Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Thursday Round-up

Science/Space
High Definition Video of the ISS from the Space Shuttle
NASA Solarsail Lost in Space
Saturn Stripped Icy Moon to Create Rings
Forests May be Detectable on Extrasolar Planets
First Exoplanet System Imaged
Voyager 1 has Outdistanced Solar Wind
Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010
First Evidence of Other Universes Found (!!)
Possible Ice Volcano on Titan
String Theory Fails First Experimental Test
Making Babies in Space Harder Than It Sounds

Scifi/Fantasy
The Future isn’t Dead.  We Simply Overtook it.
Where to Find Scifi/Fantasy Authors on Twitter
Interview with Holly Black (via YA Fantasy Guide)
Giveaway for Wild Cards Vol I
Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2010
Review of Mary Brennan’s A Star Shall Fall

Misc Books
10 Most Difficult Books to Write
Kids Books Jump Off the Page

Writing
Patricia Wrede Muses on Openings
Holiday Giveaway at Guide to Literary Agents 
What Can Be Learned from Indie Musicians and Music Blogs
Three One-liners to Write By

Randomness
Wikipedia article of the USS Constitution (still in the service of the USA 213 years after her initial launch)
Wikipedia article on the Mary Celeste (I’m not sure what my obsession with sailing ships is this week…)
Mid-20th Century Video about the Future of Highways (where’s my hovercar?)

Thursday Round-up

Science/Space
NASA Creates Material Ten Times Darker Than Black
Secret Space Plane Pictures
NASA Ejects Nanosatellite from a Microsatellite (With bonus spacesail)
Dark Matter Galaxies Orbit the Milky Way
Total Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice  (Mmm, the writer in me likes this a lot.)
First Carbon-Rich Planet Found (Trekkie!Me wonders what class of planet this would be.)
Pictures of the Falcon 9 Launch
360 Degree View of the Night Sky (This is truly amazing!)

Science Fiction/Fantasy
Blake Charlton wants input naming the third book of the Spellwright Trilogy
Tor/Forge is giving away a mystery box!
Steampunk.com wants nominations for the Steampunk Book of the Year
BBC making an adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Misc Books
Smashwords Author Primed to Make $25K This Year

Writing
Getting Google’s Attention for their New eBookstore
Out of the Slushpile: Getting Your Self-Pubbed Novel Noticed
How to Tell if You Should Cut That Scene
Three Signs Your Characters are Too Perfect