Category Archives: Science

Lunar Legacies Live On

In honor of Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who recently passed away, I wanted to post this article which I found on the BBC a few months ago (I’ve been saving it). There is no atmosphere at all on the Moon, so … Continue reading

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Space Brothers and other fun

As folks here may recall, I am a fan of a certain manga called Space Brothers in Japan. There’s no English translation, but I read in Japanese to help my own language learning. Anyhow, I was in the US when … Continue reading

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Dog Days of Summer… In Japan

Hi folks, I am here in Japan. We had a very crazy, stressful day leading up to the trip due to bad luck, plus some lack of preparation, but the flight over was quite good. We flew with ANA this … Continue reading

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Welcome to Mars, Curiosity Rover!

Hi folks, I’ve been avidly following the Curiosity rover’s trip to Mars for the past few weeks, and as I write this, I’ve been watching the landing live on JPL TV. It’s been pretty exciting to watch. Up to eight … Continue reading

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Life on Pluto

Go then, there are other worlds than these. –Stephen King’s, “The Gunslinger“ I always like to explore strange new places, islands, planets, etc. The outer planets really fascinate me, including Pluto the dwarf-planet. By the way Pluto is called meiōsei … Continue reading

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And Here’s Another Mystery from Japan

Recently, I blogged about a mystery in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture regarding a “tomb of Jesus” there, but for scientists, their is an even bigger mystery in Japan from long ago. As the article explains, Earth is constantly hit by cosmic … Continue reading

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NASA: Another Day on the Job

Recently on Twitter, Astronaut and all-round nice guy Jack Fischer posted this photo on Twitter (used with permission): This is a Northrop T-38 Talon ramjet taken on a nice sunrise in Texas. The T-38 is a very popular jet airplane … Continue reading

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Just Another Day on Mars

I like following the Hi-RISE project on Twitter and such. Hi-RISE is a pair of satellites that orbit Mars and take very high-definition photos. Often times, they find interesting features that people didn’t notice before. This article shows a huge … Continue reading

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“Space Brothers” coming to the big screen!

I was very excited to hear from my wife a while back that one of my favorite Japanese manga, 宇宙兄弟 (uchū kyōdai) or “Space Brothers” is coming to the big screen in Japan. When I was first looking for Japanese … Continue reading

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Just Like Home: Martian Sand Dunes

I have been a little behind on the Astronomy front lately but I really enjoyed this article and wanted to share. This is a recent photo taken of Mars from orbit by HiRISE. It shows a huge sea of sand … Continue reading

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