Where We Have Landed

A Montage of Landings within Our Solar System

A Montage of Landings within Our Solar System

Mars’ Grand Canyon

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Thank you, NASA, for keeping some of our dreams of space alive.

Solar System Missions

All our explorations of our solar system in one visualization/projection.

All our explorations of our solar system in one visualization/projection.

Aurora Borealis from Space

This is an animated GIF, so it may take a moment to load:

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The Orbits of Venus and Earth

I believe the ration is 8 to 13 for the number of revolutions around the sun for Venus and Earth to be aligned. (Or maybe it was 5 to 8.) Anyway, it produces the following graph:

Venus and Earth in Motion

Venus and Earth in Motion

Black Holes Don’t Exist

So, it turns out, that [black holes may not exist][], and in getting rid of them the math comes out better. And, perhaps just as importantly, you can read all of the work for yourself on Arxiv.org: [first paper][], [second paper][]. (Hello, Humanities? No one’s the nineteenth century called, and it wants its communication infrastructure back. Or, rather, it’d rather you didn’t use it exclusively, but, you know, try using something from the twentieth century.)

[black holes may not exist]: http://unc.edu/spotlight/rethinking-the-origins-of-the-universe/
[first paper]: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1406.1525
[second paper]: http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1409.1837

Voyager Journeys

The two Voyagers were launched at a particular moment in our solar system’s clock, in order to take advantage of the line-up of the planets so as to slingshot themselves out of the solar system, something which will not occur again for 200 years. 1977! I was 12, and I thought this was but the beginning…

The Paths of the Two Voyagers