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December 6, 2018

Time-lapse of the full rotation of the moon

Mesmerizing time-lapse stitched together from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images. The moon does indeed rotate, taking a full lunar month to spin once. On Earth, we only see a fixed view of the same side all the time because the moon is tidally locked. This NASA video shows what a rotation of the moon looks like. […]
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Published on December 06, 2018 13:05

December 3, 2018

Giving away books in the Kindle Store

There’s a giveaway going on at Amazon Giveaways. Five people will get Kindle copies of Girl on the Moon. Just hit this link. No purchase necessary, just follow me on Amazon. Giveaway runs through December 10 or until all the prizes are gone. Still giving out free copies of Girl on Mars to people who […]
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Published on December 03, 2018 23:20

November 26, 2018

Get a Kindle copy of Girl on Mars free

For a limited time, I’m giving out Kindle Store downloads of Girl on Mars to anyone who signs up for my email list at scifijack.com. Please allow 24 hours for me to manually send you the download link. Link will be sent to the e-mail address you subscribed. Must be new to the list to […]
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Published on November 26, 2018 20:27

November 25, 2018

New website for the Girl on the Moon series

There’s a new website that aims to introduce readers to the Girl on the Moon series, now that it’s almost complete. Visit girlonthemoon.scifijack.com and let me know what you think! As with this website it’s made possible by a WordPress theme by the folks at Themify.
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Published on November 25, 2018 12:34

November 22, 2018

Epigraph

Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt. –Horace, Epistles (They change their sky, not themselves, who cross the sea) Epigraph to Part Two of Interstellar Girl
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Published on November 22, 2018 19:29

November 20, 2018

99 cent Thanksgiving sale

Happy Thanksgiving! Get Girl on the Moon for just 99 cents in the Kindle Store this week. Ends November 26.
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Published on November 20, 2018 21:28

November 16, 2018

The Real Neil

Family and other candid photos of Neil Armstrong, including some bittersweet ones with Karen, who died in 1962 at the age of two.
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Published on November 16, 2018 23:18

November 15, 2018

Mike Griffin wants to go back to the moon, like, now

Former NASA administrator Michael Griffin doesn’t like all this hemming and hawing about getting back to the moon. I think 2028 is so late-to-need that it doesn’t even need to be on the table. Such a date does not demonstrate that the United States is a leader in anything. This is 2018. It took us […]
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Published on November 15, 2018 23:12

November 13, 2018

“Super Earth” Orbits Barnard’s Star

They think they’ve found a “super-Earth” orbiting Barnard’s Star, the closest single-star system to our sun. “Super-Earth” just means it’s big but not a gas giant. If it’s where they think it is, it gets about two percent of the energy from its star that the Earth gets from the sun, so while it might […]
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Published on November 13, 2018 23:19

November 10, 2018

How Many People You’d Need to Populate a New Planet

Someone figured out how many people you would need to send on the 6,000+ year journey to Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, in order to arrive with a genetically diverse complement that could populate an Earthlike planet there. The answer they came up with is 98, but there are different assumptions and […]
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Published on November 10, 2018 23:21

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