Starts With a Bang! is a blog "dedicated to exploring the story of what we know about the Universe as well as how we know it, with a focus on physics, astronomy, and the scientific story that the Universe tells us about itself." Created by astrophysicist Ethan Siegel and authored by Siegel and a team of scientists, Starts with a Bang! features short news analyses, podcast episodes, and answers to queries from readers in the regular "Ask Ethan" column (recent questions include "What's the deal with the speed of light?" and "Why doesn't the Earth's atmosphere turn sunlight into rainbows?") Most of these blog posts break down new physics research, along with complex astronomy concepts, in ways to make them accessible to members of the general public. To do so, Siegel utilizes photographs, diagrams, bulleted lists, and a straightforward, engaging writing style. In recent posts, Siegel explores the significance of new research from the Arecibo Observatory and explains why we are unlikely to detect dark matter.
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