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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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Hubble snaps new hi-res photo of Jupiter

Jupiter, as seen by Hubble in 2020
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Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to take a new global image of Jupiter, aimed to provide an global census of the gas giant’s storm systems.

This latest image of Jupiter, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope on August 25, 2020, was captured when the planet was 406 million miles from Earth. Hubble’s sharp view is giving researchers an updated weather report on the monster planet’s turbulent atmosphere, including a remarkable new storm brewing, and a cousin of the famous Great Red Spot region gearing up to change color – again.

The moon seen to the left is Europa. Hubble takes annual images of the planets outward from Earth in order to provide scientists this global view.

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5 comments

  • Max

    I keep wondering if the great red spot, Jupiters other South Pole, is responsible for Io’s volcanoes. The strong magnetic flux inducing heat as the moon passes.
    There’s good reason to believe that Europa might be liquid under the ice for the same reason. Future home of the Jovian moon mining consortium refueling station…

  • sippin_bourbon

    Continental Amalgamated, mining on Io.
    (Outland, 1981).

    —————————————-

    Beautiful picture.

  • James Street

    Last month during the Republican National Convention (RNC) the humor/parody site The Babylon Bee came up with this article:

    RNC Surprise: Trump Announces Space Force Has Defeated Jupiter
    “I know what the main thing is worrying all Americans right now,” Trump told a crowd of supporters who were neither wearing masks nor socially distancing, since that’s for sissies. “You’re worried that lurking out there is our greatest enemy, the planet Jupiter. You no longer need to worry, because it has been defeated!”
    https://babylonbee.com/news/rnc-surprise-trump-announces-space-force-has-defeated-jupiter

  • wayne

    Outland (1981)
    –the first 9 minutes-
    https://youtu.be/-J8mOOtS7XI
    9:00

  • born01930

    With clarity like that from Hubble, how large would the mirror need to be to make Europa as clear? I read once somewhere we could possibly make and place telescopes large enough on the moon to see continents on eco-planets. Maybe I mis-remember

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