May 26, 2017

Weekend Reads - RAW 170526


This week we is very science heavy since I've been reading a lot of Astronomy and Space articles. But at the end there's an article on writing your first novel. Of special interest this last week is that Tabbies Star is staring to dim again so a lot of telescopes are trained in that direction.

If you haven't seen my latest video yet, I discuss Tabbies Star and a possible scenario about what could be happening alone with a novel Pandoras Star by Peter F Hamilton, it's worth a look.

There's also my latest articles:



So when it's time to relax this weekend, grab your favourite beverage and enjoy exploring the galaxy with the following articles




The perplexing cosmic object known as "Boyajian's star" is once again exhibiting a mysterious pattern of dimming and brightening that scientists have tried to explain with hypotheses ranging from swarms of comets to alien megastructures.

When NASA announced its discovery of the TRAPPIST-1 system back in February it caused quite a stir, and with good reason. Three of its seven Earth-sized planets lay in the star's habitable zone, meaning they may harbour suitable conditions for life. But one of the major puzzles from the original research describing the system was that it seemed to be unstable.<\b>

A recent study on a space anomaly that has perplexed scientists for years has some suggesting that it could be explained by a parallel "bubble universe" — although there are other, more standard potential explanations, as well

An interstellar thruster, a Martian farming kit and an artificial gravity lift are just three of NASA’s latest investments. The space agency has announced funding for 22 projects that could help astronauts venture further into space than ever before. Some of the designs aid NASA’s plans to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, while others may support later missions to different solar systems.

Netflix seems to really be on an ‘80s kick lately, as in addition to the upcoming sophomore season of Stranger Things the streaming giant has just announced new series that’s a prequel to Jim Henson’s cult classic The Dark Crystal.

Assaph Mehr is a software product manager who moonlights as an urban fantasy novelist. Here is everything Mehr learned on the path to becoming an author — from the actual writing to publishing and marketing the finished work. If you think you have a novel buried inside you, this guide will help you get it out.




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