The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Do you enjoy reading books with a likeable, sarcastic cast? How about ones with politics spanning multiple worlds and huge empires that seem on the brink of crumbling? Then do I have the book for you. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi is, like most Scalzi novels, fun. It’s a cast of adventurers in space … Continue reading The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Ripples in Space

I posted a few days ago about pulsars, and used the clunky analogy of an object on a trampoline to describe how matter sits in the fabric of space-time. Essentially, the mass of the object will bend space-time and cause it to curve towards the object. The higher the density, the more massive the object, … Continue reading Ripples in Space

Lighthouses in Space

When was the last time you jumped on a trampoline? For me, it was the same time I had the unfortunate luck of going through the fabric of the trampoline and landing hard on the ground. I ask because the fabric of space-time can be imaged to be like the surface of a trampoline. If … Continue reading Lighthouses in Space