On August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific and crosses the U.S.
E3 2017 Closes After Welcoming 68,400 Attendees LOS ANGELES – June 15, 2017 – E3 blew past expectations this week, demonstrating its dominance as the world’s biggest event for video games, technology, and entertainment. A total of 68,400 people attended E3 2017 and millions more around the world watched the week’s events online, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA)….Read More
DISAPPEARING DROUGHT According to a report from NASA’s Earth Observatory… At the end of April 2017, just 6 percent of the United States was afflicted by drought, the lowest level in 17 years of analysis by the U.S. Drought Monitor. That’s a substantial turnaround from a few years ago, when long and short term droughts spread across much of the…Read More
Final highlights of the Star Wars Celebration 2017 and the 40th Anniversary event April 13-16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.Read More
Apr 18, 2017 Highlights of the Star Wars Celebration & 40th Anniversary in Orlando, Florida April 13 – 16, 2017. Photos and Videos by Mark Bennett.Read More
FEBRUARY WRAP UP February 28, 2017 On February 22, 2017, NASA announced that it’s Spitzer Space Telescope had revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likelyRead More
WRAP UP 2/4/2017 ANOTHER NEO NEAR MISS Bus-Sized Asteroid flew between Earth and the moon on Thursday night, February 2, 2017, just days after it’s discovery. Asteroid 2017 BS32 is 36 t0 82 feet wide (11 and 25 meters) and passed us at approximately 101,000 miles (161, 280 km). This is the fourth closeRead More
Jan 22, 2017 January 6, 2017, NASA announced that the HUBBLE telescope captured what are believed to be comets plunging into the star HD 172555, which resides 95 light-years from Earth. The comets were not seen directly around the star. Astronomers inferred their presence when they used NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to detect gas thatRead More
#Carrot #LaNiña Weak La Niña follows Strong El Niño. SpaceX returns to space. Mars’ Earth Pics. Chasing a Different Carrot. Weak Little Sister and Carrot ChasingRead More
On the night of January 2, 2017 and the early hours of January 3, there will be a possible meteor shower. The Quadrantids, the annual meteor shower, occurs every year, on the first week of January.