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A Pale Blue Glow

by Shane L. Larson

One of the great things about being a scientist is I’m exposed to amazing and awesome things. Every. Single. Day. Sometimes I am astonished by Nature itself, and other days I am amazed by our ingenuity and abilities as we come of age in the Cosmos.  1,640 more words

The (Seven) Wonders of the Solar System

I have read some days ago a nice article on IO9 discussing the Seven Wonders of the Solar System – from the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World of which only the Great Pyramid of Giza remains standing.   1,044 more words

Astro(physics)

Unclipped wings.

Wings spreading out,
Colours appearing all about.
Voices whisper, take flight,
Your future is in sight.

Creative Writing

What have you planned for your retirement?

Need help in answering this question? There’s a program that could guide you to a new lifestyle.

A recent Canadian 2014 national survey regarding men/women and retirement sponsored by RBC alerted me to a few surprising findings.

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Barbara Bowes

Pluto: From Planet to Dwarf Planet to...Comet?

Pluto is way out there. We only found it in the 20th century, while looking for Planet X (which, as it turns out, doesn’t exist). … 1,107 more words

Ad Astra

DIY Space: Print Your Own Spacecraft

Have you ever wanted to build the Kepler satellite?  What about the current crowd favorite, the International Sun Earth Explorer-3 (ISEE-3)?  Or maybe you appreciate textures and just want to touch things, such as the moon’s surface, space shuttle flight panels (with switches),  or the surface of Chiron.   368 more words

Lessons

Three Weeks in...

So, today I thought I’d give y’all an update on my new job, new city, and my weekend travels.

Let’s first start off with work… 421 more words