the universe, being relatively small

the universe, being relatively small

I stumbled across a piece of beauty today… the universe, being relatively small, can’t seem to contain all my ideas, often, I think it’s far too small to fit both of us what we need is a multiverse full of quantum possibility and unloaded dice with infinite sides ready to be rolled what we need is myriad universei ready to grow or shrink to fill the needs of the people (no matter how small and petty they are) i like you quite a bit, so maybe we can have abutting universes with similar laws of gravity. I’d like to be close enough to drop by for cribbage and tea but far enough to keep the boundaries straight work with me here, it’s not easy being God. –Stephan Anstey I have always been fascinated by the idea of multiverses. So...

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Reaching into the Low Orbit Frontier

Reaching into the Low Orbit Frontier

One of the great things about working on Astronomy Cast is that sometimes I get to learn about things that I just didn’t fully appreciate in the past. Today I’m preparing for an episode on amateur/community spacecraft. I knew this was something that was going on, but I hadn’t appreciated the sheer diversity of missions that are in the works. In order to try and get my notes straight for today’s episode, I am going to summarize things here so that they are a resource for all of us. I’m sure this will be out of date very quickly, but hopefully it will help you appreciate everything as much as I now do. (image credit: NASA) ARKYD: The actual first public space telescope!  This project raised $1,505,366 with 17,614 backers, exceeding...

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Catching up on wishes – my bucket list

Catching up on wishes – my bucket list

Holy expletive, Batman – I just logged into my old Livejournal account to look up a 2004 bucket list that I posted. (copied here) I was looking it up because I wanted to see how my goals have changed, and see where I’ve succeeded in the nearly 10 years since I wrote it. All in all, I have to admit, I’ve done not too bad. Bucket List from March 2004 First there are the practical goals: 1) Pay off all my credit cards 2) Pay off my car (completed 12/10/2004) and outfit it with the “toys” I want (skid plate, fog lights, roof rack, solid doors, new paint). 3) Buy a house or condo (purchased 07/03/2006) Then there are the desires that may require money, but also require even more work on my part 1) I want another horse(bought 12/2008), and I want to...

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