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Mars Moons Orbit

Perhaps inspired by Kepler (and quoting Kepler’s third law of planetary motion), Jonathan Swift’s satire Gulliver’s Travels (1726) refers to two moons in Part 3, Chapter 3 (the “Voyage to Laputa”), in which Laputa’s astronomers are described as having discovered […]

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Space Shuttle Weight Tons

The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system that was operated from 1981 to 2011 by the U. S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of the Space Shuttle program. Its official program name […]

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Red Dwarf TV Show

The main setting of the series is the eponymous mining spaceship Red Dwarf. In the first episode, set sometime in the late 22nd century, an on-board radiation leak kills everyone except lowest-ranking technician Dave Lister, who is in suspended animation […]

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Light Side of the Moon NASA

George Lucas created the concept of the Force to address character and plot developments in Star Wars (1977). He also wanted to “awaken a certain kind of spirituality” in young audiences, suggesting a belief in God without endorsing any specific […]