Author Archives: I.M. Pangs

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H. is for headspace. It’s also a movie.

Asteroid 3122 Florence (aka Asteroid 1981ET3) whooshed past Earth. 3122 Flo is yuge – 2.7 miles in diameter. We got lucky.  This time.  However, that doesn’t stop us from obsessing about large space objects colliding with Earth and causing havoc, with … Continue reading

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Haruo Nakajima – The man inside the monster

The man in the original Godzilla costume walked off into the sea.  Haruo Nakajima died of pneumonia on August 7th.  He was 88-years-old and had been in the Godzilla suit 12 times from 1954 to 1972, first donning the famous … Continue reading

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Solstice, not just a bad movie

It’s also one long ass day. The summer solstice.  Good times.  11:24 pm CDT. I was looking for a good solstice related movie.  There’s a few to choose from.  I read an article in which the author questioned why anyone … Continue reading

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That’s no space station…It’s a tiny moon

Today brings us the smallest full moon of the year.  The full moon crested at 9:10am Eastern Time, but it’s still out there being full right now. The Flower Moon – or Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon.  If you’re in … Continue reading

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“Spring” has sprung, mud was flung, tentacle tongues

That vernal equinox thing happened.  Now it’s spring.  March tried to pretend this was a big shift by tossing down six inches of snow last week. I made the most of it. All that snow is gone now and spring … Continue reading

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Is winter the end or the beginning?

It’s Groundhog Day and our furry buddy Phil grumpily announced that there would be a six-week extension to this winter season. Though it was damn cold this morning, it hasn’t been cold in Chicago this winter other than a week in … Continue reading

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It’s Friday, again, and it’s the 13th

This happens all the time.  We’re lucky it does.  It gives everyone a reason to think about all the silly things people think about when a Friday occurs on the thirteenth day of a month. It’s special, but not that … Continue reading

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The Last Winter before the longest night

I got up at quarter to four in the morning. This year’s Winter Solstice came due at 4:44 am, so I was outside to take it all in. I didn’t specifically get up because of the solstice.  It’s just that I … Continue reading

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A Trip to Mars

Mars is so hot lately. Some billionaire detailed a fantasy-level plan to colonize Mars. The world rejoiced. Our little buddies Opportunity and Curiosity are roaming around looking for microorganisms, water and secret Nazi bases. The Schiaparelli probe is scheduled to land on Mars … Continue reading

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Equinox – the only equality happening today

The September equinox happened this morning.  Axis and orbit conspired to set things just right.  If only for a little while. You probably already knew this if you happen to have an ancient stone observatory in your backyard.  Like folks … Continue reading

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