Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.


He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit.
 

3D image of Ryugu

The lead guitarist of the rock band Queen, Brian May, is also an astronomer, and he has taken Hayabusa-2’s first full close-up image of Ryugu and produced a 3D image of the asteroid.

If you have red/blue 3D glasses you should definitely click on the link and view the image. The asteroid appears much more elongated back to front than it appears in the flat image.

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3 comments

  • Col Beausabre

    You can get 3-D glasses on Amazon for around $8 and E-Bay has ’em for around $3. BTW, he’s a better astronomer than musician.

  • wayne

    Not a huge fan Queen fan myself, but May does have a PhD and a personal fortune north of $150 million.

    Col Beausabre–
    try 7-11 as well.

  • BSJ

    Doesn’t take an Astronomer with a PhD to create anaglyphs.

    Only takes Photoshop or even Freeware programs to do it.

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