Category Archives: Look! Up in the sky!

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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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Look! Up in the Sky! MARS in opposition, MOON in bloody conjunction

On a far happier note, from SpaceWeather and from APOD come astronomical notes of interest. First, APOD says that Mars is in opposition.  This mean that the entire planet is lined up against liberals, in a kind of solar systemic … Read More

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FLYING ELECTRIC SPACE SPIDERS!

News especially for P… …from SpaceWeather: SPIDERS AND SPACE WEATHER: Did you know that spiders can fly? Biologists call it “ballooning.” Spiders spin a strand of silk, it juts into the air, and off they go. Airborne arachnids have been … Read More

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A massive storm has changed the appearance of Mars!

From Spaceweather I learned that a massive dust storm on Mars has changed the appearance of the planet. DUST STORM SWALLOWS MARS: A martian dust storm that started in late May, silencing NASA’s Opportunity rover, [sigh] has now wrapped itself around … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL: SPACE FORCE!

When I was driving to Michigan for this year’s Acton University, I heard a speech that Pres. Trump gave to a gathering of small business leaders.   During that speech he mentioned NASA and the development of the SPACE FORCE! … Read More

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Just to put your day into perspective

Just to put your day into perspective. Of course, that’s all well and good, but a human soul has greater worth. Christ died for souls, not stars or background radiation. It seems to me that the material cosmos is so … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL – Fly Over video of The Moon

Because today is the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, it’s time for a trip to your planet’s largest satellite! Everyone should check out the amazing “Tour of The Moon” 4K “fly over” video, provided by the folks at NASA.  HERE It makes … Read More

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Happy Birthday, dear universe, happy birthday to you!

Fun! This is from History: On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of … Read More

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s…. STEVE!

Run, don’t walk, to SpaceWeather for a super cool video of STEVE! STEVE RETURNS (UPDATED WITH VIDEO): Last night in Alberta, Canada, photographer Alan Dyer looked up and saw a mauve ribbon of light bisecting the night sky. Auroras? Not exactly. … Read More

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Holy Saturday 2018 – Paschal Blue Moon on Vigil of Easter and more Moon stuff

Bumped up to the top for today… photos below A “Blue Moon” is a second full moon during a calendar month.  They are infrequent. This year – 2018 – there are two occurrences. The first was on 31 January, and … Read More

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Look! Up in the sky! Falcon Heavy lifts off.

I’ve been watching the SpaceX launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket. They sent up Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster. This booster can lift 64 metric tons (141,000 lbs), more than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel. … Read More

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31 Jan – Blue Moon Eclipse

This is from SpaceWeather: BLUE MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE: On Wednesday, Jan. 31st, the second full Moon of January will pass through Earth’s shadow, producing a rare “Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse.” The Moon won’t look blue, however. Researchers are predicting a … Read More

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The Pope marries a couple on the papal airplane. Hmmm.

I fairly dread papal trips these days. You never know what is going to happen on the papal airplane. Will there be another presser in which the Holy Father will say something like, “Who am I to judge?” That was … Read More

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Just Too Cool! Voyager fires its thrusters for the first time in 37 years.

Recently I re-watched the movie The Martian, which is also a novel.  [US HERE – UK HERE  I understand that the author has a new book out.] I find it inspiring. We  encounter challenges.  We work the problems.  We face … Read More

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VIDEO for your Just Too Cool file – supercomputer simulation of past year’s hurricane season

At APOD I saw this amazing video and I can’t but share it. Explanation: Where do hurricanes go? To better understand dangerous storms, NASA compiled data from several satellites into a supercomputer simulation of this past year’s hurricane season. Specifically, the … Read More

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NIGERIA: Sun “event” on 13 Oct 2017?

Are any of you reading stories about an event in Nigeria on 13 October 2017, the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun?  Apparently the bishops of Nigeria consecrated Nigeria to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  After the Mass, the … Read More

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