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Neutron stars collide...

Following on from the amazing observation of the collision of two neutron stars #ligo , maybe it is time to think about another space themed Drillwork to follow on from Monocerotis light echo v838… 8 more words

Newbery Possibilities Updated for August Stars

I’m back! It’s been awhile – between family things and preparing for and attending the Illinois Library Association’s annual conference (where I was on a panel discussion for the first time – slightly terrifying, but mostly fun!), my nerdy book stat stuff had to take a back seat. 2,342 more words


"Star Climber" - 2 - [Reader Discretion Suggested]

Doom and dread. A collective awareness to one very obvious conclusion: they were going to die. Knowing what lie ahead, however, did nothing to soothe them. 510 more words


Dark Night at Colorado Bend State Park

Friday night I went back to one of my favorite places: Colorado Bend State Park in Texas. It is to the West of the Austin area, and well isolated. 536 more words


Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography has the potential to uncover hidden treasure through a simple lens. A standard DSLR camera, adjusted to the right settings is capable of capturing what can’t be seen with just the naked eye. 277 more words

Count the Stars!

Actually…don’t do that! Let me explain why.

There are over 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. The observable universe includes the region of the universe composed of all matter that we can see at present time. 171 more words