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Comments of the Week #159: From seeing Mercury to the stars going dark

7 May 2017, 17:36 UTC
Comments of the Week #159: From seeing Mercury to the stars going dark
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“It all had a beginning in the original cosmic explosion, whatever that was, and it’ll all have an end when all the stars run down.” -Isaac Asimov, The Last Question
Each week brings new challenges, new questions, new topics and new things to think about here at Starts With A Bang! For those of you looking for something awesome to do later this month, come to Seattle, Washington’s May 24th event: Astronomy On Tap, at Peddler Brewing Company, where I’ll be speaking! Beyond that, I just received my first look at the layout of the inside of my upcoming book, Treknology, and it’s going to be amazing; I’m super proud of what we’re putting together. Can’t wait to show it to you all! In the meantime, here’s what we’ve covered in this past week:

Why can’t I see Mercury without a telescope? (for Ask Ethan),
What’s the largest galaxy in the Universe? (for Mostly Mute Monday),
There’s no science behind denying climate change,
There is sound in space, thanks to gravitational waves,
No, mysterious signals from space are not dark matter, and
When will the first star go dark?

So with all of that amazing science, what did you find ...

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