.The World with a Thousand Moons
Hamilton, Edmond Moore
Published: 1942 Categorie(s): Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction, Short Stories Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/32317
.About Hamilton: Edmond Moore Hamilton (October 21, 1904 - February 1, 1977) was a popular author of science fiction stories and novels during the mid-twentieth century. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was raised there and in nearby New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Lance Kenniston felt the cold realization of failure as he came out of
the building into the sharp chill of the Martian night. He stood for a
moment, his lean, drawn face haggard in the light of the two hurtling
He looked hopelessly across the dark spaceport. It was a large one, for
this ancient town of Syrtis was the main port of Mars. The forked light of
the flying moons showed many ships docked on the tarmac—a big liner,
several freighters, a small, shining cruiser and other small craft.
Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828–March 24, 1905) was a French
author who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for
novels such as Journey To The Center Of The Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand
Leagues Under The Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty
Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before
air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical
means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated
author in the world, according to Index Translationum. Some of his
books have been made into films.
WASHINGTON! I say Washington!"
Throughout a big shed, filled for the most part with huge pieces of machinery,
echoed the voice of Professor Amos Henderson. He did not look
up from a small engine over which he was bending.
"Washington! Where are you? Why don't you answer me?"
From somewhere underneath an immense pile of iron, steel and aluminum
came the voice of a colored man.
"Yas sir, Perfesser, I'se goin' t' saggasiate my bodily presence in yo'
contiguous proximity an' attend t' yo' immediate conglomerated prescriptions
at th' predistined period. Yas, sir!"...
In 1969, man travelled to the moon and back, using maths invented by
Kepler, Newton and Einstein to calculate trajectories hundreds of thousands
of miles long and spacecraft with less on-board computing power
than today’s pocket calculator.
Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice. This personal account of his field experiences on the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project reveals the influence the work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. Cassidy describes the hardships and dangers of fieldwork in a hostile environment, as well as the appreciation he developed for its beauty.
Humans have been exploring their world for thousands
of years. People love to discover and learn about new
places. Some of today's explorers are making exciting
new discoveries in space.
Many objects are found in the universe. These
include asteroids, planets, moons, comets, and stars.
Astronomers are scientists who study the objects in
space. People who travel to space to learn about it
are called astronauts.
For thousands of years, there have been widespread beliefs that moon cycles
affect human behavior. Specifically, people around the world believe that abnormal
human behavior peaks around the full moon, increasing the propensity for psychotic
disorders, violence, and other deviant behavior.
These beliefs can be traced all the way
to ancient Greece and Rome, throughout the Middle Ages, and to the present, where they
are commonly found in much professional folklore, most notably for the police and the
emergency and medical services.