Earth’s atmosphere is crucial to the existence of life on this planet. The atmosphere both holds all of the oxygen we breathe and protects us from harmful high energy radiation from space. Without it, life on Earth might have never arisen.  With this in mind, it is reasonable to wonder if planets beyond our own…

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So you found a planet, congrats. Now what? The next question on your mind might be, is it habitable? But first, what does the word habitable even mean? That in itself, is a great question with a  variety of good answers. The most accurate answer might be: any planet where a human could live in…

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The goal of particle physics is to categorize and mathematically describe the properties and interactions of particles. It turns out that there exist more particles than one might assume, and the story gets more complicated the further back you look in the universe’s history. Shortly after the universe began, what physicists call the Big Bang,…

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