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  • Reviewing Asteroid Day 2018

    07/20/2018 4:51:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | July 19, 2018 | Brian Wang
    The European Southern Observatory (ESO) and ESA (European space agency) teamed up to produce a packed Asteroid Day webcast. There were interviews with ESA and ESO scientists. Updates from Europe’s asteroid hunters and some of the most recent asteroid science results, including the blockbuster news on Oumuamua, the first-ever interplanetary visitor. The programme also included an interview with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano on the challenges of future human missions to asteroids, as well as a surprise segment that answered the age-old question: What really killed off the dinosaurs? More than 1M asteroids have the potential to impact Earth and through...
  • Queen: We never said Trump could use our music

    07/19/2016 3:34:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 197 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2016
    Sony/ATV Music Publishing — which administers Queen’s catalog including songs such as “We Are the Champion” — said a statement Tuesday they have repeatedly asked Trump not to use the “We Are the Champions,” which he played Monday during the first day of the Republican National Convention. Last month, Queen guitarist Brian May also wrote a blog post protesting the use of the song by the Trump campaign. “Sony/ATV Music Publishing has never been asked by Mr. Trump, the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization for permission to use ‘We are the Champions’ by Queen. On behalf of the band,...
  • Queen’s Brian May ‘Seriously Considering’ Run for Office

    02/07/2015 10:02:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | February 6, 2015 10:32 AM | Nick DeRiso
    Brian May isn’t just complaining about the U.K. government; he might just throw his hat in the ring. Agent Phil Symes tells the BBC that May is “seriously considering” a run—either as an independent candidate or on behalf of the Queen guitarist’s Common Decency project—in the upcoming vote for members of Parliament. The idea, Symes said, has been sparked by “frustration at a system that he sees as failing the electorate.” …
  • NASA Releases Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet

    02/15/2011 5:54:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission. The images also showed the comet has a fragile and weak nucleus. The spacecraft made its closest approach to comet Tempel 1 on Monday, Feb. 14, at 8:40 p.m. PST (11:40 p.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 178 kilometers (111 miles). Stardust took 72 high-resolution images of the comet. It also accumulated 468 kilobytes of data about the dust in its coma, the cloud that is a comet's atmosphere. The craft is on its second mission of exploration called Stardust-NExT,...
  • Brian May named university chancellor

    11/19/2007 10:45:12 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies · 50+ views
    AP/Yahoo! ^ | 11/19/07
    LONDON - Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist, has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. May will be installed as the university's figurehead leader early next year, it was announced Monday. The 60-year-old Queen guitarist said the appointment was "a great honor and a great new challenge." He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, which has a well-known astrophysics research institute. "Brian May is an intensely talented individual who achieved global success with Queen," said the university's vice chancellor, Michael Brown, in a statement. "In this age of celebrity culture, it is rare to find...
  • Astronauts push for strategies, spacecraft to prevent cosmic collision

    11/06/2005 5:53:40 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 595+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | 11/06/2005 | Marcia Dunn
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Imagine last year's tsunami, last month's earthquake in Pakistan, and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma all rolled into one -- and then some. If nations can't handle those calamities, what's going to happen when an asteroid collides with Earth? In 30 years, there is a 1-in-5,500 chance that a smallish asteroid will land a bull's eye on our planet. At 360 yards wide, it could take out New York City and much of the surrounding area. Fortunately, experts believe further observations of the asteroid, 99942 Apophis, will almost certainly rule out an impact in 2036. Nevertheless,...
  • Queen Guitarist Brian May Makes Excuses for London Bombing on Official Web Site

    07/12/2005 8:56:35 AM PDT · by Revenge of Sith · 24 replies · 1,236+ views
    **Fri 08 Jul 05** THE BOMBINGS IN LONDON Q: What is the definition of an idiot ? A: Someone who keeps on doing the same thing, and expects a different result. I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation .... this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed .... to seek understanding rather than revenge. The Nelson Mandela way. I do not subscribe to this "War on Terrorism"...
  • Drudge Report Radio ... July 3, 2005 [LISTEN LIVE]

    07/03/2005 6:00:13 PM PDT · by lainie · 307 replies · 4,233+ views
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  • Comet put on list of potential Earth impactors

    06/02/2005 9:04:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies · 3,184+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1 June 2005 | David L Chandler
    On 26 May, JPL's unique orbital calculation software determined that Comet Catalina was on what could possibly be a collision course with Earth, though the odds of such an impact were small: just 1 chance in 300,000 of a strike on June 11, 2085. Based on the 980-metre size estimate, that would produce a 6-gigaton impact - equivalent to 6 billion tonnes of TNT. Astronomers expected the addition of further observations to the calculations to rule out any possibility of a collision, as happens with most newly-seen objects. But that did not quite happen. The comet's predicted pathway actually drew...
  • Jack FM turkey 'cook or save' vote slammed by Brian May [Queen guitarist]

    12/14/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | December 11, 2014 | unattributed
    A radio station that asked listeners to vote on whether two turkeys should be killed has been criticised by animal lovers - including Queen guitarist Dr Brian May. And the RSPCA has urged Jack FM to rethink the online vote on whether the turkeys should be cooked or kept alive. The RSPCA said it opposed any practice with the "potential to cause animals pain... in the name of entertainment". Currently, 62% of people have voted to save the turkeys, named Sage and Onion. The Oxfordshire station said if listeners voted to kill the pair in the "cook it or keep...
  • Queen Guitarist to Complete Doctorate

    07/25/2007 5:21:42 PM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies · 752+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2007
    LONDON — Brian May is completing his doctorate in astrophysics, more than 30 years after he abandoned his studies to form the rock group Queen. The 60-year-old guitarist and songwriter said he plans to submit his thesis, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," to supervisors at Imperial College London within the next two weeks. May was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when Queen, which included Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, was formed in 1970. He dropped his doctorate as the glam rock band became successful. Queen were one of Britain's biggest music groups in the 1970s, with hits...
  • Rock-it science: Queen star conquering the universe (Brian May coauthors physics book)

    10/23/2006 3:10:02 PM PDT · by dead · 31 replies · 1,111+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Mon Oct 23, 1:22 PM ET | Robin Millard
    LONDON (AFP) - As the guitar power in the legendary British rock band Queen, Brian May conquered most of the planet -- and now he has his sights set on mastering the universe. The star musician, who wrote hits like "We Will Rock You", "The Show Must Go On" and "Flash", has switched his plectrum for a pen and co-authored a book with two leading British astronomers, telling the story of the big bang and how the universe has evolved since. Brian May addresses the media during a photocall to launch a book entitled "Bang! The Complete History of the...
  • Muslim Group Offended by Mercury Party

    08/31/2006 8:41:24 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 57 replies · 1,853+ views
    SFGATE.COM ^ | 8/31/06 | ALI SULTAN
    A huge beach party to honor late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury must be stopped because the Zanzibar-born rock star was gay, a Muslim leader said Thursday. Mercury, who died of AIDS in 1991, violated Islam with his flamboyant lifestyle, said Azan Khalid of Zanzibar's Association for Islamic Mobilization and Propagation. "That's why he was branded a Queen," Khalid said, adding that anything linking Mercury with Zanzibar's Muslim population would be offensive.
  • Queen Guitarist Brian May Asks For Reasoning Why Terrorists Hate West

    07/12/2005 9:13:05 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 76 replies · 2,995+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 7-12-05 | Douglas Maher
    Queen Guitarist Brian May Asks For Reasoning Why Terrorists Hate West Douglas Maher All Headline News Staff Reporter July 12,2005 12:04 PM EST London,UK (AHN)-Brian May,the guitarist for the legendary rock group Queen has made a comment regarding the recent terrorist attacks in London. "I sense there is a mood of quiet resolve among the people I speak to. We are feeling that we must not go any further down the road of escalation...this is old stuff, but I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed...to seek understanding rather than revenge." May told Launch Radio...
  • Queen's Brian May Comes Out For The Protection of Comets from Vandalism

    06/29/2005 10:14:55 PM PDT · by lainie · 8 replies · 821+ views
    Brian May of Queen's blog ^ | 6/28/2005 | B.M.
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