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Last Minute Preparations

On Thursday, I finished the first draft to my grad school writing sample. I’m waiting a week before I start revising it, so I’ll be looking at it with a more open mind. 1,043 more words

Creative Writing

July 27 - Sir George Airy

Today is the birthday of Sir George Biddell Airy, born in 1801 at Alnwick (I think you pronounce it ‘annick’, but don’t quote me).

Airy shone as a student at Cambridge, probably to the annoyance of his fellows. 237 more words

Going On Up There Then

Photographer Spotlight: Ed Lu, astronaut

Ed nearly missed his opportunity to travel to the ISS when, after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, NASA grounded its missions to space, leaving a number of unanswered questions about the future development of the orbiting space station. 1,360 more words


July 23 - 114 Kassandra

Asteroid 114 Kassandra was discovered by prolific asteroid hunter Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters on July 23rd 1871.  It is in the main belt, is about 100km in diameter, and is of spectral type “T”.  175 more words

Going On Up There Then

Just hang in there

I will hang myself from the Moon
And the rope around my neck
As a purse net will collect the shooting stars
Thus in my death I will deprive… 154 more words


The Osirian Asteroid Family

Asteroid Families Defined

The asteroid community recently gathered in Helsinki, Finland for the 12th Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors Conference. As this meeting showed, one of the hottest topics in asteroid science is the study of… 1,266 more words