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Welcome to SpaceX City: The Ultimate Startup
How the private space industry will reinvent economics, exploration, and humanity.
Avoiding Clouds at the August 2017 Solar Eclipse, with Google Earth Engine
You don’t want to miss the one that’s coming on August 21st, 2017, but where should you go to view it best?
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American solar eclipse will be the greatest show on Earth
Monday’s cosmic event promises to have more spectators than the revolutionary war
The Financial Times
If the Universe is expanding, then why aren’t we?
The atoms, planets, stars, and even galaxies aren’t expanding, even though space is. How come?
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When Your Birthday Falls On The Same Day As The Great American Solar Eclipse
Eclipsed by nature. Literally.
Did a ‘Big Whack’ create all of Pluto’s Moons?
With five moons orbiting it, Pluto is the richest rocky world known to date. How did it get that way?
The most beautiful theory of all
A century ago Albert Einstein changed the way humans saw the universe. His work is still offering new insights today
What do volcanoes tell us about the possibility of life on Mars?
Discoveries of volcanoes on the surface of the Red Planet suggests that life could once have been supported there.
OU Free Learning
“Rapid and Complete Reusability ” of Rockets Won’t Be Enough
The rocket reusability race will come to a halt unless it considers integration time.
Space Technologies at California
Weirdest types of moons in the Solar System
Here are some of the most interesting (and downright weird) moons that are found in our stellar home.
Eight other worlds in our solar system might have life beyond Earth
Before we go venturing off to another star to look for life, why not look here?
Can you get drunk in space?
Was Our Universe Born In Chaos?
Our Universe appears similar in every location and direction we look, but that doesn’t mean it was always so.
The Great Moon Rush: How Private Companies Want To Kickstart Space Exploration
The moon is extremely important if humanity wants to colonize the solar system
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Exploring Black Holes: Frozen Stars and Gravitational Dynamos
Black holes are gravitational superheroes. Here is their origin story, including World War I, magnificent mustaches, and Albert Einstein.
Matthew R Francis
That’s what you’re called if you’ve never experienced a total solar eclipse.
Laurie McAndish King
Humanity vs Speed of Light
Great American Eclipses (1806–2017)
Last updated (August 21, 2017).
A Look into NASA’s Coding Philosophy
Having done work for Kennedy does not imply I’m NASA’s mouthpiece. This write-up was made at a personal capacity, and came from a live talk…
Is Life possible in a Globular Cluster?
The possibilities of Life forming and evolving in a globular cluster is radically different than those of planets around Sun-like stars.
By 2024 NASA plans to crash into its first asteroid
World Economic Forum
Sorry, Donald Trump, it can’t be infinity
There is, and never will be, a substitute for the real knowledge we’ve obtained about the actual Universe.
All Aboard the Uber to Mars
A realistic approach to artificial gravity in space.
Brian G. Schuster
The Galactic Dilemma
As humanity enters into a new era, we’re faced with a dilemma of galactic proportions.
Let’s Keep Mars Cosmic and Sublime, not Comic Book and Strip-Mined
Everywhere I turn in space philosophy, the fanboy comic book sci-fi vision of space conquest is accepted as fait accompli. NASA, Elon Musk…