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Elite Dangerous: A Tale of a Space Explorer

elite dangerous whiteI 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

NASA announces the discovery of an Earth like planet discovered by the Kepler telescope

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Artists impression of Kepler 452b

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.

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Interesting facts about New Horizons mission, the PlayStation powered Pluto probe

 

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Artists concept of flyby

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.

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