Author Commander Exorcist

  • First Exoplanets Photographed Around Sun-like Star

    Astronomers have captured the first ever snapshot of multiple exoplanets orbiting a Sun-like star!

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  • Venus is Geologically Active!

    Turns out that Venus is not such a lifeless world after all. Well, in terms of geologic activity that is. New research has revealed at least 37 geologically active locations across the planet’s surface.

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  • JWST Launch Delayed...again

    Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), to absolutely no one’s surprise, has been delayed once again. This time the telescope is delayed from March 2021 to October 2021 due to a combination of technical difficulties and everyone’s favorite 2020 boogeyman: the CoronaVirus™.

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  • Welcome Home, nightShifted Astronomy!

    Some people know that from 2006-2012 I ran an amateur astronomy blog called nightShifted Astronomy at www.nightshifted.com. I still own the domain, but the blog has been dead for years due to some personal issues that took me away from astronomy as a hobby for a bit. I am pleased today to announce that nightShifted Astronomy is reborn here on my personal site along with my other content.

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  • Mission Update - The Journey Continues

    It’s been a very long time since I posted anything on this blog. There are many reasons for that, but I’m not interested in burdening my audience with my own personal problems. God knows that each of us carry enough weight on our shoulders as it is. So, I’ll just say that I don’t know when I’ll get back to writing here regularly. I’d lay out some kind of master plan, list of ideas, or my estimated full return, but that’s no good, especially with a heart and mind in such flux.

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  • Complete Gallery Overhaul

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  • Expedition Unknown 3306 - Binary Water World

    Expedition Unknown is in full swing as the Nightwish traveled to the top of the galactic plane where we’re setting our sights on several waypoints designed to take us around the galactic edge and back to The Bubble later this year.

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  • Expedition Unknown - Damage Report

    As with most things, it’s easy to get complacent when traveling the galaxy in Elite Dangerous. I mean, I’ve been doing this religiously for two years now so you’d think that I would know better, right? Well, it’s not that simple. As my friend CMDR Nickweb85 recently reminded us, the galaxy is full of traps that can catch us at any moment.

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  • Expedition Unknown - Lost Locations

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  • Expedition Unknown! We Are Underway!

    Greetings, Commanders! I am pleased to announce that the SPVFA Nightwish departed the Colonia region on January 10 and has been traveling in the desolate region between Eol Prou and Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy. The official name for this expedition is Expedition Unknown 3306 and it will end sometime later this year inside the bubble.

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