A bit sad, but more than a bit beautiful, too.
I still get the occasional joke from colleagues about my ‘crackpot consultant business’, but I’ve stopped thinking of our clients that way. They are driven by the same desire to understand nature and make a contribution to science as we are. They just weren’t lucky enough to get the required education early in life, and now they have a hard time figuring out where to even begin. At the same time, the physicists on my team like to help others understand more about science and appreciate the opportunity to apply their knowledge outside academia. In connecting both sides, everybody wins.
I do hope they figure this out.
Could this new mystery be explained away by some bizarre cloud of dust? Or is it down to some unknown stellar physics gone wild?
If you want a deep but nontechnical dive into the "block universe," this piece will probably fit the bill,
I didn't really need the details, but here they are just in case you do.
Federal government policies to encourage global warming coming soon?
I'm unconvinced, but it is an interesting theory.
Short answer: a boatload.
It wasn't because he was absent-minded; Big Al had a reason.
A possible answer for the why-haven't-we-seen-them question.