A lot of scientist will say that astrology does not ‘work’. But believers in astrology will tell you that it is real and that it does work. The real answer is that it depends what you mean by the word ‘work’. Both answers and groups of people are technically right, depending on their definition of ‘work’. … Read more How does astrology work?
The short answer is that astronomers have been seeing violets shifts occur a lot, because they actually happen all the time. But we call them blue shifts. The way we can tell the type of shift is by looking at the light that a star emits. Obviously this color is relative to the colors that we … Read more Have astronomers ever observed a violet shift like they have blue shifts and red shifts?
When I took physics in college, I seem to remember a formula that related the wavelength of light to its energy. Could the wavelength of a photon of light be altered by a loss of energy, however small, over its path through intergalactic space? If that were true, looking at a trip of millions / … Read more Does the wavelength of a photon change over its travel through intergalactic space?
Planet X (Nibiru) is supposed to whip around from behind the sun and near-smack us every 3600 years. Almost all of the scenarios I’ve seen on YouTube require a complete suspension of orbital mechanics as currently understood. What sort of bizarre cometary orbit would be required to keep a planetary body close enough to the … Read more Can a hypothetical Planet X whip around from behind the Sun in a 3600-years orbit?