The ABCs of NASA

With satellite images and photos taken by astronauts, NASA has released its own stunning version of the ABCs


It’s not rocket science—but then again, it sort of is. Adam Volland, a technical writer at NASA—you know, the people who put Americans into space—was peering at satellite images over a wildfire in Canada when he noticed it: A little letter V. The next logical step? Finding the other 25 letters of the alphabet from images of the Earth, of course.

The photos Volland curated cover a range of places across the Earth, from Kyrgyzstan to the United States, and feature everything from clouds to phytoplankton blooms.

Related: From the moon to Mars, read Maclean’s Space Issue, guest-edited by Chris Hadfield


The ABCs of NASA

  1. I should be able to come up with a list of target technologies and also what to avoid. They say it is important to make sure there are no hidden AIs out to 3M kms. They can’t take care of anything closer without making ships visible. The AI could be hidden in dust. It could use magical technologies like shields with anti-time and the ability to teleport faster than light, like the ship in 5th Element. The giant lens that is placed at mercury orbit is 80% silicon, 1.2% metal, and the rest mostly anti-matter that somehow functions to turn charcoal into diamond heat spreaders for the entangled neutrino sensor satellite. When neutrinos impact, they lose “coherence”. They impact all the time near the Sun. Away from the Sun, our neutrino sensor might function into the Oort cloud. There should be 3 looking at Earth/Moon and two in the Oort Cloud. NASA can beat Earth in 2150, or 2130 if I get my way.
    Clearly, anti-matter is important, and so is neutrino science. Apparently neutrinos from entangled baryons (proton for example) will be entangled. Controlling the direction of neutrinos may also lead to propulsion. So, there is a large need for entangled photon and entangled particle research not using diamonds. Neutrinos from the Sun will not be entangled. Somehow, it is possible to shield or divert most products of antimatter-matter explosions except for neutrinos. It would take 10 years of N.American auto plants to make a giant bird zoo that preserves 10% of their numbers. NASA can locate their nesting sites. I suppose the Lunar Manufacturing for the lens that turns charcoal into diamonds suggests the Moon over Mars, but there is a lot of basic neutrino science needed to confirm these tales, tales like what Asimov heard…

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