J. Dianne Dotson Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer, Science Writer, Artist.
Galaxies and Rhubarb Cake

Every day lately, I wake up and look at the news on my phone and realize how much has changed. No matter what happens going forward, we can’t ever go […]

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What Voyager 2 Means to Me

I owe so much to the Voyager missions. My novel Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One. My short story, EUROPA BURBS. But even before those, I was a child enamored […]

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Ask a Mars Geologist

Ask a Mars Geologist with Danny Krysak Recently, I had the honor to speak with Danny Krysak, a Mars geologist I had met at one of my book signings. I […]

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Vernal Equinox

Welcome, Spring! Persephone returns, flowers blooming under her feet as she walks under the sun’s warmth again. Welcome to the vernal (spring) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, while the Southern […]

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Super Blue Blood Moon

  Did you see it? Did you see the great Super Blue Blood Moon of 2018? First, let’s talk about why this full moon, on January 31, 2018, was a […]

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A Busy Week of Space News

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but this week seems to have been a fount of space-related news. I’m going to talk about just some of what has unfurled […]

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Supermoon and Super Muffins

Hello all, and Happy December to you! Have you looked outside tonight at the supermoon? I do hope so. Our moon’s elliptical orbit becomes noticeable when it swings closest to […]

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Welcome October

At last we arrive at October, the splendid month. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we glide along properly into autumn. The afternoons glow with amber light. The […]

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Autumnal Equinox

  Today marks the autumnal (fall) equinox for the Northern Hemisphere, whereas it is the first day of spring in the Southern Hemisphere. I decided to commemorate the occasion with […]

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Cassini Meets the Ringworld

This morning I awoke with a start around 4 am and pelted down to stream the Grand Finale of Cassini’s mission to Saturn. I listened to the voices of the […]

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