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Preface

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WE,humans, have been existing in this planet which we call home for some 200 thousand years according to our time. As space-time took its course, the astonishing power of the human brain has always been curious about the  anatomy of the cosmic universe.Many brilliant minds have tried to solve the "question" but as we get close to the answer the question changes; call it beautiful or call it haunting.We just have to bow down to what ever we find.

These 'bit's of information which are to follow weekly is a small step of a complex biological atom failing to encapsulate the ideas and observations of the universe made throughout the journey of self discovery. I hope this is worth your time & I wish this blog sparks your curiosity to explore more regarding these topics.
“We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” -Carl SaganP.s. Many ideas and words have been inspired by some authors, artists, philosophers, scientists and TV shows. I do not claim all these to be my own…

Issac Newton

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Well, almost every person on this age who has had some form of basic education knows this man. The man who discovered gravity. Newton was one of the key figures of the scientific revolution. His book 'Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy' can be considered as the base of modern science. He was not just a fellow of the royal society but also served as the President from 1703 to 1727.
The list of Newton's scientific formulas and principles have influenced almost every subject known to science. Newton was born in 1642 when there were no strong scientific theories to explain the workings of the cosmos. Those were the days when 'god' was everything. GOD was the only explanation they had. Newton was not different from any other people back then, he was a god loving man as well. But he was a natural genius. He had a knack for mathematics and could write the laws of physics in perfect mathematical sentences. His work and theories were so convincing that is explaine…

Edmond Halley

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Edmond Halley was an English astronomer/scientist. A few of you might have heard of his name. The famous comet which can be seen every 75 years(approx) is named after him, Halley's Comet.  He became a fellow of the Royal Society in 1678. This guy is so cool that a comet has been named after him.

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x He is famous for his works with Issac Newton and Robert Hooke. Without him, the base of modern science,Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, would still be unpublished. At the time Newton was afraid that Robert Hooke would steal his ideas like he did with his earlier work. So, he kept it a secret until Halley came to him with some questions. Newton claimed that he had all the mathematical proofs of the cosmos but Halley did not believe him. After few days a letter was delivered to Halley's home containing the first few opening page of modern science. It contained universal laws of the motion,gravity for the whole cosmos. He knew this was ground breaking stuff and requested New…

Jan Oort

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Jan Hendrik Oort was a Dutch astronomer whose work in the field of astronomy and the understand of the milky way was crucial. He is regarded as one of the greatest astronomers of the 20th Century. He was one the Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society from 1959.

There exists a swarm of ice and rocks 1 light year form the sun held together by gravity. These remains are the preserved reminiscence form the birth of the solar system. This cloud was named after him and now known as the 'Oort Cloud'. Jan Oort foretold its existence back in 1950. He was doing research about comets, how they die and their origin. Many astronomers at that time were curious about where all the comets come from. Oort calculated the rate at which the comets appeared and concluded that there must be a vast spherical swam of them few light years across surround a sun. He was right even after all the discovery about the solar system and the comets. Not only this, he was also able to calculate the distance betwe…

Royal Society

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There are many royal societies present with many brilliant minds but the Royal Society I want to talk in this blog is the Royal Society of London.The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge commonly known as the Royal Society.
This society was formed way back in November,1660. The Royal Society has evolved impressively along the time line with many outstanding individual under the fellowship. Some of the famous people in the royal society are Issac Newton, Robert Hooke, Albert Einstein, Edmond Halley, Stephen Hawking. These people are just some of the few which people are familiar with. I can assure there are thousand of others whose work were vital to understanding the nature of the universe. This society represents the work done by the individuals and encapsulates them under one flag of brilliance. 
The core fellows include all the scientists and engineers from the UK and the commonwealth which are selected based on their contribut…

Modern Science

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If you do some research on the history of science you will find some of the most mind boggling and fascinating facts. The basic nature of human curiosity, patience, determination and most importantly time has helped 'science' to reach this far. The science we know now is the collaborative effort of the countless individuals that dared to question themselves and were not afraid to fail. Modern science is the gift of the human brains which only believed what could be proven through countless experiments.

In today's world, science is the true religion and the scientists are the priests who frees us from chain of mystery. Religion and faith are necessary to sustain life but it is just a easy way to answer the questions whereas science is the hard way which might fail sometimes but does not make the claim to know something if it does not have exact facts. Some religious people reading this might have different views about this issue, Science vs Religion. But whatever your view…

Existential Intelligence

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According to Howard Gardner, the basic human intelligence can be classified into 9 types. Some of them are musical intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, spatial intelligence. In this particular blog, we are discussing about existential intelligence which I personally feel very interesting.

There is no denying the fact that humans are intelligent beings, there might be extraterrestrial intelligence that we might not know of which can be far more intelligent than us but lets not go into that right now. Existential Intelligence basically refers to the sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence. Questions such as the meaning of life,why do we die,how did we get here. This type of intelligence may be the reason why we have been able to at least have a small hint of our purpose in this universe. The individuals that I mention in my next few blogs may be driven by this intelligence. Who knows.

“I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and…

Cosmos Before Science

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This picture is a wood engraving done by an unknown artist. This engraving is known as 'Flammarion Engraving' as the first documented appearance was in Nicholas Camille Flammarion's book in 1888. He was a French astronomer and author has achieved some notable works on the cosmos, science fictional novel, and psychical research and so on. 
The engraving may be inspired by a story of Giordano Bruno. This may or may not be true but in about 16th century, there were no telescopes. The universe was only what we could see. If we were born in those times, probably the atheists now would also believe in god because in those days that was the only explanation. Now we have science. In those time it was obvious that we were the center. Everything revolved around us; the moon, the sun, the stars, the planets. Then a radical idea was presented by a polish astronomer and priest named Copernicus. According to him, the earth was not the center, just another planet revolving around the sun.…

Space-Time

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Every human on this planet earth, at least once, has gazed into the moon. Some might take that chunk of rock orbiting our planet as the symbol of the vastness of the universe. Or, some may look at moon to make them remember that the problems they face in their daily life is insignificant compared to the scheme of the cosmos. But only a few realizes that the moon is the window to our past. It may not be very notable but when you gaze into the moon, you are looking 1 second into the past. In scientific terms, the moon is 1.28 light second away form the earth. Similarly, if you could see the planet Neptune, you would be seeing 4 hours into the past;the sun is just 8 light minutes way. Just imagine what this means of a grand scale of the universe.

This might imply that time travel may be possible after all. All the observations made till now have been based on the light produced by a far away star which reached earth through time. There are still millions of light that are yet to reach o…

Singularity

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Everything has a beginning. But how did everything begin? What was there before something? You may have been curious to know everything, or not. This post is for the sages who are restless deep down to know everything. However, if you think you know everything, you know nothing and if you think you know nothing, you know something.
To give answers to these fundamental questions, researchers and scientists have traced back space-time to 15 Billion years ago, The Big Bang. To put thing into context, far beyond 4004 BC, the date of the creation of the universe according to the book of Genesis. You may have noticed the word ‘Singularity’ somewhere. Singularity is the point in time where properties like density, temperature and gravity is infinite and the essence of physics does not hold.  Singularity was followed by the Big Bang which is the dominant cosmological model for the universe as we know it. If someone comes up with a better theory which successfully overlaps with the observations…