December 12, 2017

05.06.11: Attack of the Rogue Planets?

Do dark worlds abound? (Credit: NASA/Artist’s Concept).

They’re out there, Man… I don’t know why, but Sunday morning our thoughts always turn toward ideas of cosmic death and destruction here at ye’ ole Astroguyz HQ… a recent study published in the journal of Nature suggests a startling possibility; that free-floating gas giant planets may be common in our galaxy; more common, in fact, than stars by a ratio of 2:1 in favor of the dark worlds. [Read more...]

21.04.11: Of Alien Flora and Maunder Minimums.

Sol picking up in activity… (Photo by Author).

Some fairly thought provoking science has been coming out of the Royal Astronomical Society’s National Astronomy Meeting being held this week in Llandudno, Wales. One of the most interesting talks was by Dr. Robert Forsyth of Imperial College concerning a comparison of the current solar lull and the famous Maunder minimum of 1645-1715. [Read more...]