Tag Archives: space travel

Travel to the end of the Universe

About a week ago, I had a contest on io9 calling for questions about the universe. I got one that seems, on first blush, to be kind of silly, but on further inspection is kind of awesome. Cameron asks: What … Continue reading

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Another technical post – on time and constant acceleration

For those of you who missed it, a week ago I wrote a post in which I discussed how long it might take to get to the newly discovered exoplanet Gliese 581g.  There was a ton of interest from other … Continue reading

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A very technical post on matter-antimatter propulsion

There has been a ton of traffic based on a previous post that I wrote about an imagined trip to Gliese 581g.  A number of sources (Discover, slashdot, even io9 to some degree) seemed to suggest that I was optimistic … Continue reading

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Full Impulse on my mark… engage!

There has been a ton of chatter on the interwebs about yet another potentially habitable planet in the Gliese 581 system, approximately 20.5 light years from earth.  This one, Gliese 581g, was discovered by the Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey using Keck.  … Continue reading

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