Pluggers by Gary Brookins

Pluggers

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  1. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, over 1 year ago

    I miss seeing that many stars..When I was a kid, they seemed to go on forever when we lived in the valley… a lot of open fields around us and clean clear skys…

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    Apparently light pollution is a serious problem for astronomers.
    Makes it tougher to locate the asteroid plunging towards us.

  3. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    The Asteroids we REALLY have to worry about are the ones coming at us out of the Sun. When they “hook around” their orbits can change, and “Oopsie Daisy. who saw THAT coming?” They’re also harder to spot because they’re obscured by the Sun’s corona, and since they’re so close there’s not much time to do anything – even if we DO see it coming!

  4. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 1 year ago

    You can still find a ‘dark sky’. Took my niece out the other night as she wanted to see ‘Orion’, went about 10- 15 miles north of town and it was amazing!!

  5. treesareus

    treesareus said, over 1 year ago

    There are lots of places in the West where there is no light pollution. I live near a place where it is135 miles between gas stations..and the gas stations are the only building in those spots.

  6. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, over 1 year ago

    @treesareus

    So you live near highway 50 in Nevada?
    (the loneliest road in America)

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    Yep, light pollution as the above posters said is a problem. I’m in small town now and it’s great to marvel at the stars and constellations like the Pleiades.

  8. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    If one is going to hit us, it will. What is the point of worrying?

  9. crazypinky

    crazypinky said, over 1 year ago

    We moved to the country, and live 3 miles off of the paved road, 1900 ft on an Ozark mtn. Even here, our neighbors have to have a yard light and when I ask them why they tell me it is to ward off the ‘bad guys.’ I respond that they’re only lighting up the yard so the thieves can steal what is not put away in the locked outbuilding. Needless to say, we don’t get along too well. We turned off our yard light and can see almost as many stars as the amount of America’s debt. We also can see the 2 towns north of us as they glow over the mtn to the north of us.

  10. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, over 1 year ago

    Out in the flat part of Texas, Wow, a whole canopy of stars in all directions!

  11. sandflea

    sandflea GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Best night skies I ever saw were in Death Valley and Yosemite.

  12. BillWa

    BillWa GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    Just ask Griffen

  13. BillWa

    BillWa GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Best star views I had were four thousand miles at at sea on darkened ship.

  14. crazypinky

    crazypinky said, over 1 year ago

    @Notsoastute

    check out skyandtelescope.com. They have a weekly guide to the stars for the following 7 days. After a while you will learn to go star hopping like I did. Add one star or constellation at a time and before long you’ll wow your friends and family. We do.

  15. ChappellGirl5

    ChappellGirl5 said, over 1 year ago

    Ah, the Aurora Commercialis

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