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Astronomy (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Artifacts found in Mexico may support the paleocontact theory

    11/22/2022 10:28:03 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 54 replies ^ | November 21, 2022 |
    A group of Russian archaeologists and historians was invited to Mexico to examine the famous collection of El Toro artifacts. As a rule, these are stone and clay products, which depict various motifs of ancient Indian culture. However, among the numerous objects found, images that clearly point to paleocontact are of the greatest interest. Academic science at the beginning of the 21st century proclaimed all artifacts related to such topics as falsifications. And, by the way, about 20 thousand items have already been discovered, and their number is increasing. It was the latest artifacts from the collection that ended up...
  • Even the moon turns red this election: Blood moon falls right on night of midterms

    11/07/2022 3:59:48 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/6/22 | WND Staff
    (CBN NEWS) -- A total lunar eclipse or "blood moon" will hang in the sky as ballots are tallied on the night of November 8, and it has sparked some church leaders to believe that the upcoming midterm elections could have prophetic significance. A lunar eclipse is caused when the sun, moon, and earth align, essentially blocking the sun's rays from reflecting off the moon. During the eclipse, the moon will be almost entirely obscured only allowing a small amount of the sun's light to be seen. Those peaking rays will give the moon its orange or "blood red" hue.
  • Will A Dark Omen On Election Day Be A Sign That The United States “Is On The Eve Of Destruction”?

    11/07/2022 3:59:45 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 11/6/22 | Michael Snyder
    The level of anger that we are witnessing all over the United States right now is extremely alarming. Millions of voters on both the left and the right are filled with rage, and I have never seen this country more bitterly divided than it is at this moment. Interestingly, survey after survey has found that the economy is the number one issue that voters are concerned about. Our once great economic machine is coming apart at the seams, and the cost of living has become extremely oppressive. But to be honest, for now the economy is still relatively stable. So...
  • Stanford professor says UFO disclosure is imminent

    11/02/2022 6:50:23 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 152 replies
    Nexusnewsfeed ^ | 11/1/22 | Nexus News Feed
    "Oh yes. I know it's a fact because I've spoken to important people who are about to come out and whistleblow on it..." Are we alone in the universe? Is there life elsewhere? We don’t really have enough information at present to answer these questions, but we could be close to finding out. How? Thanks to a subject that was considered nothing more than a conspiracy a few years ago. The Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon has changed the way we think about life in the universe. All of a sudden, it seems very likely that we have been visited by beings,...
  • Another sign in the sky? Partial solar eclipse on October 25 – Over all of Europe – Maximum in northwest Russia

    10/25/2022 4:02:36 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    Strangesounds ^ | 10/24/22 | Strangesounds
    The Moon is about to take a bite out of the sun. Tomorrow, Oct. 25th, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and northeast Africa: timetables. All of Europe is in the eclipse zone with the deepest eclipse in the Scandinavian countries: The eclipse will become visible first in Reykjavik, Iceland, at 8:58 a.m. local time; where the sun will eventually be about 20 percent covered (sunrise is at 8:30 a.m.). By 11 a.m. in London, the moon will block 15 percent of the sun. The shadow will be peak around 4 p.m. in...
  • Take A Tour Of NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery: The Longest-Serving Orbiter

    10/03/2022 9:15:07 AM PDT · by whyilovetexas111 · 6 replies
    19FortyFive ^ | 10/3/2022 | Peter Suciu
    Though it was actually the first operational space shuttle to be retired from NASA service, the Orbiter Vehicle-103 (OV-103) Space Shuttle Discovery certainly earned that retirement after more than 27 years in service. As the third operational orbiter – preceded only by Columbia and Challenger – Discovery actually launched and landed successfully 39 times, more spaceflights than any other craft to date.
  • A Gigantic Solar Eruption Just Emerged From The Far Side of The Sun

    09/11/2022 5:08:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 43 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 9/8/22 | Michelle Star
    The Sun has been up to some pretty intense shenanigans lately, but a recent eruption on the far side looks to be absolute science gold. On the evening of September 5 GMT, an enormous coronal mass ejection (CME) was recorded exploding on the far side of the Sun, sending a radiation storm out across the Solar System. It was a type known as a halo CME, in which an expanding halo of hot gas can be seen spewing out around the entire Sun. Sometimes this means that the CME is headed straight for Earth. However, this eruption was on the...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Sunday 9/4/2022 Newsdump Holiday Weekend RCMP Feared "Insider Threats" During Freedom Convoy Crackdown, Chile Votes Down "Progressive Constitution", Italian, Swedish Election Polling

    09/04/2022 10:28:02 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/4/2022 | Nextrush/Self
    Breaking News: Mass Murder Attacks in Rural Saskatchewan Canada With Two Suspects Using Knives 10 Dead And 15 Wounded Police Say The Suspects Are At Large Tonight the Royal Canadian Mounted Police warning the public across three provinces (Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) regarding suspects Damien Sanderson, 31 and Myles Sanderson, 30. They may have been spotted in Regina, Saskatchewan... A private plane that reported cabin pressure problems after taking off in Spain on a flight to Cologne, Germany ended up crashing into the Baltic Sea off the coast of Latvia... A protest march and rally in the Netherlands today opposing...
  • The Big Bang didn't happen

    08/17/2022 1:12:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 126 replies
    iai News ^ | August 11, 2022 | Eric J. Lerner
    To everyone who sees them, the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) images of the cosmos are beautifully awe-inspiring. But to most professional astronomers and cosmologists, they are also extremely surprising—not at all what was predicted by theory. In the flood of technical astronomical papers published online since July 12, the authors report again and again that the images show surprisingly many galaxies, galaxies that are surprisingly smooth, surprisingly small and surprisingly old. Lots of surprises, and not necessarily pleasant ones. One paper’s title begins with the candid exclamation: “Panic!”Why do the JWST’s images inspire panic among cosmologists? And what...
  • Leading space science expert predicts a 'direct hit' on Earth from a solar storm

    07/18/2022 12:01:57 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | 7/17/22 | Loukia Papadopoulos
    It has been a busy time for solar activity. Back in March of 2022, Earth was hit by separate geomagnetic storms, according to government weather agencies in the U.S. and the U.K. Though the geomagnetic storms likely didn't cause any harm, they brought into focus the potential harm that could come from more powerful storms in the future. Then earlier this month, a G1-class geomagnetic storm hit the Earth, causing bright auroras over Canada. The only problem is that nobody saw this storm coming until it was quite late. Five days ago, a giant sunspot and filaments on the solar...
  • Another bright fireball over the United Kingdom, more than 800 reports received

    05/18/2022 7:50:37 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies ^ | 5/17/22 | Watchers
    A bright fireball was seen over the southwestern United Kingdom at 20:46 UTC on May 16, 2022. The event comes just five days after a very bright fireball was seen over the same region. Interestingly, both events had very similar trajectories. The American Meteor Society (AMS) and International Meteor Organization (IMO) together with UKMON (UK), Werkgroep Meteoren (NL), and Vigie-Ciel (FR) received more than 800 reports, mainly from England and Wales.2 The ground trajectory computed from the witness reports shows that the meteor was traveling from SW to NE and ended its visible flight over southern England.
  • 3 curious facts about comets that you shouldn't miss.

    04/25/2022 6:33:54 AM PDT · by Varun · 24 replies
    Facts hungry ^ | Devansh
    There is no need to tell what a comet is.Because on such a great platform most of you may know more than me.As I am just a student with little English.But regardless of that, there is something you may also agree with.That, comet is something interesting. Isn't it?Just think about it: a small chunk of ice or dirt revolving around the sun.Same as the facts that I have here.Interesting facts about comets:1. The first comet was observed long ago around 500 B.C. by a Greek philosophers. 2. Many Scientists think that comets were leftovers from the early development of our...
  • We're two years away from the Great North American Solar Eclipse of April 8, 2024!

    04/09/2022 9:15:28 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 36 replies ^ | 4/7/22 | Stefanie Waldek
    On April 8, 2024, the Great North American Solar Eclipse will cross the country, plunging a 124-mile-wide swath of land stretching from Mexico to Canada into night-like darkness. First, the crowds gather, spreading out picnic blankets, setting up lawn chairs and stringing up hammocks. There's a social, even jovial atmosphere until the sunlight begins to dim, and an unnerving shadow seeps across the entire landscape like a rising tide. The chatter quiets as eyes lift to the sky. And finally, it happens — the sun is consumed entirely by a pitch-black disk, nighttime arrives in the middle of the day,...
  • Solar Storm To Hit Earth, Prompting Monitoring by Airlines, Electric Grid Operators (Wednesday Night)

    04/05/2022 4:37:56 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 4-5-2022
    A solar storm will sweep across the Earth Wednesday night, raising prospects of dazzling Northern Lights visible as far south as Chicago while prompting airlines and electric-grid operators to step up monitoring of the potentially damaging geomagnetic activity. Solar eruptions—called coronal mass ejections—burst from the sun in two waves Monday and are building up enough energy to potentially become a level 3 geomagnetic storm when it hits, according to Rob Steenburgh, a space scientist with the U.S. Space Weather Prediction Center. Solar storms, like hurricanes, are ranked on a five-step scale, with one being the weakest and five the strongest....
  • WATCH: What Russian Cosmonauts Did While Arriving at Space Station Has Everyone Talking

    03/19/2022 8:58:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/19/2022 | Nick Arama
    There have been a lot of people protesting the war in Russia, and in a time where such protest can get you locked up–facing a lot of punishment–that’s a brave thing to do. They’ve been protesting since the first day of the invasion. But perhaps it’s even more dangerous an effort to protest when you have a very high-profile position. It’s hard to think of people with a “higher” position than cosmonauts being sent into space, to the International Space Station.Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the Station on Saturday, as the first Russian group sent into space since the Russian...
  • How to design a sail that won't tear or melt on an interstellar voyage

    02/17/2022 3:40:02 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies ^ | 2/16/2022 | Evan Lerner
    An artist's conception of the Starshot Lightsail spacecraft during acceleration by a ground-based laser array. Previous conceptions of lightsails have imagined them being passively pushed by light from the sun, but Starshot's laser-based approach requires rethinking the sail's shape and composition so it won't melt or tear during acceleration.Astronomers have been waiting decades for the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, which promises to peer farther into space than ever before. But if humans want to actually reach our nearest stellar neighbor, they will need to wait quite a bit longer: a probe sent to Alpha Centauri with a...
  • Uri Geller Says Aliens Will Eradicate Disease And Boost Human Life Span

    02/02/2022 6:45:23 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 49 replies ^ | 1/31/22 | Cameron Frew
    Aliens are coming to Earth, and they're going to eradicate all of our diseases and increase our lifespan, according to Uri Geller. The truth is out there, they say. Let's be real: it's naive to think we're the only intelligent life across the whole universe. Somewhere, across 10 billion lightyears and countless galaxies, there has to be... someone, something, right? Don't take my word for it: Geller, a self-proclaimed physicist most-famous for bending a spoon and clearly a reputable authority on extra-terrestrials, believes an alien invasion is 'imminent', and these 'superior' beings will share their knowledge with us lowly humans....
  • Don’t Look Up: The Allegory We’ve Been Waiting For (Movie Review & National Debt Commentary)

    01/25/2022 8:09:45 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | January 24, 2022 | Peter C. Earle
    Last weekend, between dealing with Winter Storm Izzy and a torrent of work to complete, I squeezed in a viewing of Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up. So much has been said about it in the last week or two that it felt like a moral obligation, albeit a second-tier one. This is not a movie review so much as it is a resounding thanks to the writers, cast, and crew. I commend them for making a film so long overdue with the urgency required. Be respectfully forewarned: there are many spoilers ahead. The plot is relatively straightforward: a graduate student...
  • Elon Musk: SpaceX, Mars, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and AI (a freewheeling 2.5 hr Q&A)

    01/02/2022 12:26:02 PM PST · by poconopundit · 15 replies
    Lex Fridman Podcasts on Youtube ^ | December 28, 2021 | Lex Fridman interview w/Elon Musk
    Elon Musk is a pleasure to listen to for a number of reasons: he's down to earth, witty, often funny, and as the CEO & Chief Engineer of Space/X he can delve into the challenges of rocketing to Mars and make it somewhat understandable and interesting for the layman. I'm pretty impatient when it comes to podcasts, but I listened to the first 45 minutes of this 2.5 hour recording -- it was that interesting. Scan the subjects in the index below, then click to your subject of interest. Here's an excerpt from the podcast where he discusses what he...
  • How Does The James Webb Space Telescope Work? - Smarter Every Day 262

    12/27/2021 5:59:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Youtube Smarter Every Day ^ | September, 2021 | Destin
    There is no transcript of this video. There is a great interview with Dr. John Mather, who is the senior project scientist on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). The Youtube is very well done in explaining the JWST, what it is designed to do, how it is supposed to work, and how it will be deployed and emplaced over the next month.