How to Leave the Planet

You have been carefully selected as a totally random member of the Human Race. This chapter is for you. Before you read it: This chapter has been spontaneously generated by the PASSING ACQUAINTANCES OF THE EARTH computer. It will appear in this book when the computer judges that the Earth has passed the P.O.S.T.O.S.E.H. (Possibility of Sorting Things Out Sensibly… Read more →


Jellyfish Nebula or IC 443

IC 443, which is also known as the Jellyfish Nebula, is seen here as photographed by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). “IC 443 is the remains of a star that went supernova between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago,” NASA explains. “The blast from the supernova sent out shock waves that traveled through space, sweeping up and heating the surrounding… Read more →