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Space Engine – the universe simulator
“Billions of galaxies, each filled with billions of stars. Each star has its own unique planetary system that can be visited. Volumetric galaxies and nebulae are rendered in real-time. Real scales and distances, from rocks on a planet’s surface up to the incredibly huge cosmic voids: you have never imagined how vast the Universe truly is.”
videogames  simulation  astronomy 
27 days ago by basemaly
Prof Stephen Hawking's multiverse finale - BBC News
In his last paper, the Cambridge physicist tackles multiple universes and a cosmic paradox.
reality  astronomy  research 
10 weeks ago by basemaly
Putting Civilization in a Box Means Choosing Our Legacy
SpaceX launched a high-capacity, super-robust archive into space atop the Falcon Heavy rocket. The feat highlights the challenges of communicating across deep time and forces us to consider what we want to leave as a legacy.
storyResearch  memory  history  astronomy 
february 2018 by basemaly
China’s Race to Find Aliens First - The Atlantic
As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio dish for precisely that purpose.
scienceFiction  astronomy  storyResearch 
november 2017 by basemaly
At Least One Star Will Have a Very Close Encounter With Our Sun
The Sun is good. Without our hot, gas ball of a friend, we’d all be dead. More accurately, we would have never been born! So it’s a good thing that our Sun has escaped some very close encounters with other stars throughout its lifetime. But the danger isn’t over yet.
astronomy  scienceFiction  storyResearch  worldbuilding 
august 2017 by basemaly
Ask Ethan: Can Two Planets Share The Same Orbit? - Forbes
Not only is the answer yes, but there are three separate ways it could happen. Which one would you bet on?
astronomy  story  moon 
november 2015 by basemaly

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