I realize it’s been egregiously silent here at the Astrowright blog for some time. Apparently, I am not immune to the same disappointing (as a reader) dry spells experienced in/by so many other blogs I’ve followed during the years. (With grad school, teaching at CSN, my day-job working for DOE, a side-business or two in flux, moonlighting the occasional and […]
Read More The Antimatter Plot Thickens…
A red-letter day! The Antimatter Hazard Symbol I proposed nearly two years ago has found its first physical application! …Well, pseudo-physical, anyway. While the symbol, (which is based on internationally-accepted color coding in combination with Title 10 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Part 835, Subpart G posting guidelines,) has found its way into […]
Read More Antimatter Hazard Symbol pops up!
Those who have been long-time readers will remember a proposition I made for an antimatter hazard symbol (otherwise and less formally called a “warning sign”) back in May of 2010, which was based on currently-accepted international hazard symbology and color schemes. Well, to date, I am excited to report that the symbol has found some early […]
Read More Antimatter Hazard Symbol finds early adopters!
Here’s a recap of some of this summer’s greatest hits in space news that you might have missed: Water on Mars In an utterly tantalizing development, scientists analyzing imagery from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have announced what appears for all the world to be direct evidence of water on Mars! Because the MRO has […]
Read More Summer Hits: Martian Water, Asteroid Nukes, Orbital Antimatter!
As the most potent potential fuel we are familiar with at this stage in our development as a civilization, I think it’s time we talk about getting serious about Antimatter. For those unfamiliar, Antimatter is atomically identical to normal matter, but electrically (and subatomically) backward. Electrons become positrons, and protons become anti-protons, particles with opposite […]
Read More Proposing an Antimatter Hazard Symbol