Happy Caturday to you! This last week I was working out some of the math behind my fictional monster planet Bruticus, and sadly had not the time to post it in complete form online, at least what’s finished. I’ve got the mass, diameter, and gravity of the planet figured out, but with that must come the data on its five large moons, and the number-crunching for the takeoff mass and delta-V of the biological spacecraft used to travel to and between them. That will be by the end of the next week, either for this coming Thursday or next Caturday in complete form. This has taken longer than I’ve expected, but it will be good to get it all down on paper and online. Thanks to Ray and Anneliese for the help so far, and may you always get at least a few clear nights out of a month!
Image of the Week:
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Crash Course Astronomy: High-Mass Stars and Supernovae
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WASP 94: Two Planets, Two Stars
Searching for Life… and Death… in the Universe
Study Contrasts Effects of Two Types of SoCal Fires
SpaceX Provides a Peek Inside Their New Crew Vehicle
M96: Hubble and VLT Images of a Nearby Spiral Galaxy
Separating Facts from Nonsense about Asteroid Impacts
NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart
The Opposite of Infinity
Willow the Pillow…