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07/12/2016 10:44 PM
Language of Science — Using the Right Terms in Communication

Language of Science: Stars In college, my astronomy professor insisted that people were messing up the language of science by using the word “sun” for other stars. There was only one Sun, he said, and it was in our daytime skies. I understand this need to keep the language of … Continue reading

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07/03/2016 01:03 PM
Cancer Birthday Zodiac Stars

Cancer Constellation Cancer is one of the 12 Zodiac constellations. This simply means that this is one of the 12 traditional constellations through which the sun passes during the course of a year. In our modern era, the path of the sun (ecliptic) actually passes through 13 constellations, but Ophiuchus … Continue reading

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  In search of planets that look like Earth beyond the Solar system. It takes a certain kind of star to harbor habitable extrasolar planets.
  A detailed look at interesting star systems, some possible exoplanet stars, comparing those stars to the Solar system and to Earth.
  The dream of flight, and by extension travel to the stars, has touched the mind of humanity for centuries, perhaps even since the beginning.

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  About stars, planets, moons, astronomy and science terms. Includes frequently asked questions about the universe.
  Just for kids (and the young-at-heart): Learning about stars, planets, galaxies, history and a whole lot more.
  Our own planet has an interesting history, some of it filled with myth and legend.

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  Tales from the imagination. New suns, alien worlds and strange, exotic civilizations.
  Colorful views of alien planets, twin suns, binary moons, ancient ruins and bright nebulas.
  3D Space software to explore the universe, especially those stars near our own sun. Discover where the extrasolar planets are known to exist.

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For the Love of Kark

The sinister Hamilton Club has licked its wounds and now has an alien ally who can destroy humanity's future. Vormin Kark may have a tiny body, but he has the resources to conquer the galaxy.

"Got it Solved" Attitude

This novel is a coming-of-age story. But Gordon Roanhorse is not just any rich man's son. His aerospace industrialist Apache father is the "Bridge Builder to the stars"—Jason Roanhorse.

A whopping 742 pages of adventure available in Kindle and trade print.

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"The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that." —Alan Shepard, astronaut
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Imagine Man Throughout the Galaxy
With a forward by Arthur C. Clarke, brazen plan for colonizing the galaxy in 8 "easy" steps. Wonderfully optimistic and beautifully detailed!

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A Classic on Extrasolar Planets!
Stephen Dole of RAND Corporation and best-selling author Isaac Asimov team together to lay out the original specs for a habitable planetary system. This gave us the blueprint on what to look for.

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