Everyone gets excited about the new year. Personally, my wife and I will be moving into our new home, (remodeled hunting camp). OK, its a Mancave; but don’t tell my wife. She doesn’t read this, so shush.
Scientist feel the same anticipation when it comes to receiving new data, leading to new discoveries, or proof that their theory’s are right.
Some of the most watched experiments, are being done at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. Here the smallest are studied. The parts that make up atoms are dissected, and you’d be surprised how many there are. Does anyone from my hometown remember when our area was a candidate for a Super Collider?
Every day the Kepler Space Telescope looks for new planets orbiting other stars. Its been finding them. 500 and climbing. How many will be found in 2011? I would love to see a map of the known universe in 2021. I need to lay off the pork chops and bacon.
We discover more about the planet we live on every year. This year we learned about alien life living right under our feet. Where will the next new form of life be living?
There are so many questions to be answered. The answers take us just a little closer to understanding.
Happy New Year, Peace to all Mankind.