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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Revisiting Venus

Posted on 29 April 2021 by Chris North

Last September, a team of scientists led by Professor Jane Greaves announced the detection of a rare gas, phosphine, in the atmosphere of Venus. With no plausible explanations of how it could be there, one possibility remaining was that it was being produced by some sort of microbial life floating in the cloud decks of
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Astronomy, Public

Arecibo Stories

Posted on 1 April 2021 by Chris North

Arecibo Stories brings together memories of the Arecibo Telescope from those who used it. The telescope sadly collapsed in December 2020, but part of it will live on through the stories that we tell. This game works best on a computer (not a tablet or mobile device), and may not be compatible with some older
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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Catching a Shooting Star

Posted on 30 March 2021 by Chris North

Where were you on 28th February 2021, just before 10pm? If you were in parts of Wales, or the west of England, you may have seen a bright flash streaking in the sky. This was a fireball – a bright kind of meteorite which is a special sight in its own right. But this was
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Astronomy, Pythagorean Astronomy

Pythagorean Astronomy: Astrobiology and Technosignatures

Posted on 4 March 2021 by Chris North

The idea of life elsewhere is not a new one. Hundreds of years ago it was assumed that there were beings everywhere, before such views were considered heretical, and the determination that places like the Moon were dry airless worlds started to reduce the possible places life could thrive. But even as recently as the
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