Tags » Asteroid

Vesta: Second Largest Asteroid in Our Solar System

Officially known as 4 Vesta, it is the second largest asteroid in the asteroid belt. Matter of fact, it is the second largest asteroid (350 miles wide) in the solar system. 125 more words

Look up at the Sky Day - don't you have anything better to do?

Look up at the Sky Day – don’t you have anything better to do?

Can there be anything, really better than looking up at the sky? 207 more words

Ask Me: Answers To Your Questions

April 17 - NASA Announce "Earth cousin" Kepler-186F


NASA Announce Discovery of Kepler-186F

NASA has today announced the latest results from the Kepler mission, which is using the “transit” method to discover exoplanets.   442 more words

Going On Up There Then

Methodological Hubris Again

There is an article about dwarf planets I found I am annoyed with.  For one thing, someone named the newest discovery after Vice-President Biden because the designation “VP” came with it.  360 more words


Putting climate change in its cosmic context

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The sixth extinction referred to in the title  is of course the extinction Homo sapiens are bringing about through the agency of climate change. 1,135 more words


April 15 - Make Friedrich's a Double

Today’s birthday is Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Von Struve.  That’s quite an impressive name for this time of night.

Von Struve was born in Holstein (now in Germany, but then part of the united kingdom of  253 more words

Going On Up There Then

Dino Doom

The sky once fell right through the clouds
Stars following brightly behind
And the world clumped up in great dinosaur mounds
And the storm made all the world blind. 58 more words