Of Particular Significance

Basic Astronomy: Verify It Yourself

The nice thing about science is that, unlike various other belief systems, you don’t have to take it on faith. You can check a substantial fraction of it yourself. This is especially true of basic astronomy.

Nothing more than pre-university geometry, trigonometry, and algebra, along with some star-gazing and a distant friend or two (and/or a little targeted web browsing), is required to


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A decay of a Higgs boson, as reconstructed by the CMS experiment at the LHC