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  • Congressman Jason Chaffetz withdraws his endorsement of Donald Trump

    10/07/2016 8:26:47 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 213 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | October 7, 2016 | Mark Green
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Congressman Jason Chaffetz said he is withdrawing his support for Donald Trump Friday after a video surfaced showing the Republican candidate for president making vulgar remarks in 2005 about touching and kissing women without their consent. Chaffetz, a Republican representing Utah's Third Congressional District, appeared on Fox 13 News at Nine Friday, saying: "I'm out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. It is some of the most abhorrent and offensive comments that you can possibly imagine." Rep. Chaffetz said he and his wife have a 15-year-old daughter, and he said...
  • ADMIRAL "ACE" LYONS WARNS AMERICA

    08/20/2016 8:41:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 4, 2016 | Admiarl "ACE" Lyons
    “Why would an American President embrace the Muslim Brotherhood?” 20 minutes of easy listening from a wise and knowledgeable man
  • Reagan Packed Heat. Now Everyone’s In on The Gun-Toting Fantasy(Eleanor Roosevelt?)

    02/08/2016 6:14:23 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsweek.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Rick Perlstein
    This past June, pulp novelist Brad Meltzer revealed that while he was touring Secret Service headquarters for research on a White House thriller, agents shared with him what Meltzer called a "secret." President Ronald Reagan packed heat. "It's true," they said. "A .38. Reagan used to hide it in his briefcase and take it on Air Force One." Not a secret, actually. Edmund Morris said the same thing in Dutch. And Ronald Kessler's In the President's Secret Service reported that "Reagan confided to one agent that on his first presidential trip to the Soviet Union in May 1988, he had...
  • READER POINT OF VIEW: Kubacki says there's no room for hate at Statehouse

    05/10/2014 1:35:54 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Goshen News ^ | April 25, 2014 | REBECCA KUBACKI
    I would like to thank my family for giving me such support and strength through this most despicable (Indiana District 22 Representative) campaign. They have had to endure the barrage of spiteful and hateful letters to the editor. My family members wanted to respond. It was my mother who objected. She may have been a migrant worker, but she set very high standards for the Espinoza family. The Espinozas take the high road. I could not be more proud of how the Espinoza family has shown such dignity and grace.
  • It’s Freezing on the Surface of this Nearby Star-like Object Read more:

    04/29/2014 1:34:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Shannon Hall on
    A brown dwarf that’s as frosty as the Earth’s North Pole has been discovered lurking incredibly close to our Solar System. Astronomer Keven Luhman from Pennsylvania State University used NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) and the Spitzer Space Telescope to pinpoint the object’s temperature and distance. This is the coldest brown dwarf found so far, and it’s a mere 7.2 light-years away, making it the seventh closest star-like object to the Sun. “It is very exciting to discover a new neighbor of our Solar System that is so close,” said Luhman in a press release. Brown dwarfs emerge when...
  • Recommissioned NEOWISE Discovers Near-Earth Asteroid

    04/10/2014 1:14:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 7, 2014 | Jason Major
    Less than four months after getting switched back on — and only days after its “next light” images — NASA’s re-commissioned NEOWISE mission has made its first discovery: a never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid 27 million miles (43 million km) away. Identified in a series of images captured on Dec. 29, 2013 YP139 is a coal-black asteroid about 650 meters — over 2,100 feet — wide. The image above shows the asteroid as a circled red dot as it moved across NEOWISE’s field of view over a period of several hours. 2013 YP139 would be all but invisible in optical light because...
  • NEOWISE Spots a “Weirdo” Comet

    04/10/2014 1:07:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Universe Today ^ | February 28, 2014 | Jason Major
    NASA’s NEOWISE mission — formerly known as just WISE — has identified the first comet of its new near-Earth object hunting career… and, according to mission scientists, it’s a “weirdo.” To date several new asteroids have already been found by NEOWISE, and on February 14, 2014, it spotted its first comet. “We are so pleased to have discovered this frozen visitor from the outermost reaches of our solar system,” said Amy Mainzer, NEOWISE principal investigator at JPL. “This comet is a weirdo — it is in a retrograde orbit, meaning that it orbits the sun in the opposite sense from...
  • NASA Report: How to Defend Planet From Asteroids

    02/11/2014 2:46:31 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 62 replies
    Space.com ^ | February 11, 2014 | Tanya Lewis
    The results of a workshop to find the best ways to find, track and deflect asteroids headed for Earth were released by NASA on Friday (Feb. 7). NASA's Asteroid Initiative, started in 2013, includes a mission to capture a small near-Earth asteroid and drag it into a stable orbit around the moon, and a challenge to devise the best ideas for detecting and defending against potentially dangerous asteroids. The agency put out a request for information to refine the objectives of the Asteroid Initiative, to generate other mission concepts and increase participation in the mission and planetary defense. NASA received...
  • WISE Spacecraft Re-Activated to Hunt for Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

    08/22/2013 8:29:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | Nancy Atkinson on
    A hibernating spacecraft has been called back into service. The WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer”) spacecraft that has been sleeping in a polar orbit around Earth for two years will be turned back on next month to hunt for more potentially hazardous asteroids, and perhaps search for an asteroid that NASA could capture and explore in the future. “The WISE mission achieved its mission’s goals and as NEOWISE extended the science even further in its survey of asteroids. NASA is now extending that record of success, which will enhance our ability to find potentially hazardous asteroids, and support the new...
  • NASA's WISE Colors in Unknowns on Jupiter Asteroids

    10/16/2012 9:32:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    "We're NASA and we know it!" ^ | October 15, 2012 | Whitney Clavin
    Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, have uncovered new clues in the ongoing mystery of the Jovian Trojans -- asteroids that orbit the sun on the same path as Jupiter. Like racehorses, the asteroids travel in packs, with one group leading the way in front of the gas giant, and a second group trailing behind. The observations are the first to get a detailed look at the Trojans' colors: both the leading and trailing packs are made up of predominantly dark, reddish rocks with a matte, non-reflecting surface. What's more, the data verify the previous...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Asteroids Near Earth

    10/01/2011 5:27:51 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    NASA ^ | October 01, 2011 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Though the sizes are not to scale, the Sun and planets of the inner solar system are shown in this illustration, where each red dot represents an asteroid. New results from NEOWISE, the infrared asteroid hunting portion of the WISE mission, are shown on the left compared to old population projections of mid-size or larger near-Earth asteroids from surveys at visible wavelengths. And the good news is, NEOWISE observations estimate there are 40 percent fewer near-Earth asteroids that are larger than 100 meters (330 feet), than indicated by visible light searches. Based on infrared imaging, the NEOWISE results are...
  • Search on for Death Star that throws out deadly comets..

    03/19/2010 7:30:45 PM PDT · by TaraP · 54 replies · 1,651+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | March 13th, 2010
    Nasa scientists are searching for an invisible 'Death Star' that circles the Sun, which catapults potentially catastrophic comets at the Earth. The star, also known as Nemesis, is five times the size of Jupiter and could be to blame for the impact that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. The bombardment of icy missiles is being blamed by some scientists for mass extinctions of life that they say happen every 26 million years Nemesis is predicted to lie at a distance equal to 25,000 times that of the Earth from the Sun, or a third of a light-year....
  • Giant Stealth Planet May Explain Rain of Comets from Solar System's Edge

    12/04/2010 7:32:45 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 82 replies
    Space.com ^ | 12/01/2010 | Space.com
    Our sun may have a companion that disturbs comets from the edge of the solar system — a giant planet with up to four times the mass of Jupiter, researchers suggest. A NASA space telescope launched last year may soon detect such a stealth companion to our sun, if it actually exists, in the distant icy realm of the comet-birthing Oort cloud, which surrounds our solar system with billions of icy objects. The potential jumbo Jupiter would likely be a world so frigid it is difficult to spot, researchers said. It could be found up to 30,000 astronomical units from...
  • Mystery Planet: Is a Rogue Giant Orbiting Our Sun?

    02/16/2011 4:51:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies
    Time ^ | Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 | Michael D. Lemonick
    "What we're really saying," he explains, "is that there's suggestive evidence there might be something out there." And if a new planet exists — something Matese is emphatically not claiming at this point — then the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite should already have an image of it stored somewhere in its enormous database. How suggestive the evidence actually is, though, depends on whom you ask. If you ask Ned Wright, a UCLA astrophysicist and WISE principal investigator, he'll tell you, "It's really kind of flimsy. It's there, but they don't have super data." So while the latest version...
  • Finding ET in the Data (Hunt for Dyson spheres heats up)

    04/17/2013 9:10:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 4/17/13 | Paul Gilster
    Finding ET in the Data by Paul Gilster on April 17, 2013 As we saw yesterday, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) has been the source of data for a number of searches for unusual infrared signatures. The idea is to look for the artifacts of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, under the assumption that a sufficiently advanced culture will be capable of engineering projects that could be detected from light years away. A Dyson sphere, existing either as a completely enclosed star or as a swarm of artifacts around a star, is but one example of such engineering, but it’s a sensible...
  • NASA's WISE Telescope Detects 4,700 Possibly Hazardous Asteroids (DO NOT PANIC - YET!)

    05/18/2012 1:30:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/17/12 | Mark Whittington
    NASA's WISE Telescope Detects 4,700 Possibly Hazardous AsteroidsBy Mark Whittington | Yahoo! Contributor Network – 10 hrs ago According to CNN, NASA has announced that there are potentially 4700 asteroids -- give or take 1,500 -- that are large enough and pass close enough to the Earth in their orbits around the sun to constitute a hazard. Hazardous asteroids A hazardous asteroid, as defined by NASA, is a body that is greater than 100 meters or 330 feet in diameter and approaches Earth within 5 million miles, about 20 times the distance from the Earth to the moon. Such an...
  • NASA Photos Bring Millions of Galaxies and Asteroids Down to Earth

    04/18/2011 4:49:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies
    Space.com ^ | 4/15/11 | Clara Moskowitz
    NASA has unveiled a flood of photos showing millions galaxies, stars and asteroids photographed by a prolific sky-mapping telescope that ended its mission earlier this year. For the first time, the space agency publicly released more than half of the 2.7 million images taken by its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope during its mission to map the entire sky. WISE launched in December 2009 and spent 14 months scanning the heavens in infrared light before shutting down this past February. The $320 million space telescope hunted for asteroids and comets, as well as more distant cosmic objects revealed by...
  • Leo Wise Resigns (Pelosi created Office of Congressional Ethics to "drain the swamp")

    10/18/2010 4:04:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 10/15/10 | Jay Newton-Small
    Leo Wise ResignsPosted by Jay Newton-Small Friday, October 15, 2010 at 1:00 am The head of the controversial Office of Congressional Ethics, Leo Wise, announced today he'll be leaving the office he helped to create to join the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi created the office two years ago in a bid to "drain the swamp" and tighten ethics standards. For decades the House Committee on Standards and Official Conduct turned a blind eye to member's infractions; the panel's members were unwilling to police their colleagues. “I'm proud of what we accomplished,” Wise...
  • 25,000 new asteroids found by NASA's sky mapping (WISE, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer)

    07/16/2010 1:34:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/10 | Alicia Chang - ap
    LOS ANGELES – Worried about Earth-threatening asteroids? One of NASA's newest space telescopes has spotted 25,000 never-before-seen asteroids in just six months. Ninety-five of those are considered "near Earth," but in the language of astronomy that means within 30 million miles. Luckily for us, none poses any threat to Earth anytime soon. Called WISE for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, the telescope completes its first full scan of the sky on Saturday and then begins another round of imaging. What's special about WISE is its ability to see through impenetrable veils of dust, picking up the heat glow of objects that...
  • The best Quote Tonight from Gov. Sarah Palin at the CSU-Stanislaus dinner

    06/25/2010 9:34:39 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 61 replies
    CSU GALA | Friday June 25, 2010
    "The Declaration of Independence was the Declaration of Responsibility too." - Sarah Palin