2 November 2011
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The little ship that could

I’ve been busy working on my new app, but I’ve still found time to give Solar Explorer some love. This version includes a model of a small spacecraft called New Horizons that’s on a long, one way journey to the stars, following in the giant footsteps of Voyager I and II. In 2015 New Horizons […]


24 August 2011
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Solar Explorer
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The day the Solar System lost a planet

I can’t believe that five years ago today, the 24th of August, Pluto was demoted from planet to the category of dwarf planet. Pluto is not a big object, and since it’s discovery in 1930 we’ve found a number of other objects that are of a similar size, or even larger. If Pluto is considered […]


20 August 2011
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Solar Explorer
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Catching up with Cassini

Cassini has to considered to be the quiet achiever of space probes. It left Earth in 1997, arriving at Saturn in 2004. After Huygens touched down on Titan, Cassini has largely been forgotten by the public while superstars like the Voyager twins set new distance and longevity records, and the Spirit and Opportunity rovers discover […]