Respect those distant Suns, gentle wanderer

To me it seems, that to catalog a star as a number is almost an insult. It stupefies the importance, the millions of mysteries hitherto ignored by mankind regarding that particular star. It’s not just a star you are labeling, but a complex system of planets, asteroids, comets, stars (if binary system) etc. The star…

Voyager 1 and 2: Floating museums of discovery

On September 5, 1977 NASA launched it’s first Voyager probe into space. For the first time it would get a close up view of Jupiter and Saturn. It revealed that the moons of Jupiter and Saturn were in fact geologically active, even more so than Mercury, Venus and Mars. Voyager 2 was later launched but…

Sputnik 1: First artificial Satellite

On October 4, 1957 the first satellite was launched into space. This was the first time in human history that an object had been launched into orbit around the earth. News of the launch sent shock-waves across the international community. Americans were terrified of the idea of a Soviet robot tumbling over their heads every…

Vostok 1: First Man in Space

On April 12, 1961 Soviet spacecraft Vostok 1 sent Yuri Gagarin to space for the first time in human history. “During prelaunch preparations, it was decided to paint “СССР” on Gagarin’s helmet in large red letters as a form of identification after landing so that any local police or security personnel who spotted him would…

Evolutions True Purpose

All of natural evolution is nature trying to find a dominant intelligent species smart enough to prevent it’s own mass extinction event, and to take evolution into it’s own hands. Over billions of years of evolution, after countless mass extinction events, this is the inevitable type of organism to survive past it’s own would be extinction…