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Science Fiction & Fantasy Author James S. Aaron

Readings in Science Fiction & Fantasy | Notes in Progress

Nature.com: Rumours swell over new kind of gravitational-wave sighting

Astrophysicists may have detected gravitational waves last week from the collision of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy — and telescopes trained on the same region might also have spotted the event.

Source: Rumours swell over new kind of gravitational-wave sighting

What Made the Moon? New Ideas Try to Rescue a Troubled Theory | Quanta Magazine

Textbooks say that the moon was formed after a Mars-size mass smashed the young Earth. But new evidence has cast doubt on that story, leaving researchers to dream up new ways to get a giant rock into orbit.

Source: What Made the Moon? New Ideas Try to Rescue a Troubled Theory | Quanta Magazine

This Probe Might Investigate the Mysterious Ocean of Saturn’s Biggest Moon

Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is kind of like what you’d expect if Salvador Dali designed a planet. It has methane lakes, electrically charged sand, and allegedly, an ocean hiding under its crust. While the Cassini and Huygens spacecraft have revealed some of these mysteries to us, so many lingering questions about this weirdo moon remain.

Source: This Probe Might Investigate the Mysterious Ocean of Saturn’s Biggest Moon

National Geographic: Water Found Deep Inside the Moon

Satellite data suggest that water inside the moon is widespread, and that volcanic rocks may be a valuable resource for future explorers.

Source: Water Found Deep Inside the Moon– Get the Facts