This short piece has been written for the November 2018 Blog Battle. To find out more click the link: https://rachaelritchey.com/2018/11/08/blogbattle-educate/ The word for the month is EDUCATE. SOL670 Olympus Colony: "Colony Log Commander James O'Neill: NASA are sending me a priority message on the secure comms channel in about five minutes. I'm not sure what to... Continue Reading →
Hi there bloggies - happy Monday! Ok - let me get this out of the way now... sorry. I said I had a few things to post and all I can do is apologise becasue I ran out of week. The way things are going I'm likely to run out of week this week too!... Continue Reading →
NASA Had High-Res Images of the Moon in the '60s, So Why Couldn't We See Them? | @curiositydotcom https://curiosity.com/topics/nasa-had-high-res-images-of-the-moon-in-the-60s-so-why-couldnt-we-see-them-curiosity?utm_source=androidapp
Hi there bloggies! Here we and the Planet Simon blog orbit completes another trip around the blogoshpere.What's new this week - well it's mixed. In terms of what went up on my blog - not a lot, I posted some space stuff on Friday just because but apart from that not much.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped scientists get a better idea of the size of 'Oumuamua — the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. Source: NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua No ownership claimed on images or materials: Credit NASA
An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
A great post from Rebecca on using Gimp to create fantasy maps.
At the end of September, I put up online a map (see below) I had created for my WIP fantasy series Graceborn. I was touched by everyone’s enthusiasm for my map, and I received a LOAD of questions about how I made it! So here it is—the post I promised on how to make a map like mine.
First off, a preliminary note: the program I used is called GIMP (more details below). This post is not a step-by-step guide on how to use GIMP, because there are WAY better sources of information out there on that. I have included one such video tutorial in this post, which I relied upon heavily while creating my map, and you might find useful. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this, and I’d love to hear from you if you make your own fantasy maps!!
Step 1 – Sketch your map…
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Hi there bloggies! Here we and the Planet Simon blog orbit completes another trip around the blogoshpere. I don't know about you guys but the impending sight of the end of 2018 is bringing all kind of business and stuff that's making spare time hard to find. I'm trying to ignore Christmas but this is... Continue Reading →
As my regular bloggies know I've been messing about with art work for over a year now and with this I've been sketching out ideas and transferring them to digital and doing fun things. But I've also wanted to improve my sketching. So I've looked on Youtube on how to draw the human face and... Continue Reading →
Gimp - Gnu Image Manipulation Program, an open source program that like Photoshop is able to do amazing things with graphics and photo's. Unlike Photoshop it costs nothing and it's feature set is still comparable. This is a series of posts I've created on how Gimp can be used to help create worlds and give... Continue Reading →
NASA's Dawn mission is over after 11 years. The only spacecraft to have orbited two worlds runs out of fuel: via NASA’s Dawn Mission to Asteroid Belt Comes to End | NASA net Simon Also find Planet Simon on Twitter Come and visit find me on my Planet Simon Facebook Page Find some of my... Continue Reading →
NEW PORTION IN BOLD Join us for a progressive writing experiment! Laura from www.todaysdose.wordpress.com and Simon from Planet Simon came up with the idea that we work together on a story 'seed' and let it out into the blogoshpere she has begun the story with only a few paragraphs and a title, I've added a little... Continue Reading →
Hi there bloggies! Another week begins and another blog obit comes around again., there's not long to go until the end of the year. I know that you don't really want to hear this, I don't either but you know these are the facts. What could the new year bring? What new goals could there... Continue Reading →
Join us for a progressive writing experiment! I have begun the story with only a few paragraphs and a title. Let's see where this goes! Laura, guest writer from http://www.todaysdose.wordpress.com She put her face upwards and let the warm water of the shower run over, into her hair, down her body, and around her feet.... Continue Reading →