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Questions From Our Grandkids

Who were the first people? Did they live with the dinosaurs? How do we know for sure? Our grandkids are ages 11, 9, 6, 5 and 4. They have good questions. Even the 4-year-old gets in on the action. (more…)
Bob Jones
August 14, 2022
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3 TIMELESS GIFTS FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS

At Christmas 1968 our family joined millions worldwide to witness the Apollo 8 astronauts become the first humans to orbit another world. That evening, Christmas Eve, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders did a live television broadcast from lunar orbit. They showed pictures of the Earth and Moon as seen from their spaceship. The crew ended their historic broadcast by taking turns reading the first ten verses from the book of Genesis. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth..." 3 TIMELESS GIFTS FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS 1. Perspective. The Apollo 8 mission was famous for the iconic "Earthrise" image, snapped by Bill Anders. According to Anders, despite all the training and preparation for an exploration of the…
Bob Jones
December 23, 2015
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THE MYSTERY OF CREATION AND SPACE: RYAN HASTMAN

Sometimes the facts of the universe – the Creation – just amaze me! This is a guest post from Ryan Hastman. Ryan is a lifetime attender of North Pointe, works for the University of Alberta and is a self-confessed astronomy geek. He has two sons and is already instilling in them a love of the stars. Here is a small sample: 1. We know about a star that spins 9650 times per minute (One Of The Strangest Pulsars Ever Discovered). 2. A star made almost entirely of diamonds, 10 billion trillion trillion carats worth (Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds). 3. We have found vast, global sized oceans of liquid water on more than one moon in our solar system…
Bob Jones
October 21, 2015
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THE PALE BLUE DOT

No subject in astronomy is more intriguing than the "pale blue dot" - the first solar system selfie. The immortal image is Planet Earth on February 14, 1990, taken by the Voyager 1 space probe from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers. (Can you see yourself waving?) Voyager 1 had completed its primary mission and as it left our solar system took one last photograph of Earth. Of the 640,000 individual pixels that compose each frame, Earth takes up 0.12 pixels, according to NASA. A Mote of Dust Suspended on a Sunbeam Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you've heard of, every human being who…
Bob Jones
August 26, 2015
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IS THERE A STARMAKER?

The numbers are in and they are out of this world. According to a study released by astronomers from the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Hawaii, there are likely "tens of billions" of Earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy. Consider that the Milky Way is just a typical galaxy within our universe, which contains hundreds of billions of galaxies. With tens of billions of Earth-like planets in each galaxy, our entire universe must contain billions of billions of Earth-like planets. Wow! (That’s the best scientific response I can give.) How The Numbers Add Up 1. Maybe we're not alone. Andrew Howard, astronomer at the University of Hawaii, says the new estimate of planets means there are 40…
Bob Jones
November 4, 2013