If the cosmos aren’t your thing, feel free to delete this blog/email now. Better yet, go check out the Super Moon tonight.
If you’re still ‘wondering what they (the stars) are‘, and I hope you are, please take some time to read or listen the links below this week.
A First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos. By Tim Ferris
Written by Tim Ferris, this gives incredible insight into what scientist are finding out about the expanding Universe and dark matter as well as dark energy. Thank you Tim! http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/hidden-cosmos/ferris-text
Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God. On Being with Krista Tippett
Did you know The Vatican has an observatory? Yes, even the Pope is wondering where we are, what’s around us, and how the Universe is expanding. Listen to this conversation from On Being with Krista Tippett as she discusses the stars and the love of God with Brother Guy Consolmagno (Director of the Vatican Observatory) and Father George Coyne (Former Director of the Vatican Observatory). Where else can you find priests with asteroids named after them? https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-consolmagno-george-coyne/id150892556?i=353138415&mt=2
Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests ‘Spooky Action’ Is Real. New York Times
Things get really weird and really awesome at the subatomic and quantum level. This article in the New York Times shows how scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported that they had conducted an experiment that confirms one of the more mysterious claims of quantum theory — that objects separated by great distance can instantaneously affect each other’s behavior. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/science/quantum-theory-experiment-said-to-prove-spooky-interactions.html?_r=1
In the end, it’s music up there.
Look up and listen close.