NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, an orbiting platform that observes the universe exclusively in the InfraRed  region of the spectrum, have announced the unprecedented discovery of a group of Earth-size planets in orbit around the cool, low-mass red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, three of which lie within the star’s habitable zone! The habitable zone … More NASA Discovery Reveals Largest Group of Earth-Size Planets In Habitable Zone

As feared, EPA could be gutted. I oppose the nomination of Scott Pruitt with his extensive record of weakening or ending the very protections EPA enforces.

Originally posted on Words We Women Write :
RESIST. Please email your U.S. Senators and urge them to oppose Scott Pruitt’s nomination and to demand a nominee who is committed to protecting our clean air and water and to implementing common-sense solutions to address climate change. See link below. http://www.audubon.org/news/as-feared-early-reports-indicate-epa-could-be-gutted https://action.audubon.org/onlineactions/DeNRXw_Tkkm8LztoommA4w2?ms=policy-adv-web-website_nas-card-201701xx_pruitt&utm_source=website_nas&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=201701xx_pruitt&_ga=1.108243589.682383077.1379723792

Hope

I am older now and fondly remember the late spring, the fresh, clean air, the smell of lilacs wafting about, the beautiful cherry blossoms all abloom surrounding my childhood home, Vega and Lyra ascending the northeast during astronomical twilight. I write about these things now during the opposite season, three days after the winter solstice … More Hope

Election 2016, The Death of The American Presidency

Ever since the election results came in two weeks ago, I’ve been attempting to accurately articulate my reaction. Thinking back over the highlights from the daily news cycles since the election and quickly scanning today’s news while attempting to finally articulate my reaction, the title of this article emerged. In all aspects, my reaction and … More Election 2016, The Death of The American Presidency

On The Folly of Politics, Elections and Human Conceit

In reflecting on the electoral map in its current form, the political landscape is, quite literally, changing its color, the candidates vying for the “hotly contested” red or blue states and which state will ultimately be tallied in their respective column, I couldn’t help but recall that famous excerpt from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: … More On The Folly of Politics, Elections and Human Conceit

Hubble’s Latest Breakthrough Reveals Trillions Of Unknown Galaxies In The Universe

 This article by Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel first appeared in Forbes and is reblogged here without comment. Image of the HST GOODS-South field, one of the deepest images of the sky but covering just one millionth of its total area. Image credit: NASA / ESA / The GOODS Team / M. Giavalisco (UMass., Amherst). How many … More Hubble’s Latest Breakthrough Reveals Trillions Of Unknown Galaxies In The Universe