Atoms

Who Was Democritus?

As the philosopher Nietzsche famously said "He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 393: The Standard Model – Leptons & Quarks

Physicists are getting a handle on the structure of the Universe, how everything is made of something else. Molecules are…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 392: The Standard Model – Intro

Humans, cars and planets are made of molecules. And molecules are made of atoms. Atoms are made of protons, neutrons…

6 years ago

Will Minds Appear in the Cosmos?

One of the interesting consequences of quantum theory is that particles can randomly appear in the cosmos, and if you…

6 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Oct 2, 2015: Water on Mars, Blood Moon Eclipses, and More Pluto!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Pamela Gay (cosmoquest.org / @cosmoquestx / @starstryder) Kimberly Cartier…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 379: Fermi’s Atom Splitting

When he wasn't puzzling the mystery of alien civilizations, Enrico Fermi was splitting atoms. He realized that when atoms were…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms

Physicists knew the interior of the atom contained protons, neutrons and electrons, but they didn't understand exactly how they were…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 374: Stern-Gerlach Experiment

In the world of quantum mechanics, particles behave in discreet ways. One breakthrough experiment was the Stern-Gerlach Experiment, performed in…

7 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 335: Photoelectric Effect

Pop quiz. How did Einstein win his Nobel prize? Was it for relativity? Nope, Einstein won the Nobel Prize in…

8 years ago

How Small Are Atoms?

Here on Universe Today we often discuss things that exist on the atomic and sub-atmonic scale. Even though astronomy is…

10 years ago