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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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On the Varieties of Water

As many people know, there is more than one type of water. For example, the term “heavy water” often refers specifically to D2O, with “semi-heavy water” referring to DOH. Add tritium to the mix, and the new combinations possible — all … Continue reading

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