Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • The Next Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon

    … but for me and many others on the West Coast, we’ll know of this one as the “Sandy Moon” or the “Hurricane Moon.” Hopefully for friends in New York City it won’t be the “Flood Moon.” This month, the full moon is already affecting our civilization, as it is leading to forecasts of very high tides coincident with the landfall of Hurricane Sandy. This could lead to flooding of lower Manhattan and the NYC subway system, and widespread damage across the mid-Atlantic.

    If you’re hunkered down at home and want solid analysis of what to expect, I highly recommend

  • @HabWorlds Twitter Digest, stardate 2012-10-22

  • @HabWorlds Twitter Digest, stardate 2012-10-15

  • A new Earth-sized neighbor

    This planet is not habitable – it is way too hot for life as we know it – but still pretty darn cool. But it is in the Alpha Centauri system, putting it only a few light years away and making it the closest known planet outside our solar system. That it is Earth sized is even better, proving that the nearest stars can have rocky, Earth-sized planets….. And just as importantly that we can find them. For those wanting an exoplanet probe….You have your target (until something juicier is discovered.)

    In short, we have found a super-Mercury in our

  • Redefining Insanity

    I’ve often heard people define insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” So how do we treat this video?

    Because I’m fairly certain of two things:

    1.) This was insane.

    2.) It had never been done before.

    So much for the common wisdom on insanity… Just another thing for Felix Baumgartner to shatter… along with all those world records.

  • @HabWorlds Twitter Digest, stardate 2012-10-08