Sizes of Earth and the Sun

  We always hear of “astronomically large numbers,” but who can really wrap their brains around these concepts? Curious people wonder how do scientists arrive at such numbers…. Finding the distance to Venus is easy. Anyone can visually measure Venus’ maximum elongation. If you then draw a right triangle and crunch a couple numbers on a calculator, you can quickly… Continue reading

Friday the 13th???

  “Friday the 13th” is an old superstition that needs to pass. Instead of fearing “bad luck” on this day, and attributing every stubbed toe to some mystical influence, we should instead: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” –… Continue reading

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