Articles by Dana Wilde

 
BOOK REVIEW
Puckerbrush Review

Puckerbrush Review literary magazine marks another milestone

By Dana Wilde on Aug. 26, 2012, at 1:45 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
The Iridium 33 satellite flashes in the sky over Athens, Greece, in June 2002. Iridium flares occur when the satellite's panels perfectly redirect solar or lunar light to an observer's eye on Earth. They can peak at about magnitude minus 8.4, much brighter to the eye than even Venus for a fleeting moment.

Sky lights, far and near

By Dana Wilde on Aug. 11, 2012, at 5:24 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
This view of Gale Crater on Mars shows the landing site that NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory will investigate. Gale Crater is 96 miles in diameter and holds a layered mountain rising about 3 miles above the crater floor. The rock in the landing area may be an ancient playa lake deposit, where the mission will  check for the presence of organic molecules, since these environments may have been habitable — able to support microbial life. The arrows point to possible destinations for the Curiosity rover.

The search for extraterrestrial life

By Dana Wilde on July 28, 2012, at 1:59 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Saturn looms behind its moon Titan.

The fascinations of Titan

By Dana Wilde on July 15, 2012, at 3:36 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Saturn's rings cast shadows near the planet's equator as it approaches its equinox in August 2009.

Saturn and its disconcerting rings

By Dana Wilde on July 01, 2012, at 7:12 p.m.

Some new entries on Maine’s literary scene

By Dana Wilde on June 17, 2012, at 8:28 p.m.

Drug diversion suspected in NH hepatitis C cases

By HOLLY RAMER, The Associated Press on June 13, 2012, at 10:52 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

Homespun personal experience shared in a little book

By Dana Wilde on June 10, 2012, at 7:58 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Violets bow to the bluets.

Spring reveals small faces in the grass

By Dana Wilde on June 03, 2012, at 8:54 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

An unwillingness to ride the herd: ‘The Right No: Poems’ by William Hathaway

By Dana Wilde on May 27, 2012, at 9:37 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
The sun sets on Mars.

Lost in space: The hope to walk around on Mars

By Dana Wilde on May 20, 2012, at 4:18 p.m.

Prominent Legion priest admits he fathered child

By Dana Wilde on May 15, 2012, at 9:07 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Bluets by the driveway in Troy.

Notes on the 150th anniversary of Thoreau’s death

By Dana Wilde on May 06, 2012, at 4:04 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

Self-portrait in a post-deconstructionist mirror: Ira Sadoff’s new collection of poems

By Dana Wilde on April 29, 2012, at 3:27 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
NGC 1999, a reflection nebula, shines because the light from an embedded source illuminates its dust, in this case a bright, recently formed star, visible just to the left of center in this Hubble Space Telescope image from the constellation Orion.

The philosophy and science of putting clouds in focus

By Dana Wilde on April 22, 2012, at 1:19 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Even in a mild spring, the dogs of April stubbornly keep watch on the driveway, and the hope of an end to winter, in Troy.

The dogs of April

By Dana Wilde on April 08, 2012, at 4:44 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

Wilton poet offers essences of language and feeling

By Dana Wilde on April 01, 2012, at 4:41 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Regulus. Dwarf galaxy Leo I is to the right.

Forces of nature

By Dana Wilde on March 24, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

A murder mystery from small-town western Maine

By Dana Wilde on March 18, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Sirius

Amateur Naturalist: The Dog Star

By Dana Wilde on March 11, 2012, at 3:48 p.m.