Tag Archives: Sun

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

This will be some phenomena. Hopefully, there won’t be any foolish people out there who think that looking at the sun won’t hurt them. Especially kids who may not know any better and teenagers who think they’re invincible. One can … Continue reading

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What Was Here Before the Solar System?

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Universe Today by Fraser Cainon May 28, 2015 The Solar System is 4.5 billion years old, but the Universe is much older. What was here before our Solar System formed? The Solar … Continue reading

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Two more planets in our Solar System, say astronomers

With all of the madness going on in this world, which these days and for decades to come (as with centuries past) has everything to do with religious dogmatism, it’s nice to know that there are scientists out there who … Continue reading

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The Black Hole Smokescreen

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: The Daily Beast By Matthew R. Francis Black holes are strange, seemingly paradoxical objects. By their nature, they are nearly invisible. Yet thanks to their powerful gravitational pull, they draw in matter, … Continue reading

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The Weirdest Object in the Universe

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: The Daily Beast By Matthew R. Francis The Universe is full of strange things. That’s what gets many astronomers out of bed: knowing that somewhere something really weird is waiting to be … Continue reading

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Exploring Dark Energy

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: The Daily Beast By Matthew R. Francis  The Daily Beast The Universe is expanding—the space between galaxies is growing larger all the time. Not only that, but the rate of expansion is … Continue reading

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Major Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun (Video)

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Miriam Kramer, Staff Writer March 31, 2014 12:26 PM The sun unleashed a major solar flare on Saturday (March 29), causing a radio blackout for several minutes on Earth, space … Continue reading

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Seeds of Monster Black Holes Were Surprisingly Big

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Mike Wall, Senior Writer March 28, 2014 6:06 PM The gigantic black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies were apparently born big.  The central black holes in dwarf … Continue reading

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Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth, Survey Finds

There is no limit to the ignorance and just plain stupidity of the human race, and that includes Americans. I suppose that if people still believe in gods and ghosts, why not believe that the Sun revolves around the Earth. … Continue reading

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Star-rich galaxy found from universe’s baby years

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Reuters By Irene Klotz February 10, 2014 9:50 PM CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Astronomers have found an old and distant galaxy that is believed to date back to a time when … Continue reading

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Solar Wind Creates Water in Star Dust, Implications for Life

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor  Solar wind can form water on interplanetary dust, potentially adding to the primordial soup that gave rise to life on Earth, scientists say. On Earth, … Continue reading

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Dark Matter Near Earth Peaks Every March, New Study Suggests

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Scientific American By Clara Moskowitz January 6, 2014 6:30 AM Billions of particles of invisible “dark matter” are probably flying through your body right now, passing through the spaces between your atoms … Continue reading

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Venus Now Shining at Its Brightest: How to See It

Interesting stuff… TGORefer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education December 5, 2013 6:56 PM Venus is shining at its brightest in the low southwestern night sky just after sunset, making it a fine time for … Continue reading

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How to Find Alien Life on Dying Planets

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor  If life does exist anywhere else in the universe, it may only be fleeting. Now scientists are researching how signs of life might look on … Continue reading

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No sign of comet after pass around sun: scientists

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Reuters By Irene Klotz November 28, 2013 3:34 PM (Reuters) – A comet’s 5.5-million-year journey to the inner solar system apparently ended during a suicidal trip around the sun, leaving no trace … Continue reading

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Comet ISON Headed for Close Sun Encounter on Thanksgiving

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Mike Wall, Senior Writer Comet ISON’s highly anticipated flyby of the sun is now just two weeks away, and scientists and skywatchers alike hope the encounter gives them another reason … Continue reading

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Sun Unleashes Biggest Solar Flare of the Year Yet

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Tariq Malik | SPACE.com The most powerful solar flare of the year erupted from the sun today (April 11) sparking a temporary radio blackout on Earth, NASA officials say. The … Continue reading

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Sun Rings In New Year with Solar Eruption

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By SPACE.com Staff | SPACE.com As people around the world  rang in the New Year to celebrate Earth’s latest trip around the sun Monday night, our closest star marked the occasion … Continue reading

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I’m back…

I was out of town on business but have now returned. The image you see below is taken from the plane on the return trip. I hope to soon be posting my daily rhetoric… TGO

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Sun Unleashes Huge Solar Plasma Wave

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By SPACE.com Staff | SPACE.com A giant wave of super-hot solar plasma larger than the Earth erupted from the sun on Friday (Oct. 19) in a spectacular display captured by a … Continue reading

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Newfound Alien Planet a Top Contender to Host Life

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By Nola Taylor Redd | SPACE.com A newly discovered alien planet may be one of the top contenders to support life beyond Earth, researchers say. The newfound world, a “super Earth” … Continue reading

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Giant Dying Star Caught Devouring Alien Planet

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By SPACE.com Staff | SPACE.com A swollen star near the end if its life has been caught devouring one of its own planets — a scenario that could one day be … Continue reading

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Solar Storm Expected to Hit Earth Tuesday

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By SPACE.com Staff | SPACE.com A medium-size solar flare erupted from the sun this weekend, hurling a cloud of plasma and charged particles toward Earth on a cosmic path that is … Continue reading

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NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft Nears Interstellar Space

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By SPACE.com Staff | SPACE.com NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a new environment more than 11 billion miles from Earth, suggesting that the venerable probe is on the cusp of … Continue reading

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Japan astronomers find most distant galaxy cluster

To think that each one of those tiny disks in the photograph is a galaxy, some similar to our own Milky Way while others being much larger; each containing trillions of stars, planets, moons, asteroids, etc. is truly mind-boggling. Add … Continue reading

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Biggest solar storm in years races toward Earth

Fascinating stuff from our “friend” in space; without it (the Sun) we wouldn’t be here… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By SETH BORENSTEIN | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest solar storm in five years was … Continue reading

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Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth

Reading an article pertaining to the Sun reminds me of the story in the Bible, in the Book of Joshua, when God commanded the Sun to “stand still,” so that daylight lasted longer and a battle (one of the countless … Continue reading

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Pat Condell: A God of life

Again, nothing but reality; unpopular as that might be with the brain-dead religious people of this planet. TGO Video: YouTube

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Apocalypse Not Now: 2012 Doomsday Predictions Debunked by NASA

Dim-witted people continue to believe all kinds of superstitions regarding an apocalypse. It almost seems as if religious individuals (as most end-of-days believers are) actually want some cataclysmic event to occur. Sorry people, there is no evidence for any such … Continue reading

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Comet’s Death by Sun Photographed for First Time

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Space.com By Tariq Malik , SPACE.com Managing Editor Space.com | The death of a comet that plunged into the sun was captured on camera this month for the first time in history, … Continue reading

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On Fourth of July, Earth Is Farthest from the Sun

Some interesting facts for all of you science lovers out there; all ten of you… TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com By Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist, Space.com | Mon, Jul 4, 2011 The weather forecast for this year’s … Continue reading

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Rare Sight: Giant Black Hole Devours Star, Fires Beams at Earth

Science is truly fascinating, and I believe cosmology to be especially so! TGO Refer to story below. Source: SPACE.com Denise Chow, SPACE.com Staff Writer, Space.com Thu Jun 16, 11:44 pm ET A powerful beam of energy has been spotted blasting out from the center … Continue reading

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Moonwatchers treated to total lunar eclipse

Interesting stuff…TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press Tue Dec 21, 9:47 am ET NEW YORK – Skywatchers got an early holiday present this year: A total eclipse of the moon. Hanging high in the sky, the moon slowly turned from bright silver … Continue reading

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Early Christmas treat: 2010’s total lunar eclipse

Interesting stuff… TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer Alicia Chang, Ap Science Writer LOS ANGELES – ‘Twill be nights before Christmas and high overhead, the moon will turn orange or maybe bright … Continue reading

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First glimpse of a planet from another galaxy

The study of cosmology is one of the most fascinating of all the sciences. I can only imagine what discoveries will be made in the next hundred years and beyond, as our technology advances at a geometric rate. TGO Refer … Continue reading

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Scientists find most massive star ever discovered

Interesting stuff…! TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press By RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer Wed Jul 21, 11:12 am ET LONDON – A huge ball of brightly burning gas drifting through a neighboring galaxy may … Continue reading

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Stargazers in awe as total eclipse arcs across Pacific

What an awesome sight! TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press by Martin Bernetti Martin Bernetti Mon Jul 12, 3:53 am ET HANGA ROA, Chile (AFP) – A total solar eclipse drew an 11,000-kilometer (6,800-mile) arc over the Pacific Sunday, plunging remote territories … Continue reading

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Potentially Dangerous Asteroid Spotted Passing Earth

If one of these monster-sized asteroids ever hits our planet humans will probably be a thing of the past. Even a smaller space-rock could cause widespread devastation. Should this occur, mankind will realize the stupidity of fighting and killing one … Continue reading

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In a first, astronomers snatch distant planet’s ‘fingerprint’

This is awesome! I missed my “calling” in life; I should have been a scientist (astronomer). TGO Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press Wed Jan 13, 12:00 pm ET PARIS (AFP) – Astronomers on Wednesday said they had made the first direct capture … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day: The Science of the Winter Solstice

An interesting and informative article… TGO Refer to story below. Source: LiveScience; Photograph: Stockxpert By Jeanna Bryner, Managing Editor posted: 18 December 2009  01:03m ET The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, when the sun is at … Continue reading

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