I love reading non-fiction books, especially those on science. That should explain why I always expected and was excited to receive encyclopedias as my birthday gifts from my parents. Every year they would give me some series of books or some huge encyclopedia, mostly on science. I told you I am a nerd 😀
This year I read two great non-fiction books which I just loved.
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Author: Mike Brown
Let’s look at some moons this time. I got a chance to click some pics of our moon sometime back when it was almost full moon and again recently just few days back. Like somebody suggested last time, I should probably name this series as sci-pho, since most of the time I end up with some pics I clicked.
Jupiter’s moons are more interesting compared to our dead moon, with no geological activity on it. Io has active volcanoes that keep ejecting Sulphur Dioxide. Europa has icy surface, below which water might exist. Neptune’s moon Triton is another interesting moon, which has geysers that eject Nitrogen. Moons of the outer planets are much more interesting than the planets themselves. Recently Gliese 581g planet was in news since scientists predicted that it might be habitable. But then another scientist gave a statement saying it may not be completely true. Let’s see what else we are going to discover in future 🙂
Who : Avada
What : Planetary Missions
Spicy : Avada has a geeky post after a long time in her own words and we liked it. It is a post about the planetary missions which have been sent to the space from the earth. A very well researched post and a sure read.
Long time and no geeky post from my side! Let me start with one here.
Our ancestors observed the night sky and we had always wondered about moon. Now that we know there is nothing on moon, not even an atmosphere, we are kind of sure there is no life on moon. The next target for these days has been Mars, the only planet which “might” have life on it, other than Earth and we have seen lot of hype about the missions to mars like Mars Rover et al. And it is a confirmed news that humans are going to land on Mars in the beginning of the next decade.. Awesome, isn’t it? Let me dedicate this post to the Apollo 11 mission (when man first landed on moon), which completed 40 years of moon landing recently!!!
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”, as Neil Armstrong rightfully said.