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Stars Fell on Alabama

It’s nearly August, which means it’s once again time for the Perseid meteor shower.  The radiant for this shower is Perseus (hence the name), which can be found in the northeast, with the peak expected approximately August 12th.  At least one source is calling for this to be a particularly spectacular year, possibly even rivaling … Continue reading »

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Speed

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/24/new-crew-arrives-at-international-space-station/ BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan –  A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia’s manned space facility in Kazakhstan. The Russian capsule roared into the pre-dawn darkness just after 3 a.m. Monday (4:00 p.m. EST Sunday) from … Continue reading »

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Lunacy

Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos, goes the axiom.  Property rights extend not just to the surface, but infinitely out to space.  This set us to thinking about a Robert Heinlein novella, The Man Who Sold the Moon.  If we could somehow arrange to be directly under the Moon, we’d have … Continue reading »

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“Y’all Didn’t Think That One Through, Did You?” Lunar Edition

The Hill is reporting that two Representatives (Donna Edwards, D-MD, and Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX) are proposing the establishment of a National Park on the moon. Yes, the moon. Clearly, they’re unfamiliar with the Outer Space Treaty, which forbids a government from claiming any land upon the moon (undoubtedly, this is why they’re Representatives, not … Continue reading »

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