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The Moon Unit Proposal
I propose that 384,400 km (238,855 miles), the average distance from the Earth to the Moon, be called a “moon unit.” Example: “The mileage of my car is over one moon unit.”
A Proposal: An IceTunneling Lander to Explore Extraterrestrial SubSurface Oceans
We have found compelling evidence for the existence of several subsurface oceans in various places in our solar system. The most wellknown of these bodies of liquid water is under the ice crust of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, with … Continue reading
Thoughts on Colonizing Space
[Image found here.] It is no secret than I am not a fan of our current president, Donald Trump. I’ve been watching him carefully, and have found exactly one point of agreement with the man: humans should colonize the planet … Continue reading
Pluto and Charon, Adorning an Icosidodecahedron
Images obtained by NASA’s New Horizons space probe. Geometrical rendering done using Stella 4d, available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
Posted in Art, Mathematics, Science and Scientists
Tagged astronomy, Charon, geometry, icosidodecahedron, New Horizons, Pluto, polyhedra, polyhedron
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Phantom Squares Obscuring M31
I used a photograph by Aggelos Kechagias, as well as software (Stella 4d, available here) to create this .gif image. The black squares are those of a rotating great rhombicosidodecahedron.
A Zome Torus, Before and After Adding Dodecahedra, As a Model for a Pulsar’s Accretion Disk and Radiation Jets
I’ve been using Zometools, available at http://www.zometool.com, to build interesting geometrical shapes since long before I started this blog. I recently found this: a 2011 photograph of myself, holding a twisting Zome torus. While I don’t remember who was holding the … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Science and Scientists
Tagged accretion disk, astronomy, astrophysics, black hole, geometry, Mathematics, neutron star, physics, pulsar, science, torus, Zome, zometool
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When We Build Our Dyson Sphere, Let’s Not Use Enneagonal Antiprisms
Before an undertaking as great as building a Dyson Sphere, it’s a good idea to plan ahead first. This rotating image shows what my plan for an enneagonalantiprismbased Dyson Sphere looked like, at the hemisphere stage. At this point, the … Continue reading
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Tagged absurd, antiprism, astronomy, Dyson Sphere, enneagon, geometry, Humor, Mathematics, nerd, plan, plan ahead, planning, Satire, satirical, science, science fiction, silliness, silly
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