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Author: Cosmic Strings

There’s 104 days of summer vacation…

…and it all officially began yesterday! Wait…what? Yesterday was the official first day of summer, with the season truly beginning at precisely 7:09pm.  More significantly, perhaps, yesterday, June 20, was the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. By rights, I should have…

Mars Attacks!

Well, actually, when you get right down to it…we’re the ones attacking Mars. Even as I write, the latest in a long series of robotic explorers is on its way to the Red Planet.  The Mars Science Laboratory, with its already-famous rover, Curiosity, launched toward…

Smoke on the Water and Fire in the Sky

Well, I don’t know about the smoke on the water part, but last Sunday in Nevada and California there was definitely some fire in the sky. It’s now fairly certain that the explosion reported by so many folks in those two states was a bolide,…