August 21, 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...]

Review: Death from the Skies! by Philip Plait.

Death from the Skies.

Get it now, before the Apocalypse…

Author and astronomer Phil Plait has a secret to share; the universe is out to kill you. It turns out that general feeling of paranoia we all feel at one time or another is indeed warranted; from meteors to black holes to alien invasions, the cosmos will eventually “get” us. In his latest book, Death from the Skies out recently from Penguin Books  Professor Plait (of Bad Astronomy fame) engagingly takes us through the realm of cosmic catastrophe, whacking humanity again and again with his “what if?” dramatic intros. [Read more...]