For a generation, this country led the way in both space exploration and astronomy. So it's clearly a wrench to see America -- whose cultural soul was forged by frontier heroes -- giving up the final frontier.
Moonlight can be a blessing or a curse, its presence an inspiration for love or a reminder of its loss, a source of creativity or of madness, melancholy or ecstasy, hope or despair... it is a part of what we are -- or could be.
Lori's recent publications describe how dunes record climate change on Mars, the first evidence for dune migration on another planet, and how atmospheric models can be used to account for wind gustiness and its effects on sand movement.
After a starquake, says NASA's Dr. Jon Jenkins, "stars actually change their shape. This shape change causes an apparent change in brightness. As we study the brightness variations in time, we can essentially hear the songs of the stars."
It is immaterial whether or not the egg can stand at any other time of the year (as some critics maintain). The important thing is to recognize the symbol, the season, the sky and the kindred souls who surround us.
By Gail Jacobs Dr. Ignacio Mosqueira is an astrophysicist at the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute. He works wi...
This "redistricting" of the zodiac is really nothing to stress about. But if it teaches us anything, it's that we need to know more about how the stars, our home planet Earth and the Sun work.
The funny thing is, people get so worked up over resolving to do better, to eat better, to give more, to cross things off of our lists, that we forget to live.
A solstice twinned with a lunar eclipse is a powerful reminder of the need for hope when times, and seasons, are dark. Add blizzards to keep it inter...
If you've never done it, or you haven't recently, just take out a simple pair of binoculars and look at the Moon. Do it with your children. Teach them an appreciation for what's in their sky.
Winter majestically enters, making his presence known with oblique light bestowed upon a peaceful land set in the middle of sparkle.
Two DVD sets that came out in the fall are exceptionally good and worth the time of any film/tv/documentary lover. One is a collection of movies by the late Canadian Allan King. The other is a forgotten TV classic.
We will be treated to a dance in the sky that will not repeat for hundreds of years on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. This will be a lunar eclipse at the same time as the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
This is the time of the year when your inner spark of god/goddess is reborn. It is out of darkness that our light comes forth, just as the seed is planted in the deep dark earth.
By Gail Jacobs Keen to achieve a wide picture of where life and its signatures for life are most successfully distributed, concentrated, preserved, a...