Shoutouts and Questions
“N” asked if we were in danger of being flattened by a GIANT FLAMING SPACE ROCK! Well, ol’ Uncle Josh sure missed that opportunity for calm reassurance. In retrospect, statistics and a gleeful recounting of the formation of the Chesapeake Bay 35 million years ago is not comforting. Yikes. Apologies, N. Rest easy, I’d bet all the telescopes in my collection, plus my guitars, and even a fresh Ledo”s pizza (with olives) that we’ll be A-OK. (And I never bet if I’m not sure.) That was a nice picture of the end of the world that you drew, though.
Until Next Time
Enjoy those sparkly winter skies, folks! It sure is a fine time of year for stargazing. If you have binoculars, try sweeping through Orion. Can you spy a fuzzy patch in the sword belt? It’s the Orion Nebula, a “star factory” the Mayans called the “cosmic fire of creation.” Keep collecting stories, keep looking up, and keep asking questions!