Hubble Uncovers Black Hole Disk that Shouldn’t Exist | NASA

As if black holes weren't mysterious enough, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have found an unexpected thin disk of material furiously whirling around a supermassive black hole at the heart of the magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 3147, located 130 million light-years away.  The conundrum is that the disk shouldn't be there, based on current... Continue Reading →

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Space Travel – What good is it to the Human Race?

Yesterday NASA completed a successful test of the abort system of the Orion spacecraft, this is just one headline in a whole list of announcements in space exploration. Whether it's Space X, NASA or Blue Origin someone, somewhere is heading back to the Moon with a view to getting to Mars. https://youtu.be/4rfsDMGplZU But why?Many say... Continue Reading →

Even the Insignificant has Significance

I've often portrayed this universe as so immense, humanity so small.Insignificant.So what's the point?If we're so small and the universe so big why do we struggle to achieve and create?Just remember... Solar Eclipse - No credit claimed on Image - Credit NASA Even a world as insignificant as the Moon can block out the mighty... Continue Reading →

Weekly Orbit – Blog Date 26-2019

The Beginning of Infinite Hi there bloggies! I'm back!For those of you that weren't about last week I'll just update you with a few things. Firstly this is not Planet Simon anymore - the name of the blog has changed to Beyond the Infinite and as I explained it's been a long time coming. My... Continue Reading →

Invader

This is my entry for June's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Corona. Andit stopped for a moment, the mid morning sun sun forcing him to take off his jacket and tie it round his waist. Even with the forest as some shelter the heat would soon become too much... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Infinite

In 2001 a Space Odyssey Dave Bowman leaves the spaceship Discovery and enters the Monolith star gate. This chapter of the book is called Beyond the Infinite. That's the name that I chose to re-name this blog to - ditching the old name of Planet Simon and creating a whole new identity for this blog.... Continue Reading →

Weekly Orbit – Blog Date 25-2019

Planet Simon - The end and a New Beginning Hi there bloggies! I'm back!Those of you that are regular bloggies will have known that I've not been about for a couple of weeks. There's a few reasons for this most of which is that I've been doing stuff and secondly I've been working out what... Continue Reading →

Capsule Echo

This is my entry for May's Blog Battle - the theme or word for this month is Airtight. There was no light, just the darkness of the space around him. The only sensation that Mitchell knew was his breath. In... out... in... out. Thank God I'm breathing his mind started coming around. Then there were... Continue Reading →

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