Metamorphing Machine I rather be this walking metamorphosis
than having that old formed opinion about everything!

Let's build a transpiler! Part 53

This is the fifty-third post in a series of building a transpiler.
You can find the previous ones here.

Seven scientific facts that I find baffling

  1. Even though nothing in our universe can move faster than the speed of light, our universe is expanding faster than it.
    Or something like that. See explanation here and here.

  2. We know that nothing can escape the gravitational pull of a black hole, not even light, but its reach does not go beyond the one the original star had before collapsing.
    Take a look at the sixth question here to understand what I mean.

  3. It is widely accepted that an asteroid collision killed the dinosaurs, but this was not the only mass extinction event on Earth.
    There were four more.

  4. Have you ever seen an image of a galaxy with a little red arrow pointing to one of its edges saying "You are here?"
    How can we know how our galaxy looks from the outside if no human or machine has ever left the Milk Way? The answer is, "we don't."
    It's an extrapolation from what we can see from other galaxies.

  5. If one releases a feather and a bowling ball in a vacuum, which one hits the ground first?
    Watch this experiment to learn the answer.

  6. OK, the experiment above was made in a vacuum chamber. What about a different one in normal conditions?
    Suppose there are two bullets. One is held at a certain height, and the other is inside a gun that's held as high as the first one.
    The gun is aimed at the horizon, in a plain landscape. The gun is fired at the same time the second bullet is released. Which one hits the floor first?
    Spoilers: They don't get there at the same time.

  7. The Earth is round. Well, actualy, more of an oblate spheroid, but, really, folks. It is round.

Back to business

Last time I said I would be back to our transpiler. Actually, I did quite a few things with the source code. Here are the main points: Next week we'll revisit our TLib explorer module.

Andrej Biasic
2022-01-12