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Bootstrapping Space Industry

In 2012, Philip Metzger and some of his colleagues from the Kennedy Space Center worked on a paper theorizing how we could “bootstrap” our way across the Solar System. The first step of their plan was to get materials to the Moon’s surface. From there, development of the industry would continue as the field of robotics has… Continue reading Continue reading

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Historical Astronomers in Context

Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 and died in 1642. His lifetime spanned an important period in human history as it covered both the end of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Scientific Revolution. During his lifetime the British East India Company was chartered and rose to prominence, and the Indian massacre of 1622 took place… Continue reading Continue reading

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A Different Spin on Scale

The universe is massive. We know it, we think we can understand it, but every time we see one of those pictures with a tiny Earth next to a huge star, it still blows our mind. So yes, based on the principle of size, I agree that we are tiny and insignificant compared to the… Continue reading Continue reading

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The Beginning

This is what I guess you could consider my first official post for my astronomy class. The first of what I’m sure will be many. I love adventure. Its that simple for me. I love getting out there and doing. The picture you see above is from my hiking trip through the wilderness. For those… Continue reading Continue reading

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