Tag Archives: Science

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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Asteroid Day is a thing and it’s today

Today is Asteroid Day.  It’s only the second annual Asteroid Day, so I don’t feel that bad having it sneak up on me like this.  I have set five reminders on three different calendar apps just to make sure I … Continue reading

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Meteor Wave

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is happening.  I probably won’t see any of it. Clouds and rain and a host of light pollution are working against me. Every meteor shower in recent memory seems to have been obscured by clouds … Continue reading

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Some kind of GeddonMas

An asteroid will probably not hit Earth on Christmas Eve. Or will it?  I’m just asking questions here! The first full moon on Christmas since 1977. The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977.  A new hope; a retitled … Continue reading

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Super-moon-stitionl

Happy SuperBloodMoon Apocalypse, people! Someone will just have to describe it to Russia, since they’ll miss this one.  Otherwise they’ll have to watch a live stream of the big shebang. That ancient guy Joel didn’t have much to say as … Continue reading

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Things go up, things come down

No, I’m not talking about dropping acid or that empty post-rave ennui you’ve got going on. There will be a LightSail test launch today over in Florida.  Live coverage starts at 9:45AM Central. Nobody is going to be sailing on … Continue reading

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Spiders, spiders everywhere. Spiders, spiders in your hair!

I have a long-running war with spiders.  There have been a number of incidents.  Led by my nemeses, the yellow sac spiders. It is obvious that they have it in for me.  I reciprocate, with the exception of one brief … Continue reading

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Up, up and away

There is a species of catfish in Ecuador that climbs cave walls.  It reminds me of how Chicagoans feel trying to claw our way up out of winter to see some sunlight. It’s unknown why these fish, who are not … Continue reading

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Flying Saucer live on Ustream!

Sorry (not sorry), it’s not a UFO.  The strange people responsible are not part of the Galactic Federation of Lights and do not come to us from the Andromeda Galaxy.  I can’t confirm that none of them are lizard folk. … Continue reading

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