Asteroid 25143 Itokawa in the news


Tempe, Arizona Two cosmochemists at Arizona State University have made the first-ever measurements of water contained in samples from the surface of an asteroid. The samples came from asteroid Itokawa (our header picture is of Itokawa) and were collected by the Japanese space probe Hayabusa.  The team’s findings suggest that similar asteroid impacts early in Earth’s history could have delivered half of our planet’s ocean water. … Continue reading Asteroid 25143 Itokawa in the news

Cayce SC Amtrak Derailing


from the New York Times At a news conference near the crash site, Robert L. Sumwalt, the current N.T.S.B. chairman, ruled out foul play and said investigators initially believed that a switch had been manually thrown and then padlocked. “The key to this investigation is learning why that switch was lined that way because the expectation was, of course, that the Amtrak train would be … Continue reading Cayce SC Amtrak Derailing

Peter J. Powers, Giuliani advocate


Deputy Mayor Peter J. Powers, left, with Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani in 1994. “I never had a brother,” Mr. Giuliani said in an interview this week. “Peter was my brother.” CreditJames Estrin/The New York Times Peter J. Powers, a high school friend whom Rudolph W. Giuliani recruited to impose order on his chaotic novice mayoral campaign and later installed as his even-tempered alter ego to … Continue reading Peter J. Powers, Giuliani advocate

The Star Center: Jim McDaniels


James Ronald McDaniels was born in Scottsville, Kentucky, on April 2, 1948, to James McDaniels and his wife, Sendy Binom McDaniels. His stepfather, Dickie Stovall, helped raise him. We feel a bit better rectifying Jim McDaniels’ chart because we are more familiar with his physical presence and personality than we were of Walter Becker’s. and have chosen 6 Libra for his Ascendant.  We like Neptune … Continue reading The Star Center: Jim McDaniels

Hygeia: You’ve been served


Hygeia Mythologically  In Greek Mythology, Hygeia is the great-granddaughter of Zeus / Jupiter via the Apollo(n) line.  Her father Aesclepius,  another asteroid, was the Greek god of healing & is often shown with a physician’s staff & a  snake wrapped around. The cock bird was also sacred to Asclepius and sacrificed on his altar.  Chiron, the centaur, was his mentor. Aesclepius had five daughters.  The … Continue reading Hygeia: You’ve been served