I have been playing Elite Dangerous for what feels like just over a year at this point. Every night that I jump on to play, I enjoy partying up with friends who have played the game as far back as its first iteration in 1984, who have tales of first discoveries, their month-long adventures into the black, and stories from amongst the community. On March 2nd, the the year 3303 (in-game), I decided to begin my own adventure, to see Sagittarius A for myself. The centre of the Milky Way. Continue reading Elite Dangerous: A Tale of a Space Explorer
An insider source going by the name of Shinobi602 has said on NeoGaf that the next Call of Duty title by Infinity Ward, due this year will set in the “Very far future”, including “Space combat” and “full on sci-fi.” Continue reading Next Call of Duty to be set in the far, far future
There has been some interesting news from a NASA press conference today, as it was announced that the Kepler telescope has found a planet that shares many characteristics with our own planet. The planet, Kepler-452b has a radius around 60% larger than earth’s, but orbits it’s star at a similar distance, meaning that if the planet hosts water, it could be hospitable to life.
This week New Horizons beamed back some amazing images of the not-a-planet-anymore, Pluto. Of course, being a physicist I couldn’t let this opportunity to write about science slip by, so here’s some interesting facts about the mission along with a few nice images.