Monthly Archive: January 2015

All the (Egyptian) names of Rosetta

Not happy with having discovered many of the secrets of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko thanks to the Rosetta mission and its Philae probe, ESA-Rosetta team scientists have also engaged in a naming exercise, and identified 19 regions on the surface of the comet…
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Book Review – The Lives of Tao, by Wesley Chu

That SF is becoming less anglocentric is an exciting and much-welcomed novelty, and I’m not talking here (just) about language, but also culture and tropes.  It often results in a fascinating and compelling mix of different worlds and traditions, like in the case…
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The myth of Planet X

…which is maybe not a myth after all. When I have written some time ago about Nemesis, or the Death Star, in fiction and in conspiracy theories, I have briefly mentioned Planet X. Historically, this name has been given to two…
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