From the Astronomical to the Sub-Microscopic
I've always been fascinated by the edges of science. Let's face it: most scientists are. If they weren't, they'd pretty much be Sad Sacks. But the astronomical and the sub-atomic are special. Two similar, yet entirely different features of these worlds, are orbits and orbitals. Spelt so similarly, they, too, are similar, yet they differ incredibly significantly.
I wrote an article at QuirkyScience on the subject. I hope I did the topic justice. No, it is not meant for cutting-edge scientists. It is meant for YOU. The intelligent reader who wants to expand his or her horizon. I hope I've succeeded in the mission:
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