A Common Sense Guide to Planet Nine

Earlier this week the California Institute of Technology announced that they had possibly discovered a new planet in the far, far distant reaches of the solar system. This has prompted wave three of the protests regarding Pluto’s planetary status, and mountains of speculation regarding the object itself. All the important information is located in the […]

Where Science Meets Games

This is the 21st century and we’re all glued to our phones, tablets, and computers. By the 22nd century we plan to be wired directly in, but for now we have to settle for a visual connection instead of a neural one. These devices we use to augment our own potential reality are capable of […]

October 24th, 1851 – The Moons of Uranus

On October 24th, 1851, British astronomer William Lassell discovered the moons Umbriel, and Ariel, orbiting Uranus.

August 12th, 1877 – Martian Moon Discovered!

In the 1870’s the lead authority on Mars was not H.G. Wells; it was American astronomer Asaph Hall who discovered the Martian moon Deimos on August 12th, 1877.

April 5th, 1804 – Meteor Targets Glasgow!

The High Possil meteorite fell on the morning of Thursday, April 5th, 1804, in a quarry near High Possil, on the northern outskirts of Glasgow. The High Possil meteorite is one of only four ever to have been found in Scotland – the others being the Perth meteorite of 1830, and the Strathmore meteorite, which […]

This Day in History – March 13th, 1781

On March 13th, 1781, during his search for double stars, William Herschel noticed an object appearing as a nonstellar disk. Herschel originally thought it was a comet or a star. He made many more observations of it, and afterwards Russian Academician Anders Lexell computed the orbit and found it to be probably planetary. Herschel determined in agreement that […]

Sunday Summary – February 1st, 2015

So what did you miss this week? Monday, January 26th, Australia rebelled over rum, the Weird Review reported on Pirates and Wenches, we revealed the list of Registered Airships for the 2015 Symposium Games, and this week saw the start of the Nerd’s Domain Call of Cthulhu podcast joining the Pandora Society.   Tuesday, January 27th, Edison patents his lightbulb design, the Symposium […]

This Day in History – January 31st, 1862

A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter. They are very dense; a white dwarf’s mass is comparable to that of the Sun, and its volume is comparable to that of the Earth. Its faint luminosity comes from the emission of stored thermal energy. The nearest known […]

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