As I was reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora, I kept thinking of that old quote from Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one
Old Friends, New Horizons
Image credit: Twitter – @NASANewHorizons Just a brief post today, as we celebrate a momentous occasion in the history of space exploration. After travelling for
The Future of Spaceflight?
I’ve flown to Sydney and back since my last post. After staring through the window of a Boeing 737 at ten thousand metres, up where the atmosphere itself is tenuous
The Lonely Dot
The International Space Station just passed over Perth, so I took the opportunity to take a photo on my iPhone 5S. It may not be
War and Peace
This is star cluster Pismis 24, located in the heart of the emission nebula NGC 6357. It can be found in the constellation Scorpius. I
An Ocean of Worlds
It’s worth clicking on this picture to see it in a higher resolution. The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image was released on September 25, 2012.