Category Archives: Space

Some Game of Thrones Season 8 speculation

Let me indulge, purely for entertainment value, in some fan-speculation on what we will see on-screen after the Long Night is over and the final 6 episodes Of Game of Thrones are run in 2019. Let me first talk about … Continue reading

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Concept Split: Shockwaves!!!

If Rex can give us his guide to Gravitational Waves – a very impressive performance I have to say, then I can dust off an old document from my days at the ANU law school – in the late 1980s. Concept Split: … Continue reading

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The Rocket Equation’s never-ending tyranny

So the latest Scaled Composites/Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test flight has ended badly, killing one of its two test pilots. Meanwhile Orbital Sciences, another private space firm, suffered an expensive accident this week as well when one of its (unpeopled) Antares … Continue reading

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Passing round the hat

Here’s a great picture of the sub-assemblies of the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner – ok it’s a silly name, but it’s somehow fun to say). Its touted by Deloitte as an example of how disaggregated industries are. But looking at it … Continue reading

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Cassini takes some pretty pictures (and tarts them up)

From the Universe Today website. The Cassini mission has released some of the most detailed images of Saturn’s poles yet, revealing vast cyclones churning up the gas giant’s atmosphere in the north and south. These observations show very similar storms … Continue reading

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Money and Meteorites

Like a lot of modern libertarian types, my first in-depth exposure to economics came from the minority ‘Austrian School’ of economics. The Austrian school shares a lot in common with Chicagoan economics, but it parts ways with Chicago — and … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in the solar system

This is really something IMO, but if you want an eerie and remarkable experience, just left click on this 1 minute movie to download it and travel in silence with Cassini around Saturn. Awesome. PS: well you’ll ‘left click’ if … Continue reading

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