What is a dwarf planet?

March 24, 2016 by Christoff Truter

There are currently 5 recognised dwarf planets in our Solar System, namely Ceres, Makemake, Haumea, Eris and Pluto (this number will likely grow dramatically over the next few decades as we explore more of the Kuiper belt).

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Why haven't we discovered alien life yet? Part 1 - My stance

March 22, 2016 by Christoff Truter

Personally I think that we're currently just too horribly ill-equipped to conclude anything, it is like an illiterate dyslexic blind and deaf quadriplegic ginger man looking for a specific grain of sand at the bottom of the Mariana Trench using nothing more but a cracked magnifying glass stained by the blood of a virgin unicorn.

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Space, the negligible frontier

November 2, 2015 by Christoff Truter

Since the early 90's the crew of the Starship Enterprise under Captain Picard stirred my imagination, the possibilities of space immensely fascinated me.I remember my excitement when I saw the majestic tail of Comet Hale-Bopp streaking through the sky clearly visible through my bedroom window.

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