New(Not) Theory: how earth formed by Ethan Kwan

so, in the hunt for exoplanets, the biggest surprise is few of them look like the earth. https://giphy.com/explore/happy-earth the most common type of planet around other stars is what is known as “super-earth.” a super-earth is a planet i=with a crushing...

Timeline of Earth(oversimplified) (pt 1) By Ethan Kwan

4.6 bln years ago: Earth forms & starts as a clump of dust, that gets struck by lightning! turns into rock, clumps with other asteroids and becomes a big ball. 4.5 by ago: protoplanet Theia collides with earth, creates moon. 4.4 bya: first atmosphere forms, made...

Solar System Formation! By Ethan Kwan

so, around 4.5 billion years ago, a cloud, made up of hydrogen, collapsed, because of a supernova! it spun faster, and faster, and eventually, the center got so hot, that nuclear fusion started and the sun formed! around the sun, there was still a spinning disk. Over...

Hubble discovered water on an exoplanet by Ethan K

The Hubble space telescope has made the first detection of water in the atmosphere of a planet 110 ly away orbiting in the habitable zone of a star 35% the size & luminosity of the sun. K2-28b, which is eight times the size of the Earth, is the first planet...

History Writing: René Descartes by Ethan Kwan

so, René Descartes was born on the 31st of March, 1596, and died on February 11, 1650. he is most known for his influence on philosophy, including several books, with two of them containing his famous quote, “I think, therefore I am.” (he was French so, in...

Bennu’s journey by Ethan Kwan

so, our story begins with a big bang! no, not “the start of the universe,” a more “mild” bang. A supernova!this shockwave travels into a cloud, which promptly flattens it and creates a protostar in a “mere” 100,000 years!...