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Entries from January 2012

The Story, page 1

January 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

BOOM! River woke up with the ground shaking. BOOM! It took a moment to realize that it was the next compound that was building itself was making that noise. River turned around to lie just a moment longer before getting up. The new compound meant there would be even more work for them to take […]

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Tags: Fiction · Me

Opportunity turns eight

January 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Our intrepid Mars Rover Opportunity (lovingly called Oppy by its followers) has started its ninth year on the red planet. This calls for a new Mars picture in celebration.
By the way all the raw* images made by her cameras are found on the NASA Mission site.

* ‘Raw’ here means there is nothing done to enhance […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots

Andromeda Nebula

January 16th, 2012 · No Comments

The sharpest picture of the Andromeda Nebula was released by the Hubble Telescope allowing zoom deep into the core of the young galaxy. Imagine how many planets are present in that view. The newest estimate for the number of planets in our Milky Way based on the findings of Kepler is 160 billion…

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Tags: Astronomy