Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

UPDATE: Beresheet Moon Landing expected to start at 3:05 p.m. EST (2005 GMT).

Israel spacecraft Beresheet will attempt Moon landing today. Moon Landing expected to start at 3:05 p.m. EST (2005 GMT). UPDATE: A selfie from Beresheet… UPDATE: The lander did NOT safely land. UPDATE: We were using ZedNet during the landing process.  … Continue reading

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First photograph of a real Black Hole

No, this is not a photo of the HQ of the Fishwrap, a place so dense that no light can escape it. Nor is it a pic of the Jesuits’ Generalate in Rome.  This isn’t an artistic rendering of the … Continue reading

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Ultra-cool video about Thursday’s Moon landing!

As you know, Beresheet is the Hebrew word for “In the beginning”. It also is the name of Israel’s unmanned moon-landing mission! The landing is scheduled for Thursday. Here is an ultra-cool video about how they are doing it without … Continue reading

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SPACEWEATHER: Strange Northern Lights!

This is from SpaceWeather…. very cool. I’ll bet this freaked out a lot of people… though there aren’t a lot of people up there. ___ ROCKETS DUMP CHEMICALS INTO NORTHERN LIGHTS: Last night (April 5th) in Norway, researchers at the Andøya … Continue reading

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FINALLY! Pres. Trump’s Exec. Order concerning EMP preparedness

FINALLY! Long-time readers here will recall that I’ve written on occasion about the devastation that a large Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) would cause.  A large enough EMP could take out much or all of the electrical grid that our lives have … Continue reading

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Of Flaring Suns and Starry Nights

While Ham Radio operators are vexed by the lack of spots on your planet’s yellow star, there is still activity. Frankly, having read recently 48 Hours by William Forstchen – US HERE – UK HERE – this sort of story makes me … Continue reading

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Opportunity: R.I.P.

How sad.  Mars rover Opportunity seems to have come to the end of its mission.  HERE Low batteries and a bad dust storm.  That was it. A 3 month mission lasted almost 15 years.

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TRANS-NEPTUNIAN COMET APPROACHES EARTH

One of the best titles ever… From SpaceWeather: TRANS-NEPTUNIAN COMET APPROACHES EARTH: In only a few days, newly-discovered Comet Iwamoto will split the orbits of Earth and Mars, making a relatively close approach to our planet visible through small telescopes. … Continue reading

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Super-Wolf-Blood Moon!

Tonight… for a lot of you. Alas, I won’t be able to view it. Rats. I would have loved to see this thing against the background of downtown Tokyo, where I am as I write. We have a Super-Wolf-Blood Moon. … Continue reading

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Photos of Ultima Thule!

The first images of Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule are on SpaceWeather. New Horizons is a NASA spacecraft that was the first to visit Pluto in July 2015.  It continued into the Kuiper Belt.   This is only the fifth craft … Continue reading

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Large Asteroid in 2023, etc.

As we await word of the successor to the Extraordinary Ordinary, we have some related news. From Inquisitr: Large Asteroid Packing 50 Megatons Of Force Might Come Crashing Down On Earth In 2023 — And That’s Not All While the … Continue reading

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Did an alien vessel just pass by? The mystery of Oumuamua.

Fascinating piece today at Spaceweather: DID AN ALIEN LIGHT SAIL VISIT THE SOLAR SYSTEM?: It sounds like a tabloid headline, but in this case it could be real. Mainstream researchers from the Harvard Center for Astrophysics have made the case … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL! Move to rename Hubble’s Law… for a priest

A reader alerted me to something for a Just To Cool entry, or perhaps Look! Up In The Sky! There has been a recommendation to rename, or rather amplify the name of Hubble’s Law after Fr. Georges Lemaître.   HERE … Continue reading

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Dodging Global Extinction Events

These days it is hard to look around and not wonder if we are at last really in the End Times.  We seems to be experiencing the Great Falling Away.  Signs and signs and signs of faster and faster autodestruction … Continue reading

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Vigil and the Tears of St Lawrence

The other day I posted a rather introspective post about my attitude these days, quoting Stevie Ray Vaughn’s version of The Sky Is Crying Well, the sky really is crying right now, and not with rain but with burning comet … Continue reading

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