• Content Done Right…

    November 11, 2014 Jake DiMare

    If you are a total space nerd like me then this is undoubtedly an exciting day for you as well. I’m not going to spend a lot of time sharing the story of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission because, well, the point of my post is they are doing a great job of it themselves.…

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  • 92,955,807.273 Miles

    October 17, 2013 Jake DiMare

    Walking across the Summer Street bridge that spans Fort Point Channel this morning I noticed sunlight glaring off the water and thought to myself, hmmm…That’s strange. The sun is on the other side of all those buildings in front of me…Now just rising above the horizon over the Atlantic. Then I realized the glare I…

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  • We're alive!

    December 21, 2012 Jake DiMare

    Now that another doomsday prophecy has been debunked we can focus on the true importance of December 21. Happy Winter Solstice day! Winter solstice is officially the first day of winter and occurs when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. Tonight will be the longest night of the year. Most…

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  • Right sizing…

    April 23, 2012 Jake DiMare

    I love anything that helps me see how insignificant we are in the Universe… Copyright 2012. Magnifying the Universe by Number Sleuth.

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  • Anyway you slice it…The Universe is wicked big…

    March 24, 2010 Jake DiMare

    A few weeks back I wrote a slightly misguided article on the dimensions of the Universe. I sent my questions on this topic to one of the world’s preeminent astrophysicists, Dr. Neil Tyson deGrasse, and he actually got back to me. He then referred me to a colleague named Prof. Tim Paglione, Ph.D who was…

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  • I want to go to college…

    March 11, 2010 Jake DiMare

    It is starting to feel more and more real to me. The fact I was a bad student and didn’t go to college is in the past and I am certainly OK with it. It has never really held me back in terms of my career and I firmly believe there is something to be…

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  • Trip on this…

    February 19, 2010 Jake DiMare

    I fell asleep the other night mulling something about the universe over in my mind and I need more input. Perhaps by sharing some reader will either be an astrophysicist or know one who can explain. I already tried asking Neil deGrasse Tyson on Facebook (no kidding) but he’s yet to get back to me. Everything…

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  • On insignificance…

    January 27, 2010 Jake DiMare

    I once heard Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson refer to humans as a speck on a speck on a speck on a speck. Intellectually, I felt like I understood what he meant but, it is still hard to internalize the actual scale of distances in space. This video helps a little: This probably seems weird but…

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