Humanistic Paganism

Category: Astronomy


Putting things in perspective

The following is excerpted from “40 maps that explain outer space” by Joseph Stromberg. What it’d look like if other planets replaced the moon “Another way to understand how big the gas giants are is to picture what they’d look like…

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“Turtles all the way up and turtles all the way down”: Introduction to March’s theme — Cosmos, by John Halstead

This month, our theme is the Cosmos. If you have an essay about astronomy or the stars, participle physics or quantum mechanics, or anything with huge numbers or very small ones, send your submissions to humanisticpaganism [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Don’t miss zodiacal light phenomenon starting Saturday night

At about an hour after sunset on Saturday, February 7, and for the next two weeks afterward, keen sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere can hunt down one of the most elusive of astronomical phenomena: zodiacal light. This pyramid-shaped beam of…

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Geminids Meteor Shower peaks tonight, Dec. 13

The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind…

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