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Category Archives: Technology
NASA and the ESA announced a few days ago the discovery of an asteroid belt around Vega. I find this exciting, for several reasons, not the least of which is that we can all go outside and find Vega quite … Continue reading
Sorry to be a killjoy, but I dislike misleading article titles, like “Another Earth Just 12 Light-Years Away?” The article, from Science Express yesterday, itself is fine, but just because a planet exists in a star’s habitable zone does not … Continue reading
I’m a few days late, but: Welcome home, Dragon!
I am NOT an electrical engineer. I had a breadboard and a pile of capacitors and resistors to play with when I was an undergraduate, and that’s about it. I have to do a lot of soldering and splicing when … Continue reading
The last few posts have been serious and full of opinion. Time for some fun facts. In 1977, two spacecraft launched to explore the outer planets of the Solar System. Since then, they have toured the Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus … Continue reading