CJ Hansen is a sophomore physics major from Columbus, Ohio. He is the president of Willard Residential College where he has lived for the past two years. He conducts independent research in the field of astrophysics and has focused particularly on exoplanets. When he is not in class you can find him running across campus, as his dorm is conveniently located at least a mile away from all of his classrooms. He aspires to go to space someday. He enjoys eating sushi from Todoroki, exploring Chicago, and pointing out all of the physical impossibilities in the Star Wars movies.
Content by Christopher Hansen
Gaze up at the night sky on a clear evening. What can you see? The human eye can detect tiny points of light that we know to be stars, much like our own sun.
We’ve all seen the pictures: a pitch-black circle enclosed by airy celestial tendrils. This is the iconic image of a solar eclipse.
Here’s a riddle: What’s as big as a golf ball but weighs as much as a mountain? The answer: a neutron star. Actually, neutron star material, to be exact.
As I write this blog post, I am absolutely starving. I tend to eat my dinners early in the evening and I’m a broke college student on a budget.
What you are looking at above is proof that we are truly living in the 21st century: an image of a robot taking a selfie.
If you’re like myself and live in a northern area like Chicago, then by now you’re getting tired of temperatures that peak in the single digits.