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Star Attraction: How to Catch the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year

  • Star Attraction: How to Catch the Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year
    by https://www.rt.com/
    The biggest meteor shower of the year takes place this month, providing us with an amazing spectacle in the night skies. RT has all the information you need to enjoy the celestial show.

    The Geminids is an annual meteor shower that takes place in December, when the Earth passes through a mass of dusty debris that burns up in our atmosphere. This results in a spectacular light show that looks as though hundreds of shooting stars are flying through the sky. The Geminids contain more mass than any other meteor shower and can include colors such as red, blue and yellow.

    The dust debris comes from 3200 Phaethon, a strange rocky object that is referred to as an asteroid but which could be an extinct comet – scientists aren’t sure. Meteor showers tend to originate from comets, making the Geminids all the more unique.

    So, how can you watch this amazing show?
    The Geminids start on December 4 and peak on December 13, 14 or 15, depending on what time zone you are watching from.

    NASA recommends heading outside after 10:30pm, or when the moon has set, and finding the darkest possible spot to watch from. Those living in rural areas will be able to see the show more clearly than those in urban areas, so city dwellers keen to catch the event should consider a trip out of town.

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December 11, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Geminid Meteor Shower – Shooting Stars in Spectacular Display

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 9, 2018
    Geminid Meteor Shower – Get Ready For A Spectacular Cosmic Show December 12 up to 14, 2018 – are expected to be the best nights for watching the annual Geminid meteor. The peak night will probably be the night of December 13 (morning of December 14), but the night of December 12 (morning of December 13) might be good, too. Just know that – although this is one shower you can successfully watch in the (late) evening – the best viewing hours are typically around 2 a.m., no matter where you are on Earth. In 2018, the waxing crescent moon won’t be a hindrance because it’ll set in the evening. That means a dark sky from late evening till dawn for the 2018 Gemini meteor shower. earthsky.org Read more here: https://earthsky.org/tonight/december…

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December 10, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Comet 46P/Wirtanen will Fly By Earth at More than 21,000 mph Next Week

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 7, 2018
    Comet 46P/Wirtanen is approaching Earth for an historic close encounter on Dec. 16th. The comet’s green atmosphere is already twice the size of a full Moon and growing larger, making it an easy target for binoculars and small telescopes. http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?v…

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December 8, 2018 Posted by | Economics | | Leave a comment

Massive ‘Hole’ in the Sun’s Atmosphere to Blast Earth with Storms this Weekend

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 6, 2018
    Solar radiation sent firing into space after a huge hole ripped open in the Sun is expected to blast Earth this weekend. Hot plasma, which spewed from the Sun leaving the monster hole in the Sun’s upper atmosphere, will hurtle towards Earth at 1 and a half million miles per hour. The hole is so large it almost completely bisects the solar disk, stretching more than a million km across the sun’s equator. We’ve seen this hole before. It has been spinning around with the sun, lashing Earth with solar wind approximately once a month since September. Last month, the lashing commenced on Nov. 9th, lasted for two days, and caused sharp tremors in the geomagnetic field. Solar winds blowing faster than 600 km/s sparked an explosion of Phoenix-shaped auroras over Norway. Solar wind flowing from this hole will return on Dec. 8th or 9th. Sky watchers, especially around the Arctic Circle should remain alert for visual aurora.
    http://spaceweather.com/

    NEW SUNSPOT
    Breaking a string of 9 spotless days, a new sunspot group is emerging near the sun’s equator. Only 24 hours ago it was invisible. Now the sunspot contains almost a dozen dark cores and sprawls across more than 75,000 km of the solar surface. It is currently producing minor B-Class solar flares. Although noteworthy solar flares are not expected, the sunspot should be monitored during the next 24 hours.

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December 7, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | | Leave a comment

SKY FIREWORKS: How to Watch the Geminids Meteor Shower in the UK?

Revelation 12 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them[a] in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

  • The Geminids meteor shower coincide perfectly with the Sigma Hydrids meteor shower out of Hydra the Serpent constellation. The Hydra constellation is the largest constellation. If there is a serpent with a tail long enough to sweep one third of the “stars” down to earth, this is easily the one. Will it be this year that biblical prophecy is fulfilled? Your guess as good as mind. No one knows.
  • SKY FIREWORKS: How to Watch the Geminids Meteor Shower in the UK?
    by Felix Allen, https://www.thesun.co.uk/
    One of the best meteor showers of the year is about to get under way – and stargazers can’t wait.

    Up to 120 shooting stars every hour will streak brightly across the sky at the peak of the Geminids shower. Here’s how to watch.

    The Geminids meteor shower hits the Earth at the same time every year, beginning around December 4. In 2018 the peak – and therefore the best time to watch – will be on the night of December 13-14.  Nasa says it is one of the best and most reliable displays of shooting stars in the astronomical year. Meteors are very bright with trails that last long enough for a clear view. And they occur often, up to two a minute in the best conditions away from light pollution.

    The peak lasts for about 24 hours, giving everyone a chance to watch wherever they are on the planet. Flashes appear to come from the constellation Gemini, hence the name, but in fact have nothing to do with those stars which are many light years away. They are caused by dust particles burning up in the high atmosphere at 22 miles per second, creating a spectacular light show for us on the surface.

    It happens every December as the Earth orbits through a debris cloud left by a giant space rock called Asteroid 3200 Phaethon. The phenomenon has baffled astronomers as most meteor showers are from comets, not asteroids, and the Geminids are relatively recent. They were fist observed only in 1862, and have got more intense in recent decades – perhaps because a chunk of the 3.6-mile-wide asteroid was carved off.

    read more.

  • Sigma Hydrids Meteor Shower – Hydra Constellation
    by https://www.universeguide.com/
    The Sigma Hydrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hydrus. The meteor shower occurs between Dec 03 – Dec 15 with the peak occurring on the Dec 12 every year.

    The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 252.9 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

    Hydra the constellation associated with this meteor Shower is the biggest constellation in the sky. It represents in one legend the monster that Hercules slayed. Even though the constellation is big, the meteor shower on the other hand is very faint and not spectacular. Given the faintness and there not being many meteors in the shower, it could be assumed that the source of the material for this is a long-period comet and that what we hit is the last remaining remnants of its tail that has not yet burnt up.

    The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Minchir. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (123.2) and the Declination (3).

    The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 3. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 59 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, bright meteors are more frequent.

    read more.
  • Hydra (constellation)
    by https://en.wikipedia.org/
    Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees. Also one of the longest at over 100 degrees, its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer.[1] It has a long history, having been included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy. It is commonly represented as a water snake. It should not be confused with the similarly named constellation of Hydrus.

    The Greek constellation of Hydra is an adaptation of a Babylonian constellation: the MUL.APIN includes a “serpent” constellation (MUL.DINGIR.MUŠ) that loosely corresponds to Hydra. It is one of two Babylonian “serpent” constellations (the other being the origin of the Greek Serpens), a mythological hybrid of serpent, lion and bird.[2]

    The shape of Hydra resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some Greek myths. One myth associates it with a water snake that a crow served Apollo in a cup when it was sent to fetch water; Apollo saw through the fraud, and angrily cast the crow, cup, and snake, into the sky. It is also associated with the monster Hydra, with its many heads, killed by Hercules, represented in another constellation.[3]According to legend, if one of the hydra’s heads was cut off, two more would grow in its place. However, Hercules burned out the roots of the heads he severed to prevent them from growing again, and thus overcame the hydra.[4]

    read more.

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December 6, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

The Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year is about to Happen

  • The Geminids meteor shower coincide perfectly with the Sigma Hydrids meteor shower out of Hydra the Serpent constellation. The Hydra constellation is the largest/longest constellation. If there is a serpent with a tail long enough to sweep one third of the “stars” down to earth, this is easily the one. Will it be this year that biblical prophecy is fulfilled? Your guess as good as mind. No one knows.
  • The Biggest Meteor Shower of the Year is about to Happen
    by , https://www.bhg.com.au/
    Up to 120 shooting stars an hour.
    Professor Alan Duffy, an astronomer at Swinburne University in Melbourne and lead scientist for the Royal Institute of Australia, has told Australian Geographic that on December 14, 2018, the biggest meteor shower of the year will be visible from earth, and revellers can expect to see up to 120 shooting stars an hour at its peak.

    The Geminids meteor shower will light up the skies with an arresting lightshow of shooting stars when the earth passes through a cloud of debris from parent asteroid, 3200 Phaethon.

    The Geminids meteor shower is a relatively new addition to the astro-scene, having only first been spotted 150 years ago, while other meteor showers such as Perseids and the Lyrids have been happening for thousands of years.

    Due to other events that have taken place in space, the Geminids’ orbit is now moving closer to earth each year, which is why it has become more visible. Although, there’s no real threat that the meteor shower will collide with earth.

    When can you see the meteor shower?
    For Australians, the best way to catch a glimpse of the shower is to start watching the skies at 11:30pm AEST on Friday the 14th of December, 10:30pm for Queensland and 8pm in Western Australia.

  • Sigma Hydrids Meteor Shower – Hydra Constellation
    by https://www.universeguide.com/
    The Sigma Hydrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hydrus. The meteor shower occurs between Dec 03 – Dec 15 with the peak occuring on the Dec 12 every year.

    The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 252.9 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

    Hydra the constellation associated with this meteor Shower is the biggest constellation in the sky. It represents in one legend the monster that Hercules slayed. Even though the constellation is big, the meteor shower on the other hand is very faint and not spectacular. Given the faintness and there not being many meteors in the shower, it could be assumed that the source of the material for this is a long-period comet and that what we hit is the last remaining remnants of its tail that has not yet burnt up.

    The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Minchir. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (123.2) and the Declination (3).

    The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 3. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 59 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, bright meteors are more frequent.

    read more.
  • Hydra (constellation)
    by https://en.wikipedia.org/
    Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees. Also one of the longest at over 100 degrees, its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer.[1] It has a long history, having been included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy. It is commonly represented as a water snake. It should not be confused with the similarly named constellation of Hydrus.

    The Greek constellation of Hydra is an adaptation of a Babylonian constellation: the MUL.APIN includes a “serpent” constellation (MUL.DINGIR.MUŠ) that loosely corresponds to Hydra. It is one of two Babylonian “serpent” constellations (the other being the origin of the Greek Serpens), a mythological hybrid of serpent, lion and bird.[2]

    The shape of Hydra resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some Greek myths. One myth associates it with a water snake that a crow served Apollo in a cup when it was sent to fetch water; Apollo saw through the fraud, and angrily cast the crow, cup, and snake, into the sky. It is also associated with the monster Hydra, with its many heads, killed by Hercules, represented in another constellation.[3]According to legend, if one of the hydra’s heads was cut off, two more would grow in its place. However, Hercules burned out the roots of the heads he severed to prevent them from growing again, and thus overcame the hydra.[4]

    read more.

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December 5, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

December Night Sky: Best Celestial Events You Don’t Want To Miss — Meteor Showers — Gemini And Hydra “the Serpent” Constellations

  • nemesis maturity Published on Dec 2, 2018
    Don’t miss out this month: Comet 46P/Wirtanen is gracing the night sky and it may be visible with the naked eye. The Winter Circle of Stars. The spectacular Geminid Meteor Shower and the Ursid meteor shower, the Moon, 4 visible Planets, Stars, Constellations, Deep Sky Objects and more. You don’t need any special equipment but just your eyes!

  • The Geminids, December 4 to 16
    by https://www.photopills.com/
    For many astronomers, the Geminids is considered to be the queen of the meteor showers. The comet 3200 Phaethon is the cause of this meteor shower. With a Zenithal Hourly Rate (ZHR) of +120 meteors per hour, you can expect to see a good number of bright meteors.

    It runs from December 4 to 16. The best night for the watching is the one between the 13 and 14. The Peak has been predicted for December 14 at 13h UTC. This year, the waxing crescent Moon will not be a problem for the watching. Use PhotoPills to check the rise and set times, and choose the best time for the shooting. It’s visible from both hemispheres. Although it’s weaker in the southern hemisphere.
    Highlights:

    When:
     December 4 to 16 2018

    Best night: December 13-14
    Peak: December 14 at 13h UTC
    Moon Phase: 35% (good viewing conditions)
    Number (ZHR): +120 Meteors/hour
    Meteors velocity: 35 km/s
    Origin (radiant): constellation Gemini
    Radiant coordinates: Right Ascension 07h 28m, Declination +32.2º
    Associated Asteroid: 3200 Phaethon (discovered in 1982)
    Northern Hemisphere: High rate
    Southern Hemisphere: Medium rate

  • Sigma Hydrids Meteor Shower – Hydra Constellation
    by https://www.universeguide.com/
    The Sigma Hydrids meteor shower takes place within the boundaries constellation of Hydrus. The meteor shower occurs between Dec 03 – Dec 15 with the peak occuring on the Dec 12 every year.

    The Solar Longitude (Abbrev: S.L., λ ☉) is 252.9 degrees, this value is the the date of maximum activity. It is measured as a degree with zero degree indicating spring equinox (roughly March 21st/22nd). 90 is the Summer Solstice, 180 is the Autumn Equinox and 270 is the Winter Solstice. This degree is independent of the calender. AMS .

    Hydra the constellation associated with this meteor Shower is the biggest constellation in the sky. It represents in one legend the monster that Hercules slayed. Even though the constellation is big, the meteor shower on the other hand is very faint and not spectacular. Given the faintness and there not being many meteors in the shower, it could be assumed that the source of the material for this is a long-period comet and that what we hit is the last remaining remnants of its tail that has not yet burnt up.

    The closest star to the radiant point of the meteor shower is Minchir. The coordinates can also be determined by the Right Ascension (123.2) and the Declination (3).

    The Zenith Hourly Rate or how many you expect to see during the hour is 3. The ZHR can radically increase if the comet or associated object is close by. The speed/velocity of the Meteor Shower particles is 59 km/s. The population index of the meteor shower is 3. The population index refers to the magnitude distribution of the meteorites, the smaller the index, the brighter the meteors are, the higher, the dimmer the meteors are. For this particular meteor shower, bright meteors are more frequent.

    read more.
  • Hydra (constellation)
    by https://en.wikipedia.org/
    Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees. Also one of the longest at over 100 degrees, its southern end abuts Libra and Centaurus and its northern end borders Cancer.[1] It has a long history, having been included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy. It is commonly represented as a water snake. It should not be confused with the similarly named constellation of Hydrus.

    The Greek constellation of Hydra is an adaptation of a Babylonian constellation: the MUL.APIN includes a “serpent” constellation (MUL.DINGIR.MUŠ) that loosely corresponds to Hydra. It is one of two Babylonian “serpent” constellations (the other being the origin of the Greek Serpens), a mythological hybrid of serpent, lion and bird.[2]

    The shape of Hydra resembles a twisting snake, and features as such in some Greek myths. One myth associates it with a water snake that a crow served Apollo in a cup when it was sent to fetch water; Apollo saw through the fraud, and angrily cast the crow, cup, and snake, into the sky. It is also associated with the monster Hydra, with its many heads, killed by Hercules, represented in another constellation.[3]According to legend, if one of the hydra’s heads was cut off, two more would grow in its place. However, Hercules burned out the roots of the heads he severed to prevent them from growing again, and thus overcame the hydra.[4]

    read more.

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December 3, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

What’s Going On With Jupiter? – Comet 46P/Wirtanen is Fast Approaching Earth

  • nemesis maturity Published on Nov 25, 2018
    Jupiter will pass very close to the Sun in the sky as its orbit carries it around the far side of the solar system from the Earth. At closest approach, Jupiter will appear at a separation of only 0°39′ from the Sun, making it totally unobservable for several weeks while it is lost in the Sun’s glare. Human eyes can’t see it, but coronagraphs onboard the Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) can. Jupiter will be a bright object in daily SOHO LASCO C2 & C3 coronagraph images, moving from left to right from approximately 26 of Nov. up to 6 of Dec. 2018. SOHO is able to track Jupiter as it passes by the Sun transitioning from an evening ‘star’ to a morning ‘star.’ More info here: https://in-the-sky.org/news.php?id=20…

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November 26, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | | Leave a comment

Astronomers Discover Our Sun’s Long-lost Identical ‘Twin’

  • nemesis maturity Published on Nov 21, 2018
    In a new study, astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal, using the latest methods and the latest data from the Gaia space telescope, found the “twin” of the Sun. Scientists discovered an almost identical twin to our sun HD 186302 at a distance of 184 light years from Earth, which could appear with the Sun from a single star-forming cloud 4.57 billion years ago. The “twins” have similar size, surface temperature, spectral class and chemical composition.

    Astronomers will continue to research HD 186302 to learn more about the past of the Sun, as well as to find new Earth-like planets. Stars form in giant clouds of dust and gas, the mass of which is hundreds of thousands of times greater than the sun. At the same time, most of the luminaries are born in pairs – at a distance of 500 astronomical units (about 75 billion km) from each other. According to expert estimates, up to 85% of all stars are in binary, and perhaps even in triple or quadruple systems. Given this, scientists have always thought it strange that the sun does not have a pair. Read more at:


    https://phys.org/news/2018-11-solar-s…
    https://www.rt.com/news/444436-suns-l…

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November 22, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | | Leave a comment

Doomed Star is on the Brink of a Massive Supernova Explosion

  • nemesis maturity Published on Nov 20, 2018
    University of Sydney astronomers, working with international colleagues, have found a star system like none seen before in our galaxy. The scientists believe one of the stars—about 8000 light years from Earth—is the first known candidate in the Milky Way to produce a dangerous gamma-ray burst, among the most energetic events in the universe, when it explodes and dies. The system, comprising a pair of scorchingly luminous stars, was nicknamed Apep by the team after the serpentine Egyptian god of chaos. One star is on the brink of a massive supernova explosion. The findings, published today in Nature Astronomy, are controversial as no gamma-ray burst has ever been detected within our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Yet in the southern constellation of Norma, nestled just beneath Scorpio’s tail, astronomers have discovered this uniquely beautiful star system. At its heart, wrapped in an elegantly sculpted plume of dust and gas, lies a powerful binary pair. The two hot, luminous stars—known to astronomers as Wolf-Rayets – orbit each other every hundred years or so, according to the research conducted at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy. This orbital dance is embossed on a fast wind streaming off the stars. Using spectroscopy, the astronomers have measured the velocity of the stellar winds as fast as 12 million kilometres an hour, about 1 percent the speed of light. phys.org Read more at:

    https://phys.org/news/2018-11-doomed-…
    https://www.nature.com/articles/s4155…
    https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1838/
    Research Paper
    https://www.eso.org/public/archives/r…
    Read more at:
    https://phys.org/news/2018-11-doomed-…

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November 21, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | | Leave a comment

A Bright New Comet Inbound to the Inner Solar System

  • nemesis maturity Published on Nov 13, 2018
    AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS FIND A BRIGHT NEW COMET: There’s a new comet in the morning sky. Discovered just last week by three amateur astronomers–one in Arizona and two in Japan–Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto (C/2018 V1) has quadrupled in brightness over the past few days. “It is now glowing like a fuzzy 8th magnitude star in the constellation Virgo,” reports Michael Jäger of Turmkogel, Austria, who photographed it on Nov. 11th. “The discovery of a comet by amateur astronomers is a rare event nowadays because robotic Near-Earth-Object search programs usually catch them first,” he says. “My special congratulations to the three discoverers.” Comet Machholz-Fujikawa-Iwamoto appears to be a first-time visitor to the inner solar system. It is plunging toward the sun on nearly-parabolic orbit that will take it just inside the orbit of Mercury. Closest approach to the sun (0.38 AU) is on Dec. 3-4; closest approach to Earth (0.67 AU) is Nov. 27th. Read more here:

    http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?v…
    http://spaceweather.com/
    https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astro…
    https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sst…
    https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/horizons.cgi…
    https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpe…

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November 15, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Something is Affecting the Entire Solar System

  • nemesis maturity Published on Nov 12, 2018
    The solar system is passing through an interstellar cloud that physics says should not exist. “Using data from Voyager, we have discovered a strong magnetic field just outside the solar system,” explains lead author Merav Opher, a NASA Heliophysics Guest Investigator from George Mason University. Astronomers call the cloud we’re running into now the Local Interstellar Cloud or “Local Fluff” for short. It’s about 30 light years across and as hot as the surface of the sun. It contains a wispy mixture of hydrogen and helium atoms at a temperature of 6000 Celsius. For comparison a hundred degrees Celsius boils water!!!

    The existential mystery of the Fluff has to do with its surroundings. About 10 million years ago, a cluster of supernovas exploded nearby, creating a giant bubble of million-degree gas. The Fluff is completely surrounded by this high-pressure supernova exhaust and should be crushed or dispersed by it. The fact that the Fluff is strongly magnetized means that other clouds in the galactic neighborhood could be, too. Eventually, the solar system will run into some of them, and their strong magnetic fields could compress the heliosphere even more than it is compressed now. Additional compression could allow more cosmic rays to reach the inner solar system and the ability of astronauts to travel safely through space. On the other hand, astronauts wouldn’t have to travel so far because interstellar space would be closer than ever. These events would play out on time scales of tens to hundreds of thousands of years, which is how long it takes for the solar system to move from one cloud to the next. Read more here:


    https://www.gaia.com/article/are-inte…
    http://www.tmgnow.com/repository/glob…
    https://science.nasa.gov/science-news…
    https://science.nasa.gov/science-news…

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November 13, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | | Leave a comment

NASA to Probe Uranus for Gas (HeeHee!)

  • RT America Published on Nov 9, 2018
    RT Correspondent Trinity Chavez reports on how NASA has pioneered the perihelion, enabling space exploration closer to the Sun and planet Uranus.

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November 10, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Meteor Shower Alert: It’s Going to Rain Down Shooting Stars & Fireballs All Month Long

  • nemesis maturity Published on Nov 2, 2018
    Meteor Shower WATCH: There are four meteor showers this month. Leonids, Southern/Northern Taurids & November Orionids Set to Light Up the Night Skies. The South Taurids should produce their greatest number of meteors shortly after midnight on November 5. The meteoroid streams that feed the South (and North) Taurids are very spread out and diffuse. The Taurids are well known for having a high percentage of fireballs, or exceptionally bright meteors. https://earthsky.org/tonight/south-ta…

    Late night November 11 until dawn November 12, 2016, the North Taurids. The slow bright Taurids are visible before midnight for a week centered on November 12. The Leonids produced meteor storms of hundreds to thousands of meteors per hour at the peak each year from 1998 to 2002. An amazing night in 1966, the meteors were falling like rain. This year they’ll be visible at their regular rates, perhaps 15 per hour.

    The annual Leonids Meteor shower, derived from material left by repeated passages of periodic Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle, runs from November 5th to December 3rd. At the peak, before dawn on November 17, expect to see about 15 meteors per hour, many with persistent trains. A waxing gibbous moon will brighten the sky, but will set at around midnight, leaving a darker pre-dawn sky. https://www.space.com/16149-night-sky…

    https://earthsky.org/tonight/radiant-…

    The Orionids peak on November 28th. The radiant is near Orion’s head. The constellation Orion is familiar to most skywatchers. This stream is active from November 7 through December 17, with maximum activity occurring on November 29. Rates should be near 5 per hour as seen from mid-northern latitudes and 3 as seen from sites south of the equator. With an entry velocity of 43 km/sec., most activity from this radiant would be of medium speed.
    https://www.imo.net/meteor-activity-o…

Revelation 12 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.
Satan Thrown Out of Heaven
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them[a] in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

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November 2, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment

Mars Could Have Enough Molecular Oxygen to Support Life

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  • Mars Could Have Enough Molecular Oxygen to Support Life
    by , Los Angeles Times (TNS), via https://www.seattletimes.com/
    Modern-day Mars may be more hospitable to oxygen-breathing life than previously thought. A new study suggests that salty water at or near the surface of the red planet could contain enough dissolved O2 to support oxygen-breathing microbes, and even more complex organisms such as sponges.

    “Nobody thought of Mars as a place where aerobic respiration would work because there is so little oxygen in the atmosphere,” said Vlada Stamenkovic an Earth and planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who led the work. “What we’re saying is it is possible that this planet that is so different from Earth could have given aerobic life a chance.”

    As part of the report, Stamenkovic and his co-authors also identified which regions of Mars are most likely to contain brines with the greatest amounts of dissolved oxygen. This could help NASA and other space agencies plan where to send landers on future missions, they said.

    The work was published Mondayin Nature Geoscience. On its surface, the planet Mars is not what you would consider a hospitable place for most Earthlings. Here on Earth, 21 percent of our atmosphere is made up of oxygen — thanks to the abundance of plants and other organisms that create oxygen as a byproduct of photosynthesis.

    The Martian atmosphere, on the other hand, is made up of just .145 percent oxygen, according to data collected by the Mars rovers. With no plants to make O2, the minuscule amount of oxygen on Mars is created when radiation from the sun interacts with CO2 in the planet’s atmosphere.

    In addition, Mars’ atmosphere is extremely thin — 160 times thinner than Earth’s atmosphere. In addition, the temperature at the surface frequently drops to minus 100, making it extremely difficult for liquid water to exist on the planet’s surface.

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http://www.space.com/19928-mars-habitable-life-possible.html

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9814256/Strongest-evidence-yet-to-there-being-life-on-Mars.html

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/101103-science-space-mars-water-life-fossils-oceans/

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http://science.time.com/2013/03/12/mars-rover-shows-planet-could-have-supported-life/

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October 31, 2018 Posted by | Science & Technology | , | Leave a comment