In October 2017, astrobiologist Karen J. Meech got the call every astronomer waits for: NASA had spotted the very first visitor from another star system. The interstellar comet — a half-mile-long object eventually named `Oumuamua, from the Hawaiian for “scout” or “messenger” — raised intriguing questions: Was it a chunk of rocky debris from a… Continue reading TED Talk: The story of ‘Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system | Karen J. Meech
Cosmology, origin of life, and astronomy are topics about which I read quite a bit. Any NASA and JPL discovery makes me stop whatever to read more about it. This is not something new as one of my school science fair projects was on O-Rings and Challenger. Before that I even attended Space Camp. (This… Continue reading Missing Hydrocarbons
The Moon, originally uploaded by Ezra F. I am looking forward to the lunar eclipse on Feb 20th. It won’t require me getting up at 3am. 🙂
OnlineAthens.com | News | Taliaferro’s night life a draw for stargazers 09/17/07: “We like our darkness,” said Chris Hetlage, the developer of an unusual village taking shape on a hilltop about 40 miles southeast of Athens. “That’s really why we’re here.” Georgia’s least populous county leads the region in a tourist commodity that is as… Continue reading My New Home?
Orange Moon, originally uploaded by Ezra F. Got out of Bourne Ultimatum and saw this to the East. Raced home and climbed up the nearby hill to take some shots.
Moon and Star, originally uploaded by sneezypb. Large @ Flickr
What books did you love as a child? Submitted by hearts. The Encyclopedia Brown series was perhaps my favorite to read. Several books in the Wikipedia link published before 1985 sound very, very familiar. I had at least a dozen of them, so I guess I had the majority of the 17 published at the… Continue reading QotD: Books From My Childhood