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Life - Our Special Earth

This is the continuation of the first part. I will now present some facts about how the environment was created for life to exist on Earth. 586 more words


Surveying the Stars

What surveying the stars can teach us:

a) Making a good survey is difficult because you must be sure you get an honest sample. If you don’t survey enough stars, or if you miss some kinds of stars, you can get biased results. 223 more words


Heads up...


Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.


Last October I got up in the early hours of the morning to photograph the total lunar eclipse and this one was going to be pretty special as it would culminate in a blood moon.  251 more words

From JPL: "Planet 'Reared' by Four Parent Stars"


March 4, 2015
Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

This artist’s conception shows the 30 Ari system, which includes four stars and a planet. 1,153 more words

Basic Research

From SETI's Seth Shostak at NYT: "Messaging the Stars"

The New York Times

MARCH 27, 2015

Seth Shostak

For more than a half-century, a small group of astronomers has sought intelligent company among the stars. 1,183 more words

Basic Research

Big Dipper and ISS Pass

This email notification a few days ago said the International Space Station would pass over me at 6:20 am. Astronaut Scott Kelly is on-board starting his mission for the next year. 47 more words


A Creationist Mess #2 – The Genesis of a Disaster

We are working our way through Jay Seegert’s Creation & Evolution: Compatible or In Conflict? (Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2012, 2014). Last week we covered the preface which revealed a false dichotomy Seegert (and his ilk) employ frequently. 5,392 more words