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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 mathematical problem, known as the “General... Read More »

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The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 31

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The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 30

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 30

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The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 29

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