Category Archives: Science

Space is big, redux

If you’ll recall my 2012 post Space is big, in which I pointed out that the speed of light is actually quite slow and that galactic exploration requires speeds orders of magnitude faster than those claimed in shows like Star Trek, this video may help visualize the fact. It gives a photon’s-eye-view of a ride […]

Space is big

“Really big,” quoth Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.” Well, read between the lines of this, and you really get a sense of just how big the galaxy is, […]