Tag Archives: space

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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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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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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In Russia, carrots crater you!

Russian meteorites are endless fun. The Chelyabinsk meteorite from way back in February 2013 is still a chart topper. It was well-documented and much speculated upon by people who know nothing about meteorites but an awful lot about lizard folks … Continue reading

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Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication

NASA has a free e-book available entitled “Archaeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication” and edited by Douglas A. Vakoch, the Director of Interstellar Message Composition over at SETI. I haven’t read it yet, but I put it on my Kindle app.  Do I … Continue reading

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Camelopardalids! What? Maybe…

There might be a new meteor shower.  It might happen tonight and into Saturday morning. It might have a ridiculous name that gets stuck in your craw like a fish bone. Please welcome your new heavenly rock show, the Camelopardalids! … Continue reading

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Falcon soars

If you missed my previous post today, SpaceX launched an unmanned rocket earlier for a demo flight.  The Falcon 9 v1.1. Check out some awesome photos at the SpaceX site. From NASASpaceFlight.com: SpaceX have enjoyed a huge success via the … Continue reading

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Blue Marble Sparkle Motion

I’m knee-deep in July CampNanoWrimo and scurrying to catch up to my word count goal. I find that I am awake primarily when the sun is hiding. Maybe you can see me sparkling during this short video. This new global … Continue reading

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