Tag:Astronomy

Why do we drop a ball on New Year's Eve? It once saved lives, but now it's just fun

Times Square sure knows how to leave it ‘til the last minute.  What a strangely compelling thing it is to watch The Ball at 11:59 P.M. each...

Humanity's first visit to a star: the Parker Solar Probe enters the Sun's corona

NASA announced today (December 14) that the Parker Solar Probe (PSP), launched in 2018, has entered the corona of the Sun, becoming the first spacecraft ever...

The first major city in the United States passes a dark-sky ordinance

Stars can’t fight city lights.  They’ve turned their backs on us. A hundred years ago, just about anyone could walk outside into their yard at...

Something just hit Jupiter

While we Earthlings were fretting about the California recall, the Universe had other stuff to do.  On Monday, September 13, at about 6:39 P.M. Eastern,...

The James Webb Space Telescope, at long last, is complete; it now heads to French Guiana for launch

NASA announced on Thursday that the James Webb Space Telescope, after surmounting so many tough obstacles because of an unbelievable effort by lots of dedicated...

Our 2021 nova suddenly brightens, now visible to the naked eye

Just a quick update — some happy, some sad. Back on March 21 I pointed out that there was a nova (called Nova Cas 2021, or...

Our 2021 nova suddenly brightens, now visible to the naked eye

Just a quick update — some happy, some sad. Back on March 21 I pointed out that there was a nova (called Nova Cas 2021, or...

There’s a new nova in the sky, and it’s brightening

On March 18, Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Nakamura (who must have a seriously keen eye) spotted something within the constellation Cassiopeia that did not...

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Political Earth Quake In Nebraska CD01

State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks shocked the political world when she outperformed  all previous Democrats candidates in CD01 going...
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Is a GOP Crackup Coming?

The GOP made a Faustian bargain by lining up behind Trump. Since it’s generally been in their nature to...

How much more can we lose before we cease to exist

One of the most vibrant memories of my youth. More than half a century ago.  I lived in a...

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