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06/10/2014 06:35 AM
Interstellar Geographic — An Entertaining Parody of Space Exploration

For the longest time, I’ve thought about a parody of the exploration magazine National Geographic. I see on the internet that other people have been thinking along similar lines. A new website takes up this idea and gives is my own unique spin. Of course, Interstellar Geographic has no relation … Continue reading

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06/08/2014 04:34 AM
Scientific Armadillo — A Satirical Parody of Science

Scientific Armadillo is a new website I created to poke fun at science and scientists. As with all satire, it’s meant to illuminate. But unlike some satire, there is no intention of degrading persons or the field as a whole. Scientific Armadillo—A Love of Science I love science. I’ve known … Continue reading

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Extrasolar Planets for Humanity

Stellar Close-up

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  In search of planets that look like Earth beyond the Solar system. It takes a certain kind of star to harbor habitable extrasolar planets.
 
 
  A detailed look at interesting star systems, some possible exoplanet stars, comparing those stars to the Solar system and to Earth.
 
 
  The dream of flight, and by extension travel to the stars, has touched the mind of humanity for centuries, perhaps even since the beginning.
 
 
   

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For Kids

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  About stars, planets, moons, astronomy and science terms. Includes frequently asked questions about the universe.
 
 
  Just for kids (and the young-at-heart): Learning about stars, planets, galaxies, history and a whole lot more.
 
 
  Our own planet has an interesting history, some of it filled with myth and legend.
 
 
   

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  Tales from the imagination. New suns, alien worlds and strange, exotic civilizations.
 
 
  Colorful views of alien planets, twin suns, binary moons, ancient ruins and bright nebulas.
 
 
  3D Space software to explore the universe, especially those stars near our own sun. Discover where the extrasolar planets are known to exist.
 
 
   

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For the Love of Kark

The sinister Hamilton Club has licked its wounds and now has an alien ally who can destroy humanity's future. Vormin Kark may have a tiny body, but he has the resources to conquer the galaxy.

"Got it Solved" Attitude

This novel is a coming-of-age story. But Gordon Roanhorse is not just any rich man's son. His aerospace industrialist Apache father is the "Bridge Builder to the stars"—Jason Roanhorse.

A whopping 742 pages of adventure available in Kindle and trade print.

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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!

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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.

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