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Raw Cookie Dough, Just Say No!

  It is the season for some serious baking, especially cookies… The Center for Disease Control (CDC) wants to everyone to avoid eating raw cookie dough. Yes it is very tempting when you are fixing batches of delicious cookie to taste the cookie dough, but the CDC wants to remind you not to do it. Eating unbaked goods can make…

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2018 Geminids Coming Soon

  It’s December and it’s time for another Geminid Meteor Shower. Caused by the object 3200 Phaethon, the Geminids are thought to be a Palladian asteroid with a “rock comet” orbit. This would make the Geminids, together with the Quadrantids, the only major meteor showers not originating from a comet. This shower favors the Northern Hemisphere, but will be visible from the Southern Hemisphere as well….

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SETI Searched for Artificial Emissions from ‘Oumuamua

SETI wanted to address the mystery surrounding “Oumuamua, the first interstellar visitor that we’ve detected moving through our solar system keep getting deeper and deeper… What is it? An asteroid, a comet… a derelict alien spacecraft? Using the Allen Telescope Array (ATA), scientist at SETI decided to observe ‘Oumuamua when it was about 170 million miles away to see if…

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InSight Mars Landing Coverage

  Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have completed the final adjustments for landing NASA’s InSight spacecraft on Mars. Atmospheric entry is expected around 11:47 a.m. PST (2:47 p.m. EST) and touchdown, about seven minutes later. Watch live commentary at https://www.nasa.gov/live   Rod WashingtonRod is a blogger, writer, filmmaker, photographer, daydreamer who likes to cook. Rod produces…

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Is Oumuamua Something Else?

First it was an asteroid, then it was a comet, now it’s something else. Remember that interstellar object, Oumuamua, the oblong shaped mas that tumbled through our solar system at incredible speed? Now some scientists at the Harvard Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics are saying that it is possibly something else entirely. Oumuamua might be artificial and could also possibly be…

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Strange Iceberg in Antarctica

  On October 16, 2018, a NASA scientist captured aerial images of a sharp cornered iceberg in Antarctica, that almost resembled the monolith from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. He posted the pictures on social media. The images were captured during Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, when they flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula. The…

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