So it's been a year since Starman the mannequin was launched into space in his cherry red Tesla Roadster with Hot Wheels model Tesla on the dash. The car is 226 million miles from Earth now. There is a really cool website run by Programmer Ben Pearson that counts Starman's distance as he travels at... Continue Reading →
Did you know that we were published in Martian Magazine in September? It's called "Peace Tour" https://themartianmagazine.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/peace-tour-by-hawk-and-young/ It's 100 word story, called a Drabble, about touring an alien spaceship. What do you think the aliens were thinking of their human guests?
On October 22, it was reported that Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson was carrying out its annual fall ocean conditions survey and sailing through water measuring 20 to 24 C. For us Fahrenheit people, that's 68-75.2 degrees. That's room temperature water. Near Novia Scotia. In Fall. The four-engine Hudson slowed from 14 to 10 knots,... Continue Reading →
We are all taught that failure is bad as we learn in school. You were grounded for getting Fs and rewarded for getting As. We love to report space victories, but the truth is, we learn from our failures. On October 11, a seemingly routine Roscosmos launch to the International Space Station went a bit... Continue Reading →
Hawk and Young eagerly watched the launch of TESS on a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. TESS stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. "She" is looking for dimming stars that would signal the presence of exoplanets eclipsing them. By orbiting between the Earth and the Moon, unaffected by orbital debris and space... Continue Reading →
Kepler, which is running out of fuel, has identified over 2,000 exoplanets (2,342 + 307 by K2) in the Milky Way by studying the twinkling of stars. This particular star doesn't follow the rules... KIC 8462852, or Tabby’s Star, or the “Alien Megastructure Star” has been exhibiting rapid fluctuations in brightness. Tabby’s Star first gained... Continue Reading →
Two separate pilots of a Learjet operated by Phoenix Air and an American Airlines flight saw the object flying in the opposite direction of their planes on Feb. 24. Using this link, you can hear the audio. The pilot of a Learjet 36 belonging to Phoenix Air, with the tail number N71PG, reported the initial... Continue Reading →
Just wanted to pop in to say Elsha Hawk was a winner this year! Now we can get you readers back to your regularly scheduled movie and book reviews, writing updates, and contest entries.
Okay so UFO stands for Unidentified Flying Object and technically, since this one has a 'name' it's identified. However, scientists still don't know what it is. Oh, and they are planning to rename it something much more catchy than A/2017-U1. This object seems to have originated in the direction of the constellation Lyra, was sucked... Continue Reading →