Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Engineering Pop Culture!

Diamond planet – black hole eats star – life on Mars – lots more “stuff”

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 2
Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: Diamond planet – black hole eats star – life on Mars – lots more “stuff”
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2011 1:45:39 PM
NO RATINGS
I've read so many science fiction books on this sort of thing. On the one hand we have stories like "The Forge of God" and "Anvil of Stars" by Greg Bear - the idea here is that the reason we don't hear anything from other civilizations is that there are predators out there so anyone with a brain keeps their heads down and their mouths shut (as it were). Then we have books like "Contact" by Carl Sagan and "Cradle" by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee which pose much more "friendly" scenarios. Two of my favorite "First Contact" books are "Footfall" and "The Mote in God's Eye" by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. And one of my all-time favorites is "Songs from the Stars" by Norman Spinrad. I'm sorry .. .what were we talking about? (grin)

Douglas442
User Rank
Rookie
re: Diamond planet – black hole eats star – life on Mars – lots more “stuff”
Douglas442   8/30/2011 5:48:52 AM
NO RATINGS
A diamond planet? Hmmm... Might be scenic... ...but, honestly, I'd think twice before booking a ride on the tour bus for that one!

ReneCardenas
User Rank
Rookie
re: Diamond planet – black hole eats star – life on Mars – lots more “stuff”
ReneCardenas   8/29/2011 10:52:34 PM
NO RATINGS
Max, Even if we can only receive photons that provide us more detail of the far reaches, it is so cool the panoramas and exciting views that new futuristic telescopes will provide. Hubble provided us with just a glimpse of the vast space. I wonder if we ever can reach transmission and engage with another civilization into an intelligent conversation, without the paranoia of the aborigine Indians of the Americas, in our earlier evolution times.

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Blogger
re: Diamond planet – black hole eats star – life on Mars – lots more “stuff”
Max The Magnificent   8/29/2011 5:32:49 PM
NO RATINGS
There is so much out there that it makes my head hurt -- but it's also so exciting -- and so full of wonder -- I remember when I first heard that they had discovered ice in some of the craters on the moon (where the crater wall blocks the sunlight and prevents it from melting the ice) and I thought "YES! Now we can build a base on the moon" ... and I still live in hope that this will happen ... I would love to have a faster-than-light spaceship and to be able to roam the universe (or even just our galaxy) looking at the different solar systems and planets up close ... Oh well, back to my Dr. Who DVDs... :-)

wilber_xbox
User Rank
Manager
re: Diamond planet – black hole eats star – life on Mars – lots more “stuff”
wilber_xbox   8/29/2011 5:15:12 PM
NO RATINGS
this surely is interesting stuff.

<<   <   Page 2 / 2
Most Recent Comments
didymus7
 
cd2012
 
GerryWood
 
prabhakar_deosthali
 
prabhakar_deosthali
 
prabhakar_deosthali
 
stevestark002
 
David Ashton
 
R_Colin_Johnson
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll