This is my place.

A place where I let it all hang out.




The Perseverance Mars rover has so far been a smashing success. The next chapter in the story is the Ingenuity helicopter drone. After a software glitch, now it seems to be on its way to success. It successfully climbed up... Continue Reading →

Space X wins!

The biggest moment in the history of Space X, NASA has awarded 2.9 billion to them to get humans on the moon. That's 120 ft. of Starship. (Add in the booster and it is almost 400 ft tall.) There's as... Continue Reading →

The Invasion of Mars!

In rapid succession we have 3 different probes reaching Mars close together. First we had the United Arab Emirates probe "Hope," launched aboard a Japanese booster. It will study the Martian atmosphere. Among other things we need to understand how... Continue Reading →

Never Rains in Southern Calfornia??

Remember that atmospheric river I mentioned in a post a few days ago? It finally moved. The storm passed over us for a day and a half. An atmospheric river can dump as much water as if the Amazon River... Continue Reading →

Cry me a river

If you look at this map, you see what is known out here as an atmospheric river. If is "flowing" from the south-south-west to the north-north-east. It is a "river" because it hasn't moved in days. Movement from the west... Continue Reading →

The Demon-Haunted World

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan “The chief deficiency I see in the skeptical movement is its polarization: Us vs. Them — the sense that we have a monopoly on the truth; that... Continue Reading →

This is our future.

The year 2020 is nearing an end. Our annus horribilis concludes. There is a light at the end of the tunnel but we can't be absolutely certain it is an opening. It might be an oncoming train but probably not.... Continue Reading →

Where did my ancestors come from?

23 and Me was where I found my biological family. Almost all of them live in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. One of my relatives who has a love of such things has traced the family tree all the way... Continue Reading →

So this is nuclear winter?

This morning the sunrise was a lovely pink. By mid-day it had worked its way up to a yellowish-orange. At 5 pm it was no longer visible. It is said that nuclear war will introduce so much smoke and soot... Continue Reading →

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