• 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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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    March 1, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Last night I watched Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s classic on Blue Ray. Although I watched it many years ago it was still quite a novel experience. This time around I was much more interested in the creative and realistic ways they addressed environmental issues such as low-g/zero-g and the use of music combined…

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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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  • Saturn comes back around…

    February 18, 2010 Jake DiMare

    Here’s a picture from Cassini as it crosses the plane of Saturn’s ring. Click the image for more information and to see a larger version. Breathtaking…

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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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