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AMAZING NEWS: 10-27-19 : PRE-HALLOWEEN EDITION

Wow! weirdness and light this week in the news: plastic army women, Einstein up-ended, bra makers made spacesuits and if that isn’t weird enough, Cthulhu is picking a fight with Stephen King! Read on!

The One

Is the multiverse a pleasant concept for science fiction authors to play with, or does it really exist? The truth is out there…

Is This How Dinosaurs Felt?

Worried that an asteroid will hit the Earth? As Andrew Weston reports, NASA has some good news and some bad news on the subject of a near earth object called Bennu.

AMAZING NEWS

Brianna Wu’s stand for women in gamine is prominent throughout the media – genre AND mainstream

Lagrangian Points – In Reality and Fiction (Part 2)

After having examined Lagrangian points in science, I would like to offer here some thoughts about their possible uses – in fiction and in a near (or far) future space colonisation. I have already talked about two of the five points, L1 and L2 of the Sun-Earth orbit, regularly used for satellites. Space colonies are […]

Lagrangian Points – In Reality and Fiction (Part 1)

Lagrangian points are well known to anybody interested in astronomy or astrophysics. But even if you are not into the science part of SF, chances are you came across them in fiction anyway – because they are quite a good trope to exploit.  Lagrange points are named in honor of Joseph-Louis Lagrange, who brilliantly prepared a solution for the […]

Star Wars and Space Problems

Do you remember a very famous quote from Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker Guide of the Galaxy about dimensions in space? “Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts […]