Tag Archives: Extraterrestrial life

So what about those UFOs?

It’s a question I get asked regularly. I was asked again yesterday. In a way I suppose at it’s heart is one of the most fundamental questions humanity has. Inevitably I’m eating when someone asks me. Big morsel of lunch just … Continue reading

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Destination Gliese 445

I don’t like the word ‘unremarkable’ when talking about stars. Billions of tons of material coalescing, compressing and fusing to make huge quantities of energy is never ‘unremarkable’ But Gliese 445 is not exactly a show stopper. It is not … Continue reading

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The Pale Graphite Dot

I’ve just put a dot to the left of Jupiter. It took a few moments thorough my eyepiece to judge how far to the left. Then I put a small dot on the page of my notebook and moved on. … Continue reading

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