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No rhetorics needed

When the COBE sent us pictures about the background radiation, there immediately was talk about “the face of God”. It made me cringe way back when. Many scientists feel the constant urge to battle everyone…



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A sad robot’s tale

This is a sad story of a small robot all on its own, wandering around, desperately looking for contact. It could well be a tragic SF-story, but it isn’t. In 1997 Mars Pathfinder landed on…


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Hobbits in Space

Everything in the universe comes in formats small, intermediate and large. Even galaxies. Quite recent discoveries are hobbit galaxies.One of them is only 1200 ligthyears across, yet is still producing new young stars. An intriguing…


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Titan for the Holidays

You could decide to go swimming or sailing on Titan. In the recent issue of Science scientists conclude that Saturn’s moon Titan indeed has lakes of liquid methane. Cold at 180 degrees Celcius below zero,…


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A rough start to the Solar System

The Solar System might have had a rougher start than previously thought. From ScienceNOW: According to the prevailing hypothesis, the solar system condensed out of an immense disk of gas and dust about 4.6 billion…