SPACE

Kellie Jo Brown/Humboldt State

The so-called Super Blue Blood Moon, the first since 1866, put on a stellar show above Humboldt County this morning. 

 

Artwaves: Art In Space

Aug 15, 2017
Courtesy Planet Labs

San Francisco-based satellite imaging company Planet Labs’ Artist-In-Residence Director Forest Stearns was formerly an oft-exhibited artist here in Humboldt County. 

KHSU

"If we look at what makes up the universe, it's a little disturbing," Humboldt State University physicist CD Hoyle told the standing-room-only audience in Arcata. "It turns that most of the universe is dark energy." And we don't know what that is. "And that's a problem." 

Physics has problems, and nature is hinting at mysteries as big as the universe itself.  There are contradictions among major models of nature that are, in Hoyle's opinion, downright embarrassing.

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Night owls and stargazers, get ready for something spectacular on Thursday.

The annual Perseid meteor shower, already one of the most reliably impressive celestial events, promises to be especially good this year.

The Perseid shower happens every year in August "when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet," according to NASA.