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Comments of the Week #176: From making heavy elements to why the sky is blue

10 Sep 2017, 15:40 UTC
Comments of the Week #176: From making heavy elements to why the sky is blue
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“In the media age, everybody was famous for 15 minutes. In the Wikipedia age, everybody can be an expert in five minutes. Special bonus: You can edit your own entry to make yourself seem even smarter.” ―Stephen Colbert
It’s been another fun-and-fact-filled week here at Starts With A Bang! (And did you know I have a wikipedia page? I do! And most of the facts there are even correct!) I’m planning out the next edition of the Starts With A Bang podcast, which should cover the science that the James Webb Space Telescope will reveal starting in just over a year; yes, we’re just 13 months from launch! We’re also looking into starting a video series, with the financial (and idea-filled) help of our generous Patreon supporters, as well as some exciting interviews coming up in advance of the October 15th release of Treknology, which should take the world by storm! Now, let’s have a look back at all our article from this past week:

Can normal stars make heavier (and less stable) elements than iron? (for Ask Ethan),
Five reasons why the signals from Stephen Hawking’s Breakthrough Initiative aren’t aliens (for Mostly Mute Monday),
The Sun’s Energy Doesn’t Come ...

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