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My degree was in Applied Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. I've been a software developer since 2004; C# is my primary language recently. My greatest software interest is in the field is Artificial Intelligence. I have been interested in space exploration as long as I can remember. I hope that we can become a truly space-faring race one day, which is just not realistically possible without solving some daunting engineering challenges. So among my keenest interests are ideas that reduce the energy required for escape velocity, like space elevators, or ways to harness and expend much more energy without destroying the planet.


Mar
18
accepted Does anyone know why three of Jupiter's largest moons orbit in 1:2:4 resonance?
Mar
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comment Does anyone know why three of Jupiter's largest moons orbit in 1:2:4 resonance?
The link in the comments above describes why resonance holds, but this is a beautiful revelation of why orbiting bodies are likely to find that resonance to begin with.
Dec
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awarded  Critic
Dec
12
awarded  Scholar
Dec
12
accepted Is there any telescope on Earth that can see the lunar rovers on the moon?
Dec
12
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
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asked Is there any telescope on Earth that can see the lunar rovers on the moon?
Dec
6
comment Does anyone know why three of Jupiter's largest moons orbit in 1:2:4 resonance?
Yeah @Envite. I see the page. That must be the answer. One day I'll spend enough time to understand what that means.
Dec
6
comment Does anyone know why three of Jupiter's largest moons orbit in 1:2:4 resonance?
I do read XKCD, and love it. I know that when all three align, one is actually always on the opposite side of Jupiter. It shows that on the wiki that I referenced above. But I think Laplace resonance is actually the answer to my question.
Dec
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awarded  Student
Dec
6
asked Does anyone know why three of Jupiter's largest moons orbit in 1:2:4 resonance?