Author Archives: Christian
Next stop: the Valles Marineris. Mind the gap.
Too hot. Too cold. Or juuuuust right? Young planets aren’t so comfy for young life forms. But hey, there’s the Earth. So, score one for biology…. Turns out young planets go through all kinds of spasms and hiccups on their … Continue reading
Nearest exoplanet (possibly) ID’d. Yay! Do I pack my exo-bags pronto? Sci Am sez chill out ’cause: insufficient data; may not be life-friendly; red dwarf stars throw more hissy-fit tantrums than Donald Trump; and finally, P-b may not really like… exist.
Still, Proxima b COULD be all kinds of exciting, providing a comfy habitable-zone home for all your fave off-world evo-devo fantasies. But we won’t know for a goodly while, so no need to send off your order for celebratory Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters … Continue reading
The ESO announces today what they’ve found orbiting Proxima Centauri. A new Earth right next door? Maybe could be…
Rumors say: the new guy is rocky, in the Goldilocks zone, & a mere 39.9 trillion miles away. So, yeah, basically in our back yard. Exo-deets to come….
We ALL want to meet advanced, hyper-wise alien space-dolphins wearing walksuits, right? I do! But some people, not so much….
Hope we find extraterrestrial life? Are you SURE you wanna go there? Personally, I’ve always looked forward to the day that SETI announces the BIG SIGNAL or whatever sort of answer we get from Great Out-There. But some thinkers think … Continue reading
Just in time for the solstice holidays: here’s a quick vid of the six horses that IERAL recently rescued enjoying their new home in our south pasture. Thanks to Karla S. for capturing their excitement at having room to run and grass to … Continue reading
This is really fun (for an author) to read: a review of “Under Nameless Stars” … Google-translated from a French review site.
Here’s the original on the French blog… https://leschroniquesaleatoiresblog.wordpress.com/2014/05/06/zenn-scarlett-t2-under-nameless-stars/ …which Google translates as “The Chronic Random Blog” – which I hope the Google lingua-gnomes nailed, ’cause it’s a majorly fabulous name. Zenn Scarlett (t2) : Under Nameless Stars 6 mai 2014 · par … Continue reading