Ian O'Neill

astrophysicist and science writer

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Ian O'Neill is an astrophysicist and science writer. He is a former space science producer for Discovery News and Seeker.com.

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A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon.

Why the eclipse could 'make America great again'

A total solar eclipse is seen on Monday, August 21, 2017 above Madras, Oregon.

from To the Point

The  Cassini  spacecraft is one of NASA’s greatest achievements… exploration of the planet Saturn, its moons and its rings. But all good things much come to an end.

Spacecraft Cassini's grand finale

The Cassini spacecraft is one of NASA’s greatest achievements… exploration of the planet Saturn, its moons and its rings. But all good things much come to an end.

from To the Point

Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk says humanity has only one alternative to inevitable extinction here on Earth: the colonization of outer space and other planets.

Elon Musk's plan to make people an interplanetary species

Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk says humanity has only one alternative to inevitable extinction here on Earth: the colonization of outer space and other planets.

from To the Point

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