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Lagrangian Points – In Reality and Fiction (Part 2)

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 ... Read More »

Mars for Sale

Mars for Sale

A sales pitch from the not too distant future Read More »

Lagrangian Points – In Reality and Fiction (Part 1)

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.  Lag... Read More »

Star Wars and Space Problems

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 it̵... Read More »

I Want To Believe: the “Impossible Space Drive”

I Want To Believe: the “Impossible Space Drive”

"To dream, the impossible dream, to reach the unreachable star..." Read More »

Weird Things About the Moon(s)

Weird Things About the Moon(s)

We see it almost every day and some might think we know all there is to know, but the Moon still has many fascinating secrets to tell. Read More »

Warp-drive and Exoplanets

Warp-drive and Exoplanets

The science in science fiction is often misleading, if not missing.... Read More »

The Blurry Line Between Science and Science Fiction

The Blurry Line Between Science and Science Fiction

Is science killing science fiction? Is science fiction distorting the public's perception of science? Is it possible to write an entertaining SF story AND get the science right? (Or, now we know what it takes to get an astronaut to loose his cool:... Read More »

A Glimpse into Space

A Glimpse into Space

Dianne Lynne Gardner interviews her family rocket scientist, Moses Milazzo, about his job and the influences of science fiction. Read More »

AMAZING News:  2014 Hugo Awards Double Edition Featuring 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugo Awards

AMAZING News: 2014 Hugo Awards Double Edition Featuring 2014 Hugo Awards and 1939 Retro Hugo Awards

Sure is interesting, living in a science fiction world. Read More »

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