Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

Anything missing from this otherwise spiffy video?

My big question is: At what point do the cylons show up?

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Look! Up in the sky!

From Spaceweather:
TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN: Scientists and sky watchers are converging on the northeast coast of Australia, near the Great Barrier Reef, for a total eclipse of the sun on Nov. 13/14. For researchers, the brief minutes of totality … Continue reading

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ORIONID METEOR SHOWER TODAY

From Spaceweather

ORIONID METEOR SHOWER–TODAY! Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower. Forecasters expect ~25 meteors per hour when the shower peaks on Oct. 21st. No matter where you live, the … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Mars Rover Curiosity is checking in using Foursquare

Okay… I don’t think Curiosity is going to have a lot of competition for the mayorship.
Curiosity has a Foursquare account.
 

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NEW COMET! KABLAM! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! (Welllll? We are!)

There is a new and very bright comet out there.  Which of course means that it is the end of the world as we know it… maybe.  Maybe not.  In any event, it should be bright! And we might need … Continue reading

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“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

Very cool… er um… hot back then.. no.. cool… but…
Just read:
NASA Telescopes Spy Ultra-Distant Galaxy
PASADENA, Calif. — With the combined power of NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, as well as a cosmic magnification effect, astronomers have spotted what could … Continue reading

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CME! Whew!

WOW.
This is from Astronomy Pic of the Day.
Behold this huge Coronal Mass Ejection.

One of these days, one of these monsters will hit the Earth at just the right angle and it’ll be lights out.
TEOTWAWKI.
Enjoy your electricity while you can and … Continue reading

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Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!

My little brush with hurricane Isaac, and very close brush with a tornado it spawned, and the wreckage of the neighborhood where I was, made me especially interested in this image from Astronomy Pic of the Day:

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Curiosity’s curious visual odometry system

Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.  This got my attention not only because it deals with Curiosity, but also because of my budding interest in ham radio.
The newest Mars Rover, Curiosity, is tagging Mars… with Morse Code.
Curiosity … Continue reading

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CME IMPACT: geomagnetic storm underway

From Spaceweather:
CME IMPACT: As expected, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth’s magnetic field on Sept. 3rd at approximately 1200 UT (5 am PDT).  The impact induced measurable ground currents in the soil of northern Scandinavia and sparked bright auroras … Continue reading

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