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Colonization of the Moon by Bryan Brandenburg
As technology has advanced and concerns about the future of humanity on Earth have increased, the argument that space colonization is an achievable and worthwhile goal has gained momentum. Read more

Spiral Galaxy

Categories: 3D Animation, Astronomy
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Spiral Galaxy with Tie Fighters by Bryan Brandenburg
A spiral galaxy is a type of galaxy in the Hubble sequence which is characterized by certain physical properties.... Read more

3D Earth and Moon by Bryan Brandenburg
Earth, (often referred to as the Earth, Terra, or Planet Earth) is the third planet in the solar system in terms of distance from the Sun, and the fifth largest. Read more

Geostationary Orbit

Categories: Astronomy, Exploration
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Geostationary Orbit by Bryan Brandenburg
A geostationary orbit (GEO) is an orbit directly above the Earth's equator (0º latitude). It is a special case... Read more

Planet Saturn by Bryan Brandenburg
Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun. It is a gas giant (also known as a Jovian planet, after the planet Jupiter), the second-largest planet in the solar system after Jupiter. Read more

Saturn and Moons by Bryan Brandenburg
Saturn is currently known to have fifty-six moons, many of which were discovered very recently, and three additional un-confirmed, hypothetical moons. Read more