Earlier today Starwars.com released the cover for the highly anticipated fifth book in the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi series, "Allies" by Christie Golden. The book will be released in June of 2010 so there is no synopsis yet, but the cover truly makes the imagination wonder where we are all headed in this series!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I saw the original photo (left) on NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" and could not resist. It seems Target has set some new goals...to take over MERCURY! Science Fiction? Fantasy? Reality? Dun dun duuunnnnnnn.
Here is a little blurb from the NASA website in regard to the original photo of "A Double Ring Basin on Mercury":
"What caused the smooth floor inside the double ringed basin on Mercury? No one is sure. The unusual feature spans 160 kilometers and was imaged during the robotic MESSENGER spacecraft's swing past our Solar System's innermost planet last week. Double and multiple ringed basins, although rare, have also been imaged in years past on Mars, Venus, Earth, and Earth's Moon. Mercury itself has several doubles, including huge Caloris basin, Rembrandt basin, and enigmatic Raditladi basin. Most large multiple ringed basins on planets and moons are caused initially by a forceful impact by a single asteroid or comet fragment. One interesting feature of the above-imaged double ring is that the basin center appears much smoother than the region between the rings. Possibly, the internal floor was smoothed by later volcanic activity. Also possible, however, is that the floor was smoothed by melting and flowing of material upon impact. MESSENGER has now completed its last flyby of Mercury but will return and attempt to enter orbit in 2011 March."
Monday, October 5, 2009
Wow! It's been a month since my last post! Shame on me! Sometimes I feel like I am repeating the same things over and over, but free books are free books and I must bring them to you! If you haven't checked out the Suvudu Free Book Library recently they have just released three more books in multiple digital formats including PDF, Kindle, Sony Reader, BN.com and Scribd!
For October 2009 Suvudu brings us:
"Starfist: First to Fight" by David Sherman and Dan Cragg
"The Demon Awakens" by R.A. Salvatore
Not new books by any means but FREE and a wonderful way to enjoy books that you have not had the chance to for whatever reason. And did I mention FREE!? Enjoy!