Do you know anywhere I can move to or go to so I can see the harvest moon at night in the sky every year?

Don’t spend your money! You do not need to go anywhere special to see the harvest moon at night. The harvest moon is merely the full moon which is closest to the equinox in the autumn. The fall equinox comes around September 22, every year. So which ever full moon is closest either before or... Continue Reading →

Solution to Joe Drops the Ball

In two previous blog posts about Newton's Cannon and Joe Drops the Ball I posed the question: If falling objects go faster and faster, why don’t orbiting objects fall out of orbit and crash to the ground? The question is legitimate and also has a perfectly legitimate explanation. The rate of a falling object is... Continue Reading →

Can Going to Mars Fix Earth?

Mars is cool. Isn’t it? Well, spoiler alert: neither you nor I are going to settle on Mars. It’s inhospitable and has no benefit. It’s not a safe haven if we screw up Earth. Why? Because Mars lost its hot core billions of years ago. Without a hot core Mars lost the magnetic field shielding... Continue Reading →

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