TomRoelandts.com in 2017

This article is a wrap-up of what happened on TomRoelandts.com in 2017.

Tom Sun, 12/31/2017 - 15:42

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ʻOumuamua

Figure 1. Artist’s impression of ʻOumuamua [image: ESO/M. Kornmesser]

ʻOumuamua is the first ever interstellar body that was observed while it passed through our solar system, which makes it a really cool object. Hundreds of thousands of asteroids and comets have been observed, but all of them originated from within our own solar system. It was known that…

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Submitted on 23 December 2017

Jerk

What is jerk? Jerk is to acceleration as acceleration is to velocity. And, acceleration is to velocity as velocity is to position. So let’s start there. The instantaneous velocity at which you travel tells you…

Submitted on 20 November 2017