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October 2017 archive

Oct 21

Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak Overnight, With Best Show Before Dawn

The Orionid Meteor Shower in 2012, as seen in Bridgeport, Calif. The Orionid Meteor Shower will reach its peak on Friday night and Saturday morning, with the best viewing shortly before dawn (wherever you are). Last year, the annual show was less than spectacular — a bright gibbous moon hung in the sky for most of the …

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Oct 17

What to do if a Nuclear Blast lands on US Soil?

Nuclear Blast A nuclear blast is an explosion with intense light and heat, a damaging pressure wave, and widespread radioactive material that can contaminate the air, water, and ground surfaces for miles around. A nuclear device can range from a weapon carried by an intercontinental missile, to a small portable nuclear device transported by an …

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