Blog Hibernation

As you have noticed, this blog is no longer updated. I’m busy working but also reading all books and blogs out there. There are also plenty of movies and podcasts to watch or listen to. I will still update the below pages if you’re interested in what I’m following and reading online:

Space News – Sites, blogs and podcasts. More than I have time for.

Space Exploration – Unmanned space exploration.

The Night Sky – Get out there, watch it live!

Following all those sites, blogs and podcasts is what’s keeping me busy. And a few books and movies of course. I never intended to write articles of my own but to guide you to what is the most interesting in the ocean of information. This is it. Check out the above links and you’ll probably be as busy as I am. A good start but then you’re on your own 🙂

Last tip: WordPress! Full of excellent blogs:

The Science Geek

Aperture Astronomy

Seeking Delphi

Rationalising the Universe

Kiteba

False Steps

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Science Talks

If you want to learn about science, space and astronomy the internet could be your best friend. The SETI Institute have their equivalent to TED Talks Science. Free science lectures not only about finding life in the universe but also about space exploration and astronomy in general. Great educational material by astronomers available for everyone. At the moment they have nearly 200 lectures.

SETI Institute: SETI Talks | Youtube channel

TED Talks Science

Not only are there lectures to watch, there are a few really good pod casts to listen to. Please check my Space News section where you find pod casts like these:

The Big Picture (also from the SETI Institute)

Planetary Radio

TMRO

And if you like to read there is of course the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia:

Space Portal | Astonomy Portal

Was the Viking Fimbulwinter real?

Viking mythology says that there will be a long winter before Ragnarök, the end of the world. Long as three normal winters but with no summer in-between. After that winter there would be war. Maybe this Fimbulwinter really happened and inspired the mythology? In the year 536 there was a volcano eruption covering the sky and blocking the sun (and probably another eruption 540). Harsh years followed and crops failed. A lot of people died, not just in the Nordics. We’re just learning more about this event.

Smithsonian: Sixth-Century Misery Tied to Not One, But Two, Volcanic Eruptions

The Telegraph: Did American volcanos trigger the fall of the Roman Empire?

Wikipedia: Extreme weather events of 535-536 | Fimbulwinter | Caldera

Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species

SpaceX and Elon Musk has now presented their vision of making humans a multiplanetary species. Based on the new rocket engine Raptor the Interplanetary Transport System will take 100 people to Mars.

SpaceX pictures at Flickr

The Verge: SpaceX articles

Space.com: SpaceX’s Mars colonization in images

Video below: SpaceX’s Interplanetary Transport System:

SpaceX: www.SpaceX.com | SpaceX @ Youtube | SpaceX @ Flickr | Elon Musk @ Twitter

Wikipedia: SpaceX | Elon Musk | Mars | Raptor rocket engine | Interplanetary Transport System | Mars Colonization

Juno will soon arrive at Jupiter

Last summer we followed New Horizons visiting Pluto. Now NASA is at it again. The Juno Mission will reach Jupiter on 4th of July. It will not just fly by but orbit Jupiter for more than a year. You can follow the adventure at NASA or Space.com among other sites.

NASA: Juno Mission | Twitter | NASA TV schedule and links | Juno paper model

Space.com: Closing in on Jupiter | Latest News | Complete Mission Coverage

The Verge: NASA’s Juno spacecraft will soon reach Jupiter

Apple:  Destination: Jupiter – Inspired by NASA’s Juno mission

Wikipedia: Juno

More from Space.com: A history of nine space probes