Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Spooky Astronomy!

Happy Halloween!

Did you know that Halloween or October 31st is a "cross quarter date," meaning approximately midway between an equinox and a solistice? There are four cross quarter dates in a year. Lots of folklore and legends related to these dates.

Read more by visiting Spooky Astronomy at SpaceWeather.com.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

How To Make a Great Cup of Coffee

I love coffee and always on the lookout for tips to make the "perfect cup". This LA Times story has some great tips.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sweet Tired Cat

I could not resist sharing this cute little video. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Imagine Earth without people

Imagine that all the people on Earth - all 6.5 billion of us and counting - could be spirited away tomorrow, transported to a re-education camp in a far-off galaxy. (Let's not invoke the mother of all plagues to wipe us out, if only to avoid complications from all the corpses). Left once more to its own devices, Nature would reclaim the planet.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Jupiter's Little Red Spot Changing...

A NASA press release today reveals that Jupiter's Little Red Spot is growing stronger and has changed color from white to red.

Read more from the NASA press release.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Comet Swan

A newly discovered comet is visible this week with binoculars. It is in the northeastern sky not far from the Big Dipper. It is visible before dawn these next few days.

Read more about the comet at Astronomy Picture of the Day.