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Comments of the Week #161: From the Big Crunch to cracking the Standard Model

21 May 2017, 19:27 UTC
Comments of the Week #161: From the Big Crunch to cracking the Standard Model
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“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt
It’s been an incredible week here at Starts With A Bang! We’ve covered everything from the night sky’s newest supernova to the possible fates of the Universe to what might be our window into the next unexplored mysteries of physics. Moreover, I’ll be giving a public talk in Seattle this Wednesday, May 24th, for Astronomy On Tap, at Peddler Brewing Company! Join me if you can, and I promise you’ll be left with plenty to wonder about! With that out of the way, here’s what we’ve covered this past week:

Can the Universe still end in a Big Crunch? (for Ask Ethan),
After 50 years of missions, we’re finally ready to know: is there life on Mars? (for Mostly Mute Monday),
The odds of your unlikely existence were not infinitely small,
Closest supernova in years brings cosmic fireworks to Earth’s skies,
NASA’s idea for a space station in lunar orbit takes humanity nowhere, and
Nuclear physics might hold the key to cracking open the Standard Model.

After a lengthy series of exchanges, I’ve decided to ...

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