Friday, March 31, 2017

A is for Asteroid Mining #AtoZChallenge

Folks, we live in very exciting times! Private industry and governments will certainly expand our economy into space where a treasure trove of raw materials wait to be mined. 

Why? Because we are going to set up colonies on the moon, Mars, the asteroid belt and even minor planets like Ceres and possibly certain moons of Jupiter and Saturn. And we’ll need construction material to build the colonies. 

Asteroids consist of oxygen and silicon which are the two most abundant elements in the Earth's crust. Asteroids also contain metals: up to 80% iron and the rest a mixture of nickel, iridium, palladium, platinum, gold, magnesium and other precious metals. 

Soon, we will be able to capture asteroids and bring them into an orbit around Earth or crashed into the moon or Mars for easy mining.

Companies are also factoring in how to mine asteroids cleanly. We’ve done a pretty good job of trashing the Earth mining raw materials. Fortunately, this generation of deep space explorers want to make sure we don’t trash our solar system as we will certainly begin mining asteroids, comets and minor planets like Ceres. 

Question Do you have any concerns about capturing an asteroid and bringing it into orbit near Earth?

Here are a couple fun article to further expound on mining asteroids: 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Great and Powerful A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!

Well, I missed the great reveal. I thought it was March 27th but it was last week. 

Major derp. 

Anyway, here it is. My theme for the 2017 Blogging A to Z Challenge is:

Amazing Scientific Breakthroughs We Are On The Cusp of Discovering

Yes indeed people, there are so many truly incredible scientific breakthroughs in the fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy, medicine, biology, technology, and such. 

You will probably see in your life time (for better or worse) breakthroughs that will change your world in ways never imagined. Just think how much our world has changed in the last ten years. 

Folks, what we will see in the upcoming years will dwarf the changes we’ve seen in your lifetime! I’m looking forward to connecting and reconnecting with as many bloggers as I can! 

Question Are you participating in A to Z? If so, what is your theme? Best wishes to you for a smashing success!!!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Get Ready To Celebrate National Pi Day 2017!!!

On March 14, 1879 Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. We all recognize the iconic face and hair as well as his famous equation E = mc 2. 

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. 

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits. Reference 

National Pi Day is celebrated annually on March 14th. The earliest known official, or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium. The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations. 


And since science nerds rule the world, we are still celebrating National Pi Day and will continue to do so for all infiniti (no pun intended). 

Even if you hate math, you'll love Pi Day. Why? Because there's pie. 

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Pi Day Fun Fact Pi Day is celebrated around the world on March 14 or 3.14 and officially kicks off at 1:59 pm. Now do the math: when combined the date and time results in 3.14159, the approximate numerical value of pi.

Question What's you favorite pie? I know, I know, that's a tough one. Me, I'm going for the pizza pie from an Italian mom and pop restaurant with pepperoni and sausage.