Near Miss: Asteroid 2012 DA 14

Last week the small asteroid 2012 DA 14  came within a galactic hair’s breadth of the Earth, and amateur astro-photographer Colin Legg was able to video the visiting asteroid as it cruised past overhead. In addition to the asteroid on the left side of the frame, you can see a meteor blaze through the sky […] Continue Reading»

TWTW: Eighth Wonder

I’m feeling very science-fictional this week, so before I slip into my holo-deck, let’s see what kind of goodies I have… Old Man’s War Movie! John Scalzi’s Hugo nominated “Old Man’s War,” a military romp through a crowded Milky Way, has been optioned by Paramount to be made into a feature film. Wolfgang Petersen is […] Continue Reading»

Packing My Bags!

I was watching in 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Now all you have to do is buy a ticket. Granted, it’s a very expensive ticket, but they are for sale. To civilians. I think it’s time to hold a fundraiser… At least you’ll know where to find me if […] Continue Reading»