Category Archives: Space

Galactic scales

According to what I found on Wolfram Alpha… Earth and Venus (our nearest planetary neighbor) don’t get much less than 0.3 AU apart. In kilometers, that’s 45 million. Earth’s diameter is 12,735 kilometers, so the ratio of that distance to Earth’s diameter … Continue reading

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Farewell, Atlantis

Flying Dream by fortyeridania, on the occasion of the final shuttle mission   Weightless by design, the end of striving has arrived Life’s bigger from up here, but everything in it has shrunk Curious, but not enough to start an … Continue reading

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