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A Proposal: An Ice-Tunneling Lander to Explore Extraterrestrial Sub-Surface Oceans

We have found compelling evidence for the existence of several sub-surface oceans in various places in our solar system. The most well-known of these bodies of liquid water is under the ice crust of Europa, a moon of Jupiter, with … Continue reading

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Earth’s Oceans’ and Continents’ Relative Surface Areas, Analyzed, with Two Pie Charts

I’ll start this analysis with a simple land/water breakdown for Earth’s surface: The two figures in the chart above are familiar figures for many — but how does “land” break down into continents, and how does “water” break down into … Continue reading

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 I painted this in 2002, using acrylic on canvas.

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North American Geographical Oddity

You’re standing on the mainland of North America — not on an island. From where you are, you can travel due East, and you’ll come to the Pacific Ocean. If you travel due West, however, you will come to the … Continue reading

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Oceans, Further from the Sun

Since earth’s oceans will be boiled away by the sun’s increasing luminosity, as I mentioned in my last post, we’ll eventually need to find other oceans elsewhere — or learn to do without water, which seems even less likely. The … Continue reading

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