First There was Baby Gecko “Pip” – Introducing Pip’s Hatch Mate Baby “Skip”

One day after we welcomed baby leopard gecko “Pip” into the world, along came his/her sibling & identical twin – “Skip”!  Born 3/8/13.  My son & I had the pleasure of watching him burst into the world.  It’s amazing how a 2 1/2″ baby lizard can manage to fit in an egg about the size of a nickle.  Nature is a mysterious & wondrous thing!

March 20135

Skip was not too thrilled to have the flash going off as “he” was busy breaking out of his egg.  He’s got a slight glare in his eye…It’s recommended to leave them alone as much as possible because they stress out very easily, so I didn’t try to get any more pictures once he broke out of his shell – which only took a matter of minutes.

My son exclaimed “We have TWINS!”.  They look identical and from their markings, will take after Daddy Sam, who is a “regular” fat-tailed leopard gecko.  Mom Leslie is an albino leopard gecko so we didn’t know what the babies might turn out to be.

They are both 10/11 days old now & cohabiting happily with each other.

More pics of both Pip & Skip to follow!

Live Webcast – Big Asteroid Close To Earth TODAY

Science.com is streaming live footage of asteroid activity.  The newfound asteroid 2013 ET will pass Earth on Saturday (March 9), coming within 2.5 times the distance of Earth’s moon.

On Saturday (March 9), the online Slooh Space Telescope, which also offers stargazing events, will provide a free webcast of the asteroid from its observatory in the Canary Islands, off the coast of west Africa. The Slooh webcast will feature discussions by Slooh president Patrick Paolucci, Slooh engineer Paul Cox, and documentary filmmaker Duncan Copp. That show begins Saturday at 3:15 p.m. EST (2015 GMT).