By Brendon Specktor When the universe’s largest stars run out of fuel and die, they explode in technicolor tsunamis of gas and dust that can stretch on into space for dozens of light-years. To see the full array of cosmic colors left behind by a star gone supernova, you generally need some pretty sophisticated telescopes […]
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By Mindy Weisberger The Hubble Space Telescope recently spied new evidence of a peculiar molecule: wiggly buckyballs, which have intrigued astrophysicists since they were discovered in space nearly a decade ago. Dubbed Buckminsterfullerene, these supersize molecules are made of 60 carbon atoms linked together in pentagons and hexagons to form a hollow sphere. The shape of these structures […]
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By Michelle Starr Science Alert Writer You’ve heard of hot Jupiters. You’ve heard of mini-Neptunes. You’ve heard of super-Earths. But have you heard of Eyeball Planets? Yep – planetary scientists think there might be a type of exoplanet out there that looks disturbingly like a giant eyeball. Just sitting there. Staring. But it’s actually not as weird […]
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Happy Friday! Here’s the sixth book trailer for Gunsmoke & Dragonfire! It’s the last one you’ll see before the special February pre-order price at Amazon ends. On March 1, we go up to full price. So get it here now!
This time we’re focusing on sci-fi westerns: “Red Tide Rising” by Sara Codair, “Orcus Express, Derailed” by Russell Hemmell, and “Rollo’s Herd” by Claire Ryan!
Watch the full list of book trailers so far HERE.
Check out the playlist of all the Kickstarter videos, including book trailers and author interviews, HERE.
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The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells My rating: 5 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club and the SF Masterworks Reading List. This classic science fiction novel by H.G. Wells has not seemed to have aged well. Of course we have been to the moon, and found no […]
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G. Scott Huggins, one of the contributing authors to the upcoming Gunsmoke & Dragonfire anthology, has been working on a blog project that I can’t help but love! Check out William Shakespeare’s Dune, which, as Scott puts it, is”an effort to meld two of my great loves from my youth: the Bard of Avon and […]
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ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has captured the launch of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft. He filmed the craft leaving the Earth’s atmosphere while on board the International Space Station. Posting on Twitter he wrote: “This is real. How a spaceship leaves our planet, seen from ISS.”
See the video on BBC’s website.
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