Vulcan, The planet that was never found

On a French winter day in December of 1959, he left everything behind rushing to Orgères, after receiving the news that someone had finally found what he worked effortlessly searching for, Vulcan, the long sought for planet he theorized to describe the perihelion motion of Mercury. Urbain Le Verrier was one of the most skilled…

Versatile Blogger Award

Here are the rules for this award: Thank the person who nominated you. Link to the blog of the person who nominated you. State 7 facts about yourself. Nominate other bloggers who bring joy into your daily life. I would like to thank this wonderful life learner blogger who nominated me for this award. Unfortunately…

Black holes on the Russian Front

A short story of a scientist soldier Honored Mr. Einstein, In order to be able to verify your gravitational theory, I have brought myself nearer to your work on the perihelion of Mercury, and occupied myself with the problem solved with the First Approximation. Thereby, I found myself in a state of great confusion. But…

Birthdays & Relativity

Hasn’t it made you wonder once why we even celebrate birthdays ? I’m not trying to be a pessimistic party pooper here, but seriously, it all started somewhere when we created calendars and started noting down “Birth” days, a day when we were born. But for the thousands of years before that, calendars never even…

The Unattainability of Contentment.

In the quest of finding a purpose of being, we encounter so many hardships that make this process of being unbearable, if not non existent at all. How many brilliant minds have this world given to us, only to have them living in times of war, and soon end up with a cross above their…

The M87 blackhole and why it is not a discovery.

A Human Collaboration Collaborating from all over the world, several telescopes working altogether, from the United States and Germany to China and Japan, this is indeed a human collaboration, a scientific community coming together, driven by their curiosity and knowledge to uncover the true form of a black hole, and a true form they obtained,…

Dark Matter vs Mond, a tug of war.

Title: Absence of a fundamental acceleration scale in galaxies Authors: Davi C. Rodrigues, Valerio Marra, Antonino del Popolo, and Zahra Davari First Author’s institution: Federal University of Espírito Santo Status: Published in Nature; closed access A very brief history of Gravity When Vera Rubin made her discovery on galaxy rotations back in the 70’s, she knew she was onto something that…

The Old Man of Prague

Walking across the old city of Prague, you cannot but see the old castle lying there from a distance on a top of a hill, with its peak almost touching the sky, and its green roofing blending with the nature around it, the castle calls you and you start walking towards it, taking every step…

The Sound of Bells – Part I

A link between Happiness and Childhood Memories. Happiness is, as many other psychological human states, an elusive concept. A simple dictionary search tells you that happiness is a state of pleasure or contentment, and if you search up contentment, it tells you it is a state of happiness, that isn’t really helpful. A definition of…

LIGO’s Real Challenge.

arXiv Title: The Sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO Detectors at the Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy. Whether you’ve heard about the binary neutron star merger that was discovered last year or not, a new era of astronomy has opened, the multi-messenger astronomy, after scientists at LIGO and VIRGO have been able to detect both gravitational…