The star nearest Earth? Alpha Centauri? I can hear it now. Someone is getting “literal” on me and declaring that the star “nearest” Earth is our own sun. Okay, they’re right, but only in one sense. Our sun is literally a star, certainly. But in the vernacular, “star” usually refers … Continue reading →
I’ve long had a fantasy of hopping the closest planets, like pirates hopped the islands of the Caribbean centuries ago. That dream started more than a year before Sputnik. Nearly ten years ago, I wrote 3D astronomy space software, Stars in the NeighborHood. Back then, it was merely a passion, … Continue reading →
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C e l e b r a t i n g t h e S p i r i t o f A d v e n t u r e
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller
A d v e r t i s e m e n t s
A Classic on Extrasolar Planets!
Stephen Dole of RAND Corporation and best-selling author Isaac Asimov team together to lay out the original specs for a habitable planetary system. This gave us the blueprint on what to look for.
Imagine Man Throughout the Galaxy
With a forward by Arthur C. Clarke, brazen plan for colonizing the galaxy in 8 "easy" steps. Wonderfully optimistic and beautifully detailed!