SCIENCE! Opportunity and Spirit in “10 Years a Martian”
Ten years ago today, the Opportunity rover landed on Mars. In this newly released retrospective, NASA engineers reflect on the challenges they’ve faced keeping this intrepid little rover roving well beyond its original 90-day mission.
Someone found the Hidden Rebel Bass.
I would learn to play bass just to play those. That’s sad.
Sweet jesus, they are magnificent.
Update #1: A small collection of my book has been accepted to Effete Scribbler and is up on the site with a downloadable link! Check it out!
Okay, this just in:
Yours Truly has been, over the last four years, compiling his creative (poetry) work into an unabridged manuscript for publication! The photo here is the front cover. The completed project will come to you as a digital ebook and will be available on Kindle—the dates of which are at this moment TBA. However, many of these works have been accepted and presented at literary undergraduate conferences and conventions including:
- 2011 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference
- 2011 Texas Heritage Music Foundation Slam Poetry Contest
- 2011 Robert P. Hallman Chautauqua Lecture Series
- 2013 Texas Writer’s Conference
And the most recent acceptance:
- 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Convention
All of these will be designated in the book as well as a foreword by Tumblr’s famous Chelsea Marie
Stay tuned here for more information!
EDIT: Update #1
The Fundamental Particles of Nature
Inflation and the multiverse:
About a week ago, Peter Coles, another cosmology blogger (who also happens to be my boss’ boss’ boss - or something), wrote a post expressing confusion about the association of inflation with the multiverse. His post was a reaction to a copy of a set of lectures posted on the arXiv by Alan Guth, one of the inventors ofinflation (and discoverer of the name). Guth’s lectures claimed, in title and abstract, that there is a very obvious link between inflation and a multiverse. Peter had some strong comments to make about this, including the assertion that at some points he’s inclined to believe that any association between inflation and a multiverse is no different to a thought pattern of: quantum physics —-> woo —-> a multiverse!