mean we’re losing information about the Universe? (for Ask Ethan),
The nearest supernova of our lifetimes turns 30, and still shines (for Mostly Mute Monday),
Recent Claims ...

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