Category Archives: Astronomy

Covers Astronomy, astrophysics, space travel, maybe geography and cartography.

My arguments about DST got partial traction!

Well…if you read the article from the most trusted publication these days, The Guardian, it seems the US Senate is oddly in agreement to making DST permanent, which I think it should be. As depressing as it is getting up and … Continue reading

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How Daylight Savings Time feels for about two weeks

It’s baaaaaack! The idiocy of us setting our clocks forward to “save” something other than stress, sleep, time, etc. Once again it is my bi-annual diatribe on why this shit needs to end but I did do some poking around … Continue reading

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This month’s Astronomy joke

Yes, I know. If a joke requires the recipient to think about it too long, then it’s either not funny or the audience is dumb. I side with the latter camp since everyone should know this regarding the famous constellation. … Continue reading

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Earth reaches its 2022 perihelion!

Despite it being Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and colder than Hell lately, Earth passed through its closest point to the Sun. I always thought this coincided with the Winter Solstice back in December but that is when our planet’s … Continue reading

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Italian #57: Licia Troisi

For starters, her name is pronounced LEE-cha TRO-easy, not, what I’m predicting from lazy American English, LEE-sia TROY-see. I’m also going to be upfront, I don’t know much about Mrs. Troisi other than I was thrilled to find a person … Continue reading

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Made it to the Solstice 2021

Jennifer isn’t a fan of the Sun since she prefers to hit the sack around the same time old people prefer to. It’s mostly due to her job as a nurse; she wakes around 3:30 AM and shows up by … Continue reading

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RIP Michael Collins

I’m glad that when the show For All Mankind covered the Apollo XI landing, they kept the names of the real astronauts, including the late Michael Collins who would then be in the alternate universe’s Apollo XV (sic) disaster…spoiler alert, he survived. Rather sucks. … Continue reading

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Octavia Butler gets some overdue love!

Although it will require the International Astronomical Union to make it official, the brilliant people at NASA have named/dedicated Perseverance‘s landing site to Sci-Fi author Octavia Butler. It’s a shame she didn’t live to receive this, she passed away in 2006. … Continue reading

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Martian sunset or sunrise?

Somebody posted this on Twitter. It’s probably from a probe with functioning cameras. The three bright dots in the Martian sky are Venus, Earth and Jupiter. Given that Mars’ atmosphere is one percent the density of ours, it’s probably easier … Continue reading

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If alien civilizations exist, we may not hear each other

Two Scientists (I couldn’t get their specialities) have taken Drake’s Equation further and have concluded that between four to 211 other SETI-capable civilizations may be present in the Milky Way. They did come to 36 as the most likely number. Sounds … Continue reading

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Space X must’ve docked

The news has been riddled with more riots over the unnecessary murder of George Floyd and since American Media goes with if it bleeds, it leads…everything went according to plan with Space X docking at ISS. At least one funny thing … Continue reading

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Space X was successful, part one

The rocket is on its way to put the two astronauts into orbit, this only takes less than 20 minutes. Now will come the tense 19 hours for the capsule to sync up with the ISS and succeed at docking. … Continue reading

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Space X launch delayed

With minutes to go, Florida’s infamous weather scrubbed the launch of America’s first attempt to put people into space in a decade. The Libertarian hard-on will have to wait as they celebrate the privatization of space travel. Even if Ego … Continue reading

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For All Mankind: one season

This was the first show I was interested in watching on Apple’s new TV/Movie network and I was also a little apprehensive. Whenever a former Star Trek producer is involved, it’s a warning that the show might be craptacular. Let’s face it, … Continue reading

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1970: Apollo 13 launched

The Apollo 13 mission was a demonstration of what happens when you plan and prepare for the worst. It was NASA’s finest hour back then. Hard to believe it happened when the GOP was in the White House since we lost two … Continue reading

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